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2 Possible Fixes for Mail SMTP Sending Errors in OS X Yosemite

Oct 28, 2014 - 65 Comments
Fix SMTP Mail sending problems

Some Mac users who updated OS X to Yosemite have found Mail app to experience errors or problems when trying to send email. Typically this is in the form of an SMTP server connection error, a mailbox that’s seemingly stuck offline, a repeated request for a password from Mail app (a fairly common issue which … Read More

Set the Default Google Account for Multiple Gmail Account Users

Aug 13, 2014 - 3 Comments
Change the default Google account with multiple sign in

Using Google’s “multiple sign-in” feature is a great way to juggle between multiple Google accounts and Gmail addresses. But a common issue with using multiple Google accounts is being able to determine which is the default account, and it’s easy to get things mixed up with multiple logins. That’s what we’re looking to resolve here, … Read More

Enable a Recall Email Feature in Gmail to Undo Sending Erroneous Messages

Jul 6, 2014 - 7 Comments
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If you’ve ever sent an email that you immediately realized wasn’t complete, contained errors, or, even worse, was to the wrong person, you know that feeling of dread. For Gmail users, an optional setting offers a layer of forgiveness to those situations, providing for the ability to recall a sent email if acted upon quickly. … Read More

Hide the Unread eMail Number on Mail Icons for iPhone & iPad

Apr 29, 2014 - 5 Comments
Large mail unread count number on icon

Most of us have an email account or two, and likewise most of us have an increasingly growing number of unread mail messages accumulating slowly (or quickly) in our inboxes. Features like VIP tagging and inbox can help to tame some of the email clutter, but there’s simply no denying that some of our inboxes … Read More

How to Sync Gmail / Google Contacts with iOS on iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch

Aug 27, 2013 - Leave a Comment
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You can easily configure Google / Gmail contacts to sync with an iOS device like an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. This transfers all Google Contact details onto the iOS device, in addition to keeping all contacts in sync, meaning any changes made in one service will carry over to the other nearly instantaneously. This … Read More

Easily Use & Switch Between Multiple Gmail Accounts on iPhone & iPad with Gmail App

Aug 3, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Add multiple Gmail accounts to iPhone / iPad with Gmail app for iOS

If you have multiple Gmail accounts that you juggle between, rather than adding them all to the default iOS Mail app, do yourself a favor and grab Google’s official Gmail app for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Not only is Gmail for iOS an excellent full-featured mobile email client, it also makes managing multiple … Read More

How to Disable Gmail Inbox Sorting and Return to the Old Inbox Style

Jul 25, 2013 - Leave a Comment
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Gmail recently revised the default inbox to automatically sort inbound emails into several categories that are represented by tabs across the top of the inbox: Primary, Social, Promotions, and Updates. Though this may help to manage some inboxes, it can also be frustrating as some emails are improperly sorted. Additionally, many users prefer to have … Read More

View Only Unread Messages in a Gmail Inbox with 2 Simple Tricks

Jun 30, 2013 - 12 Comments
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Gmail is an excellent mail client, but one feature that has always felt missing was a simple sorting ability to view only the unread email messages residing in an inbox. It turns out you can show only the unread messages with Gmail though, you just have to use either a simple search operator to reveal … Read More

Stay Sane with Multiple Email Accounts on an iPhone by Using Different Apps

Dec 20, 2012 - 10 Comments
Multiple email accounts on iPhone as managed with different apps

Many of us juggle multiple email accounts these days, one for work, one for personal, one for various web signups, and whatever else. While you can easily configure the default iOS Mail app to manage multiple accounts and inboxes and flip between them yourself, another approach is to separate the mail accounts completely by using … Read More

3 Simple Gmail Tips to Boost Email Productivity

Dec 9, 2012 - 13 Comments
Drag and drop GMail attachments

Gmail is one of the most popular email services around, and if you use the web-based email client as your primary email app too then you’ll undoubtedly benefit from these three simple tips to boost productivity. No, they won’t end the email onslaught and 100 new email messages a day that we all suffer from, … Read More

Official Gmail App for iPhone and iPad Released

Nov 2, 2011 - 9 Comments
Gmail for iPad screenshot

Google has released an official native Gmail app for iOS that runs beautifully on the iPhone and iPad. The app is free and has all the features you’d expect in a mail client, including notifications, threaded messages, Gmails priority inbox feature, inbox search, easy photo uploading, and a great split screen view for the iPad. … Read More

3 Ways to Get Gmail Notifications on Mac OS X Desktop

Feb 19, 2011 - 12 Comments
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With all the new tools like Twitter for Mac, it’s easy to forget that email is still a dominant form of communication online. I use Gmail constantly and I like to be alerted to new messages coming in without having a dedicated window open at all times, so with this in mind here are three … Read More

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