35 Cool Gmail Tips You Probably Don't Use (but Should!) - Updated!

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Vesuvius

Outlook desktop client is so much more powerful and easier to use then Gmail. Add office 365 exchange and you have everything for your life and work. Gmail maybe for personal use if you dont need to use it for work. Want to add photos, files, contracts, video, emails, voice mail files and recordings etc to your contact in gmail? Well you can't do it. Want to do an easy email merge? Can't do it in gmail. With Outlook all this is possible and with the one note program attached to your contacts you have an all in one crm! Email is the life blood of business and the world right now and Outlook is the God of all prgrams.

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GrayWolfShaman

Hey guys, just FYI, it looks like you meant to write "Configure GMAIL in Outlook with IMAP" for the last heading on page 2 but instead repeated the heading above it, namely "Configure GMAIL in Outlook with POP3." Thanks for the article!

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Paul_Lilly

Good catch!

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schwit

"If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place." This is a quote from the CEO of Google. This is an incredibly scary philosophy, especially coming from the head of a company whose profits are based upon datamining your emails and searches and who knows what else they do with the data.

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LatiosXT

Nobody can keep you secure on the internet. Once the data is out there, it's saved somewhere and logged. Eventually with enough know-how, someone will figure out that it's yours.

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reutnes

Something you need to realize is that EVERYTHING you do on the internet is tracked.  Yahoo does it, AOL does it, Google does it, Microsoft/Hotmail does it, the government does it.  Name any company connected to the internet.  I'll wait. ________________ they do it too.  

 Now Google CEO says that if you have something you don't want other people to know, then you shouldn't put it online.  This is not just true to google!  It's true for FREAKIN EVERYBODY.  It DOES NOT take a Google CEO to tell you this!  If you ever took a computer course, they probably told you.  If you ever had somebody repair your computer, they probably told you.  Your favorite tech blog probably has a post about it.  

So why is it so different when Google CEO says it?  Why is everybody freaking out?  This isn't news, people!  It's been happening every day since the internet was invented. 

 I don't have anything to hide.  I don't care if Google or Yahoo or whoever else knows that I play a trumpet, enjoy video games and visit 4 different tech sites.  I really don't.  What are they gonna do with that?  It's not like they'll figure out that I run a meth lab in my garage based on that information.  (I really don't).   If I have some superbad secret that I don't want a search provider to know about, then chances are I work with the mob and that it will never get punched in online in the first place.

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DBsantos77

 But what about pr0n? XD sorry I had to ask. :D

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V-mateika

The point is (for me), that Yahoo is the most poorly secure email client. The major email clients all have similar features nowadays but Gmail remains king for very good security.

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reutnes

The thing I like most about Gmail is that I can put in the name/password of any of my other email accounts anywhere else and it will retrieve them for me.  My school hands out email addresses to students, but it really is sub-par compared to Gmail, plus the teachers can read all your stuff. I also have an old yahoo address, and some people just refuse to accept that yes, I really did switch email addresses.  Gmail makes life easier by getting emails from both of those accounts and putting them all in one handy place.  I can also send mail FROM those addresses using my Gmail account, if I should wish to.

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hades_2100

Yahoo has this. So does my school account. So does Outlook... What's your point?

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Digital-Storm

Last I saw, Yahoo doesn't let you send an email with another account name. Such as sending an email from gmail from your yahoo email address.

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hades_2100

??? Beside the FROM field I have a drop-down list of 5 email addresses to send FROM.

 

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