Archive for the ‘GMAIL’ Category

Unlock your GMAIL account

11 July 2012

If you change your GMAIL password, it might stop working on external email clients and devices (even if you put in the new password).

In this case you need to unlock your GMAIL account.

Check out this link for the relevant instructions: http://support.google.com/groups/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2461835

Adding a graphic signature to GMAIL

24 April 2012

If you want to add a graphic signature to email you can’t simply copy and paste the graphic into the signature box – you need to post the image to a third party service like http://tinypic.com/  and then link to it.

Here is a step by step guide:

1. Login to your GMAIL account and then go to Settings

2. Under General, you will see the Signature option:

Above the Signature box you will see an icon (where the arrow is pointing to above) which will allow you to insert an image from a URL as shown below:

3. In order to proceed, visit any image hosting service such as http://tinypic.com/  and upload the relevant image:

4. After browsing for your image and clicking Upload Now, you will get the following:

5. The final step is to copy and then paste the direct link into the add image URL box and then you have your signature.

Google Cloud Print

13 March 2011

Latest versions of Google Chrome now offer “Google Cloud Print”.

Go to options, and the “Under the Hood”. Right at the bottom you can enable Google Cloud Print.

This allows you to add printers that then become available to you over the cloud through any device that has google.

e.g. you can print off a page in Chrome while in the office and it will appear at home (providing computer at home is on)

This also applies to gmail and google docs

From mobile phones you can print using print option on the top right hand corner

For more information, see this article.

Gmail – new feature turn off conversations!

20 October 2010

I would like to thank my friend Gil for writing this blog and bringing this to my attention.

 

Hiding GMAIL IMAP folders

19 August 2010

If you use IMAP for gmail there are a number of folders you may want to hide such as “Bin”, “All Mail”, and “Starred.

This is simple to deal with . Just login to Gmail in your web browser, click Settings (top right) and then “Labs” (top right)

Then “Enable” “Advanced IMAP Controls” and then “Save Changes” at the top.

Then click on “Settings” once again (top right) and then on “Labels” and you can hide the folders you no longer want to see in your email client (e.g. Outlook)

It is a very good idea to hide “All Mail” since temptation to delete mail will delete from all email that was filed in folders!