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Title says it all… Why, oh why can’t I control the order in which Gmail filters are applied? They appear on the list in the order in which they were created, and there is no way to re-order them. Depending on how heavily you rely on filters for managing your e-mail, this matters. A lot.

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How to Get Less E-Mail

by Michael on February 16, 2010 · 0 comments

One of the things that I constantly struggle with is e-mail overload. I get way more than I can handle, and I’m not great about processing it. That means that it builds up in my inbox to the point of overwhelming me.

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Have you ever wished you could schedule an e-mail message to be sent in the future? I have. And until today, I hadn’t found a good solution. While some local mail clients include this feature, Gmail does not. Moreover, even if your client supports scheduling, you may have to have it open to work.

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Avoid Gmail Web Outages With IMAP

by Michael on September 1, 2009 · 0 comments

If you’re a Gmail user, you may have noticed that there was a major Gmail outage earlier today. This outage affected both Gmail per se as well as Google Apps Mail. Attempts to access Gmail directly (using the web interface) resulted in a server error, effectively stopping millions from accessing their e-mail.

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Enable Gmail Themes in Google Apps

by Michael on August 21, 2009 · 1 comment

Have you gotten bored of the plain vanilla Gmail interface? If so, you’re in luck… Google rolled out some new themes awhile back. To access them, simply click on “Settings” in the top right corner and look for the “Themes” tab on the right. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, check out the following picture.

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Shortly after getting my iPhone 3Gs, I decided to move my online life into Google Apps. One big reason for this is the exceptionally bad spam filtering by the e-mail server at work. It’s so bad that I’ve become very dependent on client-side filtering.

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I recently migrated my e-mail into Google Apps (Gmail for your domain) and have been managing it via IMAP with Apple’s Mail.app. Following a recent OS X 10.5.x update, however, Mail.app started creating a Gmail label called “Apple Mail To Do.” If you delete it, it re-appears when Mail syncs with your Gmail account. Annoying.

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Have you ever noticed that the iPhone shrinks your photos when you e-mail them? The iPhone 3Gs is capable of shooting 3 megapixel photos, so who wants them downsized to 800 x 600 when e-mailing them? The good news is that it’s easy to avoid this problem and send full-resolution photos.

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