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Gmail Blog

The most useful Gmail Blog items for improving productivity and just making Gmail more fun to use.
The stared ( * ) links are a must!

  1. New in Labs: Auto-advance to the next conversation  
  2. Help keep your account safe with the Gmail security checklist
  3. Turn off Gmail’s conversation view
  4. 5 tips for using Priority Inbox
  5. Email overload? Try Priority Inbox
  6. Easier event scheduling in Google Calendar  
  7. Labs: Find docs and sites quickly with Apps Search  
  8. Access two Gmail accounts at once in the same browser  
  9. Drag and drop attachments to save them to your desktop  
  10. Rich text signatures
  11. View .doc attachments right in your browser
  12. Tip: 5 things you may not know you can do with attachments in Gmail  
  13. Long lived new windows  
  14. Create canned responses and quickly reply to common questions.   
  15. Make sure you have the right Bob before hitting send.  
  16. Drag images into messages
  17. Drag and drop attachments onto messages
  18. New in Labs: Nested Labels and Message Sneak Peek  
  19. Detecting suspicious account activity  
  20. Labs: Refresh POP accounts  
  21. Fast new windows
  22. Gmail Chrome extensions  
  23. One button to merge all duplicate contacts  
  24. Labs: Default text styling  
  25. Choose a new theme   Note: You must be logged into your Gmail account for this link to work properly! 
  26. Composing a message? Try the contact chooser  
  27. Send mail from another address without "on behalf of"
  28. Displaying images in messages from your contacts
  29. Tip: Check and reply from multiple email addresses in Gmail
  30. Create your Google Profile

Gmail Help

  1. Using Gmail Labels  
  2. Using Gmail Filters  
  3. Get mail from other accounts  
  4. Set up custom “From” addresses.  Note: You must be logged into your Gmail account for this link to work properly! 
  5. Add a custom signature to the bottom of your email messages. Just go to Settings at the top of your inbox scroll down in the "General" tab to the Signature area. Note: You must be logged into Gmail
  6. Use offline Gmail anytime you're not online.   Note: You must be logged into Gmail 
  7. Create canned responses and quickly reply to common questions. 

Gmail Labs

Gmail Labs: Some crazy experimental stuff.  Note: You must be logged into Gmail 

A list of the labs tools I use, the ones in bold are must have!

  • Authentication icon for verified senders
  • Default Text Styling
  • Don’t forget Bob
  • Filter import/export
  • Google Calendar gadget
  • Google Docs gadget
  • Google Search
  • Google Voice player in mail
  • Got the wrong Bob?
  • Inserting images
  • Mark as Read Button
  • Move Icon Column
  • Nested Labels
  • Picasa previews in mail
  • Refresh POP accounts
  • Send & Archive
  • Signature tweaks
  • Superstars
  • Title Tweaks
  • Undo Send

To setup Labs feature go to your GMail page click Settings and choose the Labs tab.

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