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Can Streak really track if Gmail emails are read?

The service Streak has been making the rounds lately. It is more or less an addon for Gmail that improves Google's mail service significantly in many ways. You can create so called […]

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How to block people on Google+ from emailing you

One of Google's primary goals, besides knowing more about you than your better half, is to integrate the company's Google+ service into its other services. Since Google+ is not as popular as […]

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How to block images from being shown automatically on Gmail for Android

Most email clients come with settings that allow you to define whether you want images to be displayed directly when you open emails, or not. While it is sure more comfortable if […]

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How to restore Basic HTML View on Gmail

Google's email service Gmail provided you with two different view modes for quite some time. The default view mode that is currently using quite an assortment of technologies, colors, and other features, […]

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How to block Gmail from displaying images in emails by default

Most email providers and programs nowadays do not display images and other data linked to third party servers by default when you open emails on their websites or in email clients. If […]

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How to make sure you do not miss emails in the new Gmail interface

The new Gmail interface that divides emails into different groups such as primary, promotions, social or forums has been up for some time now. If you are using Gmail on the web, […]

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Download Gmail and Google Calendar data from Google Takeout

The Google Takeout service has been created to provide users of Google services with the means to download data to their local system. The service is not covering all Google products, but […]

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A close look at Gmail's new Google Drive integration for attachments

If you are using a web mail service such as Gmail, Outlook or Yahoo Mail, you have probably come up with your own way on how to deal with email attachments. Most […]


Powerbot for Gmail and Dropbox gets a boost

Back in June, when the weather was still warm around these parts, we talked about the integration of Gmail with Evernote -- combining what could be considered the best of web-based email […]

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Old Compose for Chrome restores Gmail's old compose interface

Google back in April 2013 changed the Gmail compose interface in a significant matter. Instead of opening it in its own page on the Gmail website, it now opened as a small […]

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Mozilla Persona gets a boost with Gmail integration

Mozilla Persona on first glance may look like any other single sign-in solution that you find on the Internet, such as those offered by Facebook or Google. On second glance though, it […]

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Center and enlarge Gmail's new compose window

I'm not a fan of Gmail's new compose window that sits down there in the bottom right corner of the window when you hit the compose button. That said, I'm also not […]

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Secure Gmail adds email encryption to Google Mail

With PRISM news losing momentum and shifting to Snowden's whereabouts almost entirely, it is likely that the majority of the world population will have forgotten about it very soon. It is unlikely […]

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Evernote for Chrome gets Gmail integration

Evernote is one of my favorite daily apps, I should begin with that disclaimer. It works everywhere -- mobile and web browsers. With a simple click of Web Clipper browser extension, you can […]

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Google testing ads that resemble emails in Gmail's inbox

It is almost tragic that Google is violating quality guidelines on many of their web properties that it requires webmasters and third parties to uphold to. The latest is a test the […]

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How useful is the new tabbed Gmail inbox?

As you may know already, Google has added a new feature to its Gmail email service that it states will put you back in control of your inbox. The feature will roll […]

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Gmail integrated Google Wallet lets you send money right away to scammers

Email attachments have been limited to files for as long as they have existed. This changes soon with Google's announcement that it will integrate the company's own Google Wallet payment service right […]

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Gmail: Hold down Shift for a larger compose window

Gmail's new compose window is highly controversial. Some users like it as they can now access emails at the same time and in the same browser tab to reference them or re-read […]

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Changing the From address on Gmail

Google for some time now has been testing a new compose window for its Gmail email service. Some days ago, the company switched to the new compose panel on Gmail and while […]

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Switch to Gmail's old compose window

Google is constantly working, tweaking and rearranging its products. Sometimes, the changes are small and go by undetected while at other times, they impact how the majority of users work in a […]

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Gmail's account activity reveals browser details now

Google back in 2008 added a feature to its Gmail email service that displays the recent access history on the Gmail homepage after sign in. Here you'd be presented with a table […]


Connect your Google account to Evernote

I am probably not alone when I say that Evernote has become an indispensable piece of software. The free service works with Windows, Mac and Linux, as well as mobile operating systems, and even […]

Gmail 2.0 for iOS rolls out

I could be mistaken, but I have a feeling that Ghacks readers have a rather distinct Android leaning. However, to be fair, the competition certainly has it's fans, and with good reason. […]

Gmail for Android Moves to 4.2, adds more features

Gmail, along with other Google services, is a core part of the company's Android operating system for phones and tablets. Today the popular email service got a much needed update with a […]

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Gmail: sending large files using Google Drive

Mail servers may reject emails that cross a certain size threshold due to mail attachments that are included in the email. The threshold is usually in the 20 Megabyte region but it […]

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How to make sure Gmail emails never land in spam

Google has spam mostly under control on Gmail, and most users of the email service have to deal with spam only rarely when they use it. You may however run into situations […]

Gmail advanced search parameters

Google's email service Gmail, or Google Mail, supports a variety of advanced search parameters which have not been documented that well until now. Recently it became known for instance that emails can […]

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Filter Gmail email messages by size

If you need to find large attachments on Gmail quickly, you have a few options at your disposal. You can for instance use the Find Big Email service which automatically goes through […]

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Google modifies compose in Gmail

Google a few minutes ago announced a change affecting their popular email service Gmail. The change affects how you compose emails when you use the interface on the Google Mail website. Previously, […]

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Gmail addon to share files from, send files to SkyDrive

Microsoft in preparation of the Windows 8 launch has evaluated all of its products to sort out some and focus on others. One of the products that the company has moved into […]

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Gmail: advanced search autocomplete predictions and three labs graduations

If you are accessing your Gmail account in a web browser you have probably noticed that Google has been busy lately adding new features to its Google Mail service. It was just […]

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How to recover deleted Gmail messages

Things can go wrong when you are working with a computer or relying on a set of data, and it does not necessarily have to be your fault to begin with. Emails […]

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How to migrate your email from to

Microsoft launched the new mail interface on the last day of July 2012 with the intention to replace its traditional email service Hotmail with the new service eventually. Hotmail users currently […]

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Shortcuts for Gmail: Learn Gmail hotkeys on the fly in Chrome

Remember KeyRocket? A free for personal use application for Windows that is helping you learn keyboard shortcuts while you use supported programs such as Microsoft Office or Windows Explorer. The developer team […]

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Google replaces Gmail video chat with Google+ Hangouts

It is becoming apparent that Google is pushing its Google+ networking service with all of its might into the market. I'm not saying that Google+ is a bad service, or that it […]

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Why I prefer desktop email clients over web-based services

With Mozilla's announcement that the company would put Thunderbird development on a backburner to concentrate on Firefox OS and other projects that it has identified as "pursue-worthy", came two user reactions. The […]

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How to add a custom photo background to Gmail

Gmail back in 2008 launched a themes engine that allowed users of the service's web client to change the black and white design of the site to something that at times looked […]

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How To Use Gmails Email Translate Feature

Automatic email translations have been available on Google Mail for some time as parts of Gmail Labs. Users who have activated the feature in their account, were able to make use of […]

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Google Drive Launches With 5 Gigabytes Of Free Storage

Google's file hosting and synchronization service Google Drive is here, at least for some users as the service seems to be rolling out gradually right now. The Google Drive homepage is live, […]

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Gmail Reports Why Mails Have Been Rated As Spam

Like many other email providers, Gmail is using anti-spam technologies to filter out spam messages automatically. These spam messages are then moved into the spam folder, and not into the mail inbox. […]



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