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Why can't I email myself at: MyEmail@74.125.235.55?

I opened cmd and typed ping gmail.com. It shows me: C:\Windows\system32>ping gmail.com Pinging gmail.com [74.125.235.55] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 74.125.235.55: bytes=32 time=6ms TTL=56 ...
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How can I use encryption with Gmail?

I'm currently reading Cory Doctorow's novel Little Brother which includes a part about encrypted messaging, and even wrapping messages first in my private key and then your public key. I'd like to ...
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Download all mail messages from Gmail including Sent folder items

How can I download all the messages from a Gmail account, including the Sent folder items, when a normal POP fetch will only grab the inbox items? My wife recently died, and she gave me access to her ...
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How can I find out where an email really came from?

How can I know where an email really originated from? Is there any way to find it out? I have heard about email headers, but I don't know where can I see email headers, in Gmail, for instance. Any ...
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How do I stop Apple Mail from opening because of iCal appointments?

I use only webbased Gmail for mail, but Mail.app keeps popping up as a result from iCal-appointments that have a e-mail reminder setting. I also get these reminders from Gmail anyway and I would like ...
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How can I get Thunderbird to check subfolders on IMAP?

I have Thunderbird set up to use my Gmail account through IMAP. All works well and good, except for one problem: I have a group of gmail mail filters set up to redirect mail into different labels ...
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How to stop Mail.app in Lion creating an Archive folder for archiving in Gmail?

Mail.app in Mac OS 10.7 added an Archive button. Unfortunately, when archiving a message in a Gmail account, instead of simply putting the message into All Mail folder, Mail.app creates a folder ...
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How to setup a Google Apps GTalk account in Pidgin?

I can setup my normal GTalk account in Pidgin, but I don't know how to do it with my work GTalk which is for a Google Apps domain.
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Apple's Mail showing “the identity of smtp.gmail.com cannot be verified”

When trying to send email using Gmail in OS X Mail, I get: The identity of "smtp.gmail.com" cannot be verified. The certificate for this server is invalid. You might be connecting to a server ...
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Getting Gmail in Emacs?

I'm trying to learn Emacs, and I think that getting gmail right in it would be cool. I've tried a but of tutorials online, but I couldn't figure out what a lot of them were talking about. A lot of ...
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How do I make mailto: links open gmail in Ubuntu?

I've tried using this How-To Geek guide, but it doesn't work. Running the script from the terminal works (although I had to change its permissions first), but clicking on a mailto: link does nothing. ...
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How do I synchronize Thunderbird tags with Gmail labels?

I have Thunderbird connecting to a Gmail account via IMAP, so Gmail labels show up as folders in Thunderbird. Moving items to folders in Thunderbird causes labels to be applied in Gmail. However, ...
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How do you remove an account from Windows 8 Mail that “Needs Attention”?

I'm using Windows 8.1 Pro, and the Mail app has a Gmail account that "Needs Attention". I'd like to go ahead and remove it. I go to the Charms bar, Setting, Account, and find that Gmail account in ...
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Google two factor authentication rejects login from Thunderbird

Since I turned on the two-factor login in googlemail, I cannot login from Thunderbird anymore. (Before it was all fine.) What do I have to change in Thunderbird?
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Windows 8 Mail App doesn't work with Gmail when 2-step verification is enabled

I'm unable to link my Gmail account to Windows 8 Mail app when I have 2-step verification enabled on my Google account. The error message that's given is: "That email address or password didn't work." ...
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What approach should I take to export my iPhone contacts to Gmail?

I'm on the iPhone OS3, I want to get my contacts on my phone in sync with my Google contacts, but I don't want to lose what is currently in my phone. So far I have been under the impression that by ...
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What does it mean to “subscribe” to an IMAP folder?

I'm using Thunderbird with Gmail IMAP and there's this "Subscribe" option for folders. What does that mean?
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Gmail as default Windows mail program (not same as `mailto:`)

How to set Gmail as the default system mail client on Windows 7? This is not the same as setting the default client for mailto: hyperlinks. Gmail is my default for mailto links, but when I use ...
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How do I set Thunderbird to notify me of new emails in only certain folders?

I use Gmail with Thunderbird, which is working great, except for the part where I get a new email. It shows me the new email twice when notifying because it appears in both the inbox and All Mail ...
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How to set Gmail as default email client in Windows 8?

How can I use Gmail (in Chrome) as the default email handler in Windows 8? I used to use GmailNotifier in Windows 7, but that doesn't seem to work anymore. Clicking on a mailto: link simply opens ...
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GMail and SSL Encryption - how much is encrypted

It's strangely difficult to find out exactly how SSL works with email, at least insofar as answering my specific question - when I connect to gmail using SSL, I understand that my connected is secure ...
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The best IMAP client for Gmail in Linux [closed]

I'd like to use an IMAP client to have an offline backup and access to Gmail. Now I use mutt, but I am not very satisfied. What is the best IMAP client for Linux to use with Gmail? I want it to be ...
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How can I configure desktop notification display time in Google Chrome?

Recently Gmail introduced an HTML5-based desktop notification feature for Google Chrome users (see this). It's very useful, however, the notifications disappear too quickly (in about 5 seconds) and I ...
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How can I import a PST file to Gmail?

I'm in the process of moving my email to Gmail. I used to use Outlook and I have a massive amount of email stored in various PST files (about 7GB worth). Ultimately I'd like to store this all in Gmail ...
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Send an Email at a future date

I'd like to write up an email that gets sent out in a few days. I'd prefer to use Gmail, but I could use some other client if necessary. It doesn't look like Gmail has this feature in their labs ...
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Mutt seems to sync to Gmail IMAP only on quit

I am using Mutt 1.5.20 in Mac OS X Terminal. I have a Google mail account whose mail I fetch via IMAP. I also use a Gmail notifier app to notify me of new e-mail messages. My experience with Mutt ...
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Gmail spinning forever in Chrome, but fine in Firefox

For a long time, Gmail does not work correctly in Chrome on my machine. I am able to read/compose email without any problems, but the spinning wheel is shown forever. In Firefox 4, the same Gmail ...
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Log in with two accounts (e.g., in Gmail) in a single Firefox window

I have two Gmail accounts. I'd like to log in to both of them at the same time in a single Firefox window. How would I go about it? I know one suggestion is IETab, but that fix has too much of a ...
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How can I stop Gmail from keeping me logged in after I close the browser?

If I am logged into Gmail and I quit my browser, then reopen it, I expect to find that I am no longer logged in. This is the way it used to behave. Now unless I explicitly log out, it brings me right ...
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Why does gmail think mail my server sends is a spam? [closed]

Complete message received by Gmail (email, server ip and host are replaced): Delivered-To: <myemail> Received: by 10.180.24.132 with SMTP id u4cs216052wif; Thu, 20 Oct 2011 03:22:03 ...
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Google chat on Windows 8 Release Preview Messaging app

I have connected my Windows live account(Microsoft account), Facebook account and Google account with Windows 8. On "People" Windows 8 app it shows as connected to Microsoft, Facebook, Google, ...
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How can I get a backup of my Gmail and Yahoo mails to my PC?

Is there a way to backup all mails of my Gmail and Yahoo mails to my local computer... I don't use Outlook... How can I get a backup my Gmail and Yahoo mails to my PC? Any ways...
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Outlook 2013 + Gmail leads to many messages in drafts even after it is sent

I've added my Gmail to Outlook 2013 via IMAP. Now whenever I compose an email, if I let it wait for a while, it saves a copy to my IMAP drafts folder. However, when I send the message, the message ...
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Editing contact in GMail overwrites iPhone contact photo with a poor quality picture

I spend a decent amount of time setting the photos for all the contacts on my iPhone so that the photo will come up full-screen when talking to them on the phone. I use ActiveSync to sync my iPhone ...
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How to send a batch file by email

Trying to send a batch file as an email attachment, I get the following error: mx.google.com rejected your message to the following e-mail addresses: foo@googlemail.com mx.google.com ...
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Change default Safari email client to Gmail

How do I change the default email client in Safari on the Mac to Gmail? Mailto tags currently open in Eudora, but it's time to move to Gmail.
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How can I tell if my domain is on an email blacklist?

All of a sudden, emails I send to my wife's Gmail account are getting rejected as spam: Message rejected. Please visit http://www.google.com/mail/help/bulk_mail.html to review our Bulk Email ...
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How do I access Gmail in lynx?

Client does not support https. That is all I am getting. I even tried the basic HTML link.
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Retrieve emails from other IMAP accounts in Gmail *automatically* [closed]

I'd like to retrieve emails from other IMAP accounts (they can not be accessed via POP) automatically in Gmail. I know you can manually copy from one IMAP account to another and there are even IMAP ...
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Gmail - Ways to have more than 20 items per page in the search results [closed]

Gmail has the notorious limitation of 20 results per page when searching your mail. Is there an extension (Chrome - preferable, Firefox, etc.) that can fix this (i.e. allow more than 20 items per ...
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Import e-mail via IMAP into GMail?

I thought GMail had a way to import mail from an old account. Searching a little bit, I found this post from 2009 regarding importing mail into GMail. However, there is no longer an "Accounts and ...
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Gmail push new mail notifications to Linux?

Is there any way to coax Gmail into pushing new-mail notifications into my Linux machine, without using a full-on graphical mail client like Thunderbird? edit: Thanks for all the responses, but ...
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Postfix: forwarding e-mail to GMail not working

On my (web server) machine, I just want to be able to send and receive e-mail, and have e-mail addressed to particular addresses forwarded to my GMail inbox. Right now, I have installed postfix and ...
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How to get the URL of a Gmail or other webapp page in Chrome “application shortcut” mode?

In the google chrome web browser, if you want to copy the URL of the current page, in normal browser mode, you'd just copy the URL out of the address bar. But when your web app is running in the ...
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How can I safely open a suspicious email?

Suppose I receive an email that I highly suspect is some form of spam but I'm not 100% sure. Suppose also that I'm using form of webmail (like Gmail) with good spam filters, but this message made it ...
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Receiving more email than I can handle [closed]

Recently I have started receiving more email than I can handle. Because of this I sometimes forget to reply to an important email, or I spend more time tracking and replying to emails than I would ...
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Can we have a linux terminal chat client for gmail?

Does a gmail terminal chat client exist or anyway one can write it?
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Disable gmail's spam filter when forwarding email? [closed]

I have several (4-6) different Google accounts, I use the Gmail addresses for different reasons and I forward the emails from all of them to a single Gmail account. Occasionally, important messages ...
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Outlook 2013 and GMail: I want outlook delete action to archive not trash

In Outlook 2010 there was an option to have the delete action move the e-mails into a specific IMAP folder instead of moving them to trash. That option is apparently has been dropped in Outlook 2013. ...
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GMail, IMap and Outlook: Speeding it up?

I finally set up Outlook to use GMail and IMAP, but unfortunately, it's extremely slow. The reason, I think for this is because I have 14300 emails in my inbox. And I have no intention to delete ...