Tag Archives: Gmail

It’s now. Do you know if your Google Apps are working?

The first thing I did today when my Google Mail stopped responding was to get on Twitter and ask if Google Apps was (were?) down. Better idea: Check the Google Apps status report. It includes both a current report and a history for the past several days. As of 4:02 pm EDT on 9/1/09 … [...]

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New label management procedure in Gmail

I just noticed there’s no longer a button to click to rename a label in Gmail. Fortunately I found out how to do it by searching Gmail help. Go to the Settings >> Labels page.  Click on a label and it turns into an edit field.

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Gmail and secure web content

Yesterday I asked why I wasn’t seeing images embedded in Gmail messages even though I told Gmail to display them. Today I answered my own question: I was answering “yes,” I want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely. The text was being delivered securely but the images were not, so I [...]

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What’s wrong with this non-picture?

I’m having trouble lately with opt-in e-mail marketing messages displaying correctly in Google Apps Gmail. Look at this: When I opened this same message in Outlook, at first I got the notification that pictures were not being downloaded. But when I told Outlook to download and display the pictures, it readily complied. Not so for [...]

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Resources for Google Apps users with BlackBerries

Subscribers to Google Apps Premium Edition have access to some pretty good tools for synchronization with BlackBerries. But it’s harder than it should be to find instructions for setting this up. So I’m taking this opportunity to provide some direct links to the Google help documents. Overview of IMAP Enabling IMAP in Gmail Generic IMAP [...]

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Outlook notification when new Gmail arrives

One problem – if you consider it that – with Gmail and other IMAP accounts is that Outlook doesn’t by default pop up that little envelope at the bottom of your screen when a new message arrives. Lytebyte shows you how to configure an Outlook rule to compensate. The rule is designed for Outlook 2007. [...]

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Don’t get scared by the headlines

“Gmail accounts hacked via unpatched hole!” That’s the headline on this article from Windows Secrets, which is generally a very good source of information. Based on the headline alone, you might think that using Gmail is inherently insecure. But a closer reading of the article reveals that Gmail accounts can only be hacked in this [...]

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Hiawatha Bray on computing while in the clouds

Boston Globe technology reporter Hiawatha Bray writes about how to work with cloud-based documents when you have no connection to the internet. He reviews three products/services: Google Gears, Apple MobileMe, and Microsoft Live Mesh. I’ll post my own thoughts on these services after I have a chance to play with them.

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E-mail in the cloud

Obviously, every small business needs e-mail. And every e-mail account needs a server to make the connection between one mailbox and another. One option is to have your own mail server, and the other is to have your mailboxes on someone else’s server. In the mid-to-late 1990s, only large companies could afford to purchase and [...]

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