Cut and paste is great, but for some purposes, it's a tool of last resort. Gmail makes it much simpler to save your messages as documents and PDFs, keeping formatting intact. Here's how to do it:Log in to Gmail. Click the gear-shaped icon near the top right, then select Settings. Click the Labs tab near the top center. Scroll down and click Enable next to Create a Document. Scroll to the top or bottom and click the button labeled Save Changes. The next time you want to save a message as a doc, … Read more
When new Google features are introduced, normal Google users get them right away, but Google Apps user accounts may be set to a scheduled release track, which delays the rollout of new features.
If you want new Google features to propagate immediately to your Apps accounts, you'll need to change the release track from Scheduled to Rapid Release. Here's how:
Log in to your Google Apps control panel and go to Domain settings > General. Scroll down to New User Features and change the selection from Scheduled Release to Rapid Release.
If you don't want to have … Read more
If you've ever sent a private e-mail to an unintended party, or forgot to include an attachment in a business e-mail, you're not alone.
Here are nine tips for avoiding common e-mail snafus:
1. Forgetting attachments "I've attached the document for your review." "Oops, no I didn't." Forgetting attachments is so common that Google's Forgotten Attachment Detector graduated from Google Labs to being a permanent feature in Gmail. The best way to avoid forgetting to include attachments, even if you use Gmail (the forgotten attachment detector is not foolproof), is to … Read more
Wondering why a certain e-mail was dumped into your Gmail spam folder? Google will now clue you in.
As of yesterday, Gmail users can select any message banished to the spam folder and see a "Why is this message in Spam?" notice near the top. The notice will display a brief explanation accompanied by a "Learn more" link to a page describing the many reasons certain messages are considered spam.
A look at the e-mail in my own Gmail spam folder revealed a variety of explanations.
For one e-mail that claimed to be from YouTube but … Read more
Google has added a new setting to your Gmail account, which allows you to revert back to text buttons, instead of the icon-style buttons found in Gmail after the redesign.
To revert from icon buttons back to the familiar text buttons, log in to your Gmail account and navigate to Mail settings (gear icon in top-right corner > Mail settings).
Under the General tab, there will be a new option titled Button labels. Change the setting to Text, then save your changes at the bottom of the page.
Easy-enough change, right? Gmail users should have the setting available for them … Read more
Gmail labels and stars are a great way to organize your e-mail, especially if you keep all your messages, the way Google recommends. Now, you can add those labels and stars to your messages, before you send them.
When you compose a new Gmail message now, you'll notice the new Labels drop-down menu, next to the Discard button. Before you send your e-mail, select your label or star it, then when you're done composing your message, just hit Send.
When you go to your sent mail now, you'll see that your sent message has been … Read more
Gmail, as long as I can remember, has always displayed a paperclip icon next to the date/time of an e-mail indicating a file is attached to that particular e-mail. While the basic indicator of an attachment is great, it would be nice to have a heads up of what kind of file is attached, especially if you are expecting a specific type of document from someone. With a Chrome extension called Attachment Icons for Gmail, getting alerted to type of file attached is possible.
We are not only the product these days. We are also the product marketers.
Yet some Gmail users have, in recent days, become increasingly upset that Google appears to be using their names in order to sell Google products to non-Gmail users.
A Google forum discussion offers the spontaneous distaste of users who claim that Google has co-opted them as salespersons.
"STOP IT!" reads a post from someone with the handle Mrcheck. "At no point did I say it was ok for google to send email messages to my non-gmail contacts recommending they sign up for gmail.&… Read more
Many of us have our favorite e-mail provider up on our computers all day long. Using keyboard shortcuts, instead of pointing and clicking, can save a couple of seconds per action, leading to improved efficiency.
Gmail If you haven't taken a look at what you can do in Gmail with your keyboard lately, you may want to check it out. Though Gmail keyboard shortcuts have been around a while, new ones have been added periodically, coinciding with enhancements and new features.
Yahoo Mail Yahoo's Webmail service hasn't … Read more
Few business resources are as valuable as your list of contacts. It's no wonder companies such as Twitter and iPad app vendor Path are trying to get their hands on their customers' contacts--with or without their express permission.
Contacts are like rabbits: they tend to multiply whenever they get together.
In the past year my Gmail contact list has grown by 50 percent, not to mention the many updates and changes to existing entries. Contact-sync programs promise to keep the information in multiple address books up-to-date, but the programs I've tried create so many duplicate records they'… Read more