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Over the past few years, I’ve become increasingly dependent on Gmail. I actually have several different accounts that I need to keep separate for a variety of reasons, and have found that Mailplane is an excellent tool for managing them.

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How to Change the Order of Your Gmail Filters

by Michael on February 16, 2010 · 16 comments

Wow. Just minutes after expressing my frustrations about being unable to control the order of Gmail filters, I figured out a simple workaround. As it turns out, Gmail Labs has a “Filter import/export” function that makes it all possible.

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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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I just noticed that certain phone numbers haven’t been making it over from Google Contacts to my iPhone. As I’ve noted previously, I’m using Google Sync (plus a couple of workarounds) to integrate my MacBook Pro, Google Apps, and iPhone. After a bit of investigation, I discovered the problem…

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