Kenjun

January 3, 2008

Advanced Gmail filters

Filed under: Gmail, Productivity — kenjun @ 3:19 pm

Guide to making complex Gmail filters.

 And/Or searches

By default search terms are grouped with AND meaning all terms have to be in the search. A handy way of creating an OR search (i.e. apple or pear) is to use squiggly brackets such as {}

See here for more details.

http://lifehacker.com/software/hack-attack/build-advanced-gmail-filters-and-persistent-searches-276499.php

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October 25, 2007

How to track down Spam email…

Filed under: Email, Gmail, Spam — kenjun @ 12:17 pm

Here’s a pretty useful guide as to how to decipher spam email headers.

In a nutshell, look for the “Received: from“ header furthest down the email headers.

http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/how-to-track-the-original-location-of-an-email-via-its-ip-address/

How to track down Spam email…

Filed under: Email, Gmail, Spam — kenjun @ 12:17 pm

Here’s a pretty useful guide as to how to decipher spam email headers.

In a nutshell, look for the “Received: from“ header furthest down the email headers.

http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/how-to-track-the-original-location-of-an-email-via-its-ip-address/

July 11, 2007

Build advanced Gmail filters and persistent searches

Filed under: Gmail, Productivity — kenjun @ 2:33 pm

 If you know how to construct the right query in Gmail, you can slice and dice your messages any way you see fit. Plug those queries into filters and Gmail will automatically process your mail for you as it arrives. Gmail’s advanced search, filters and labels make it a god amongst insects in the world of web-based email, but it takes a little know-how to get it working for you.

http://lifehacker.com/software/hack-attack/build-advanced-gmail-filters-and-persistent-searches-276499.php

May 29, 2007

Remove Gmail Sponsored Links

Filed under: Gmail, Productivity, Web 2.0 — kenjun @ 8:34 am

Here’s a script you can use with GreaseMonkey or Stylish that removes those pesky Gmail sponsored link adverts on the right hand side.

http://userstyles.org/style/show/391

If I had a pay-and-remove option then that would be something I’d seriously consider however this is all Gmail Help has to say on the matter:

Opt Out of Ads

Gmail users can’t opt out of receiving ads because these sponsored links help Google support the cost of providing Gmail for free to our users. Instead of serving pop-ups and untargeted banner ads, Gmail displays text ads using our contextual advertising technology. These ads should be relevant to the content of your messages and we hope you’ll find them useful.

Note, an update since I originally posted this – Google have released Google Apps Premier Edition which lets you opt out of ads and also gives you a whopping 25GB of space. All for $50 / user account / year.

April 23, 2007

Gmail uses Vi key combinations!

Filed under: Gmail, Productivity, UI, User Interfaces, Web 2.0 — kenjun @ 8:11 am

Gmail uses Vi key combinations for certain email actions. For example, when looking at your Inbox (or any label or search result):

j – moves you up to the conversation above

k – moves you down to the conversation below

Other (none-Vi) key combinations are:

o – to open up an email

March 26, 2007

Google GMail Loader (GML)

Filed under: Gmail — kenjun @ 5:13 pm

Check out the awesome Gmail Loader…

http://www.marklyon.org/gmail/

The application works by reading your existing mail files, and forwarding them to GMail. It does not delete the mail from your local computer. Email can be set to arrive at GMail in either your ‘Inbox’ or ‘Sent Mail’.

Here’s a guide on how to do it via MacOSX and Mail.app…

http://blog.robinsonhouse.com/2006/02/gmail-switch.html

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