Web based email clients like Gmail have a huge advantage that you can log in to your email account just about from anywhere. From your office, home, cyber cafe, your friend’s home, just about everywhere.
But that facility exposes you to a huge risk. Suppose you forgot to log out. Anybody can access your account and all your correspondences are exposed. Since emails are nowadays extensively used for password retrievals, you can only imagine how much damage this small mistake can cause you.
Gmail has a very useful feature to protect you against this mistake. If you carefully see at the bottom of your Gmail windows, you will find a link, which shows you the details of your last login and the IP address from where you have logged in. See screenshot below.
If you click on the Details, then a window like the following will open, which will let you know about the activities which have recently happened to your Gmail account.
And if, your Gmail account is open in any other system, then you are also given the following link.
This account is open in 1 other location at this IP (xxx.xxx.xx.xxx). Last account activity: 0 minutes ago. Details
Click on “Details” link to see which all systems you account is logged on.
This seems to be a useful feature.
This post is a part of the user recommendation marathon where users asked us about several tips and tricks which could help them, in this post regular reader Nancy recommends a question to us.
Nancy asks us Gmail shows me that I have 700 emails in my Inbox, due to several things I have not been able to respond to emails from last week and would like to mark all those emails that have been sent last week as read without marking everything as read, in addition to that I would also like to see unread emails that were sent to me between certain days
Thanks for the question Nancy, in this post we will answer the as to how you can find unread emails past a certain date, and also tell you about the advanced search term you will require to search emails between certain dates.
Continue reading Display Unread Emails Based On Received Date In Gmail [User Recommendation]
This is part of the user recommendation marathon where we write articles based on recommendations users have given us. In this we are going to answer a question Ashley recommended to us.
Ashley asks I have a company email account which is regular webmail provided by our hosting provider, I can access all the mails using POP, the problem is that I have to sort out several spam emails as most of it is not caught by Outlook. Is there any spam filter or work around you can tell me about.
Spam has become quite a issue with non-exchange (simple webmail) based email services that many offices use for emails. The problem is with tons and tons of emails get through to your Inbox, you can either sit and keep on segregating through those emails in Outlook or any other desktop client you use, or simply follow this trick we are about to tell you and cut down your spam by more than 95%.
Continue reading Cut Down Your Lousy Webmail Spam With Gmail [User Recommendation – How To]
Google provides users with a bunch of services to users which include email, contacts, calendar, news, notebook and more. Accessing each of these services would require you to open multiple sites or tabs to access each of the service.
But like Google Talk you can access all the Google services in your Firefox sidebar using the mobile versions. Amit has put up list of all the services you can access in Firefox sidebar and the URL you will need to bookmark in order to access it.
For example to access Gmail in the Firefox sidebar you can bookmark Google,Google Services,Firefox,Firefox Sidebar,Gmail,Google Reader,Google calendar
Online storage space is becoming cheaper and cheaper by the day and we have covered many such free to use online storage websites. Quite some time back we had also posted how to use your Gmail account as your storage device.
Today we will review another such tool which certain has more advantages over other tools available to backup data to your Gmail account.
Continue reading Use Gmail As A Storage Drive With GFileStorage
It is a well known fact that Google is a employer that allows their employees to spend 20% of their time doing personal projects. The fruits of many such employees will be soon be made available to Gmail users with 13 new experimental features being added to it.
Gmail users should soon start seeing a additional Labs tab in their settings page which will list out the new features you can try out.
Continue reading Gmail Gets New Experimental “20% Time” Features Today
Gmail is getting more and more popular these days.
With its ever increasing storage space, the concept of deleting your old emails and attachments to free up space for new emails, is now virtually over. You are no more expected to delete old email.
A big relief.
But this has increased complexity in searching an old email. It sometimes becomes a pain in the ass to search for an old communication, an attachment, a photo in your thousands of thousands of email archives.
Thankfully, there are a few search operators, which come handy in such a situation.
For instance, you can use
- from:keith has:attachment – to search for an attachment sent by Keith
- from: xyz http – A link from my pal xyz:
- to:me is:unread in:inbox – The messages in my inbox sent directly to me that I haven’t read yet.
There are many more such operators.
And if you are of my type, who just can’t remember all these operators, there is a simple solution, a link right alongside the search button, which will open search options available in your Gmail interface. You just have to key in your queries.
There is nothing new to it, but still I have found that most people not using it.
Use it, it is real powerful.
A few days back we talked about a Gmail,Gmail Themes,Gmail Custom Layouts
Gmail has been a powerhouse for me and made my life simpler in managing emails and responding to clients, using keyboard shortcuts for quick access, starring important emails and tons and tons of more features.
Gmail has really revolutionalized the way people look at email first with providing users with enormous amounts of email storage space and bringing AJAX to mainstream. With these and many more features they made the Inbox a much better place.
The one thing that lacks with Gmail though is no support for skins and templates. Gmail has sported the same look from the day it has launched with little improvements in them. Not that I am complaining but there are tons of users who do not like the plain old interface.
Continue reading Make Your Gmail Look Snazzier With Gmail Redesigned