Category Archive for: email

Gmail Labs: Undo Send! TGFU (thank goodness for undo)

The people behind Gmail are constantly working to add features to their already kick-ass email client web application.  Google Labs is sort of like a toy chest for Gmail, containing dozens of major and minor plug ins for the Gmail client.  Some of these plug ins provide new features, some simply tweak the look and…

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Gmail tip: Mute a discussion thread

Subscribe to a lot of mailing lists do you?  Receive a lot of email about stuff you don’t really care about? Reclaim control over your inbox!  Behold, the “Mute” feature in Gmail.  Found in the “More Actions” menu of Gmail, mute allows you to effectively silence long, irrelevant conversation threads. [Muted …] messages added to…

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Inbox Zero: a new email frontier

I spent the entirety of last week uploading mail from user accounts into the Google.  and what i saw in the process shocked and frightened me!  i saw massive, bloated inboxes, overflowing with unread messages and one-off memos that should’ve been deleted the moment their message met your visual cortex.  i saw folders of folders…

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Screencast: Learn about QuickLook

QuickLook is a spiffy new feature of OS X 10.5 “Leopard”.  In the following screencast i’ll show you how you can use QuickLook to work more quickly and easily on documents and email. Click here to view the screencast.

Advice for Controlling Email Onslaught

How do you do it?! Inquiring minds want to know! A top 5 list from the website of my personal productivity guru Mr. Merlin Mann.  These are some easy and quick tips for improving the quality of our email communication.  Humankind has had roughly 10,000 years to master the written word, and we’ve had maybe…

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[SPAM] Easily mark messages as junk

Neil asks: Hey Joel, Would it be possible to set up another key (spam) that we can click on and the checked items, or the item we are reading and they go into the spam folder, probably along the top with the, Expunge,Read, etc. Might be a little easier for some folx ?….Thanx/Neil Yeah, definitely!…

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[SPAM] Even MORE junk filtering!

One added suggestion for improved spam filtering on your inbox. Remember in the previous tutorial where i had you go into your Mail Preferences and edit that junk mail rule? We are going to do something similar to that. There is a spam filter on the mail server which detects and marks spam by prepending…

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PDF: one document format to unite us all

We live in an age of vibrant techno-diversity. We have computing platforms galore from Windows and Mac, to the countless variations of Linux. We have MS Office, and, and NeoOffice, and StarOffice, JOffice, Simdesk, and way more to choose from for our word processing and spreadsheeting needs. With all these different options and file…

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Email: Making hyperlinks actually work in emails

Links in emails are tricky cuz sometimes you want the recipient to be able to click the link in your message but when they receive the message half the URL is blue and clickable but half isn’t! What gives?! Here’s a trick: put a long URL string in between the greater-than/less-than signs “< >” like…

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