Getting Comfortable With The Basics

E-mail Helpers

• Google Contacts Gets a Proper Standalone Page – We pointed out a standalone Google Contacts page once before that used a URL from deep inside Gmail, but it looks like since then Google has made it even simpler to access your contacts: Just point your browser to and enjoy. 

Google Voice – One number: a single phone number that rings all your phones – Google voicemail: voicemail like email – Voicemail transcription: read what your voicemail says –
Custom greetings: vary voicemail greetings by caller – International calling: low-cost calls to the world – Block calls: send unwanted callers straight to voicemail – Record calls: record phone calls and store them online – Conference calls: join several people into a single call – Screen callers: hear who is calling before you pick up.

Free home phone with Obitalk and Google Voice – Swap your landline for Google Voice with an OBi

The $40 OBi200 VoIP Telephone Adapter and Voice Service Bridge by Obihai telephone to internet adaptor. You plug the Internet, electricity and a phone into it. What it doesn't’ have is any kind of service, so on its own, all you can do is call other OBiTalk users. You can, however, log into Google Voice with the device and use that as your phone service. And since Google Voice is free (for now), there are exactly zero charges for this setup. 

Gmail is a new kind of webmail, built on the idea that email can be more intuitive, efficient and useful. And maybe even fun. After all, Gmail has: 

Set up mail delegation – You can delegate access to your Gmail to another person so they can read, send, and delete messages on your behalf. For example, you could delegate your personal email access to your spouse. 



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