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Gmail Labs review

Google just introduced Gmail Labs — 13 new optional features that you can try out on your Gmail account. To get them go to your settings and click the Labs button. Let's check the new features out.

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Get notified when your email has been read

spypigHave you ever wondered if a client received your important email already? Don't you wish you had a way to tell?

It can be done, although it's a bit more complicated than just clicking a switch. Visit Spypig and follow the instructions for a one off tracking image that will be used to check the delivery of your email.

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To-do-list for Google Apps

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gCal to-do-list

What is the most requested feature at Google Apps? A to-do-list of course. While we are eagerly waiting for Google to introduce one, here is a solution that gives you complete Gmail and gCal integration.

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IMAP on Gmail is rolling out

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So far you had two option to access your Gmail account. The obvious webmail through a browser and if you wanted to use the Mail.app's features and speed you could download your Gmail through POP. Now, you have a third option — IMAP.

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Buy more space for your Google account

With a mailbox of 1GB you never have to delete email? Not true. I have two gmail accounts and I still had to periodically delete emails with attachments. Not anymore though. Google just launched a pay service to expand the available space up to 250GB. Here are the prices:

  • 6 GB - $20.00 per year
  • 25 GB - $75.00 per year
  • 100 GB - $250.00 per year
  • 250 GB - $500.00 per year

You can purchase space for your Picasa albums and it is promised to become available for Google Docs & Spreadsheets too.

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Checking Gmail on the move

gmailGoogle recently released a FANTASTIC Java app which allows you to easily check you Gmail from a mobile phone. It is very fast, simple and easy to use. To get it, just point your phone's web browser to http://gmail.com/app . It will then ask permission to download and install a 100k applet.

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Clean up your GMail account

GMail Trash iconAlthough GMail offers about 2.5GB space, it is nearly not enough to last forever. With media files, pdfs and other heavy attachments being sent frequently nowadays, many GMail users will use up the space fairly quickly. If your GMail account gets full, you will stop receiving emails. Google will hold them for a few days, so you have a chance to clean up your account before you lose emails. But, of course it is better to be prepared in advance. Here are couple of tips on how to make some space on your GMail account:

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Gmail has contact export

You can quickly export your Gmail Contacts list into a CSV file. Here's how:

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Use Gmail as a personal information repository

For those of you that have a web mail account such as Gmail, there is a whole range of features waiting to be used. One I especially like is the plus addressing or inserting the '+' sign after your name eg if your domain is 'your.name@gmail.com', then add the plus sign like this: your.name+tutorial@gmail.com

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Your domain on Gmail

Gmail has undoubtedly the best webmail interface by far. Everything is cool about it, except maybe that you found it annoying to have to use the gmail.com domain as your email address instead of the shiny eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%6d%79%6e%61%6d%65%40%6d%79%64%6f%6d%61%69%6e%2e%63%6f%6d%22%3e%6d%79%6e%61%6d%65%40%6d%79%64%6f%6d%61%69%6e%2e%63%6f%6d%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) email address that matches your site.

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