Questions tagged [gmail]

Webmail service provided by Google. See first as that's where they most likely will be on topic unless using with a desktop client

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Questions about Gmail are only on topic here if they involve working with your desktop email client such as , , etc.

Unless it does, it belongs more on Web Applications.

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Why can't I email myself at: MyEmail@

I opened cmd and typed ping It shows me: C:\Windows\system32>ping Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from bytes=32 time=6ms TTL=56 Reply from bytes=32 time=6ms…
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How can I use encryption with Gmail?

I'm currently reading Cory Doctorow's novel Little Brother which includes a part about encrypted messaging, and even wrapping messages first in my private key and then your public key. I'd like to play around with that but from what I've googled so…
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How can I find out where an email really came from?

How can I know where an email really originated from? Is there any way to find it out? I have heard about email headers, but I don't know where can I see email headers, for example in Gmail. Any help?
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Download all mail messages from Gmail including Sent folder items

How can I download all the messages from a Gmail account, including the Sent folder items, when a normal POP fetch will only grab the inbox items? My wife recently died, and she gave me access to her Gmail account. While I'm not sure whether or not…
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Why does Google call Thunderbird "less secure"?

I've never had problems using Gmail with Thunderbird yet, but while trying to use a free software client for Google Talk/Chat/Hangout I've discovered that, according to Google's document on "less secure apps": Some examples of apps that do not…
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How can I get Thunderbird to check subfolders on IMAP?

I have Thunderbird set up to use my Gmail account through IMAP. All works well and good, except for one problem: I have a group of gmail mail filters set up to redirect mail into different labels based on what it's for. However, by default, it seems…
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How do I stop Apple Mail from opening because of iCal appointments?

I use only webbased Gmail for mail, but keeps popping up as a result from iCal-appointments that have a e-mail reminder setting. I also get these reminders from Gmail anyway and I would like to disable the program altogether. I'm…
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Outlook With GMail Over IMAP is Missing All Mail Folder

When I add my Gmail account to Outlook (2013 or 2016), I don't see the All Mail folder. I have found a couple forums suggesting the following steps, but following these steps doesn't solve the problem: Right-click on the root mail folder, and…
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What does it mean to "subscribe" to an IMAP folder?

I'm using Thunderbird with Gmail IMAP and there's this "Subscribe" option for folders. What does that mean?
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Import e-mail via IMAP into GMail?

I thought GMail had a way to import mail from an old account. Searching a little bit, I found this post from 2009 regarding importing mail into GMail. However, there is no longer an "Accounts and Import" tab in the settings, only "Accounts". There…
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How to create a separate profile in Chrome with same email?

I would like to sign into Chrome at work. The computers don't save information and it's really helpful to have bookmarks, history and tabs saved. I'm wondering what's the safest way to do this, as to divide my personal email etc. from what I do at…
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how to use Gmail tabs with IMAP?

Is there any way to apply an IMAP label to only the messages under the "Primary" tab in my Gmail? I'd like to use a console-based email client like Mutt or Gnus or Wanderlust to reply to messages, but I only want to see messages which Gmail has…
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How do I synchronize Thunderbird tags with Gmail labels?

I have Thunderbird connecting to a Gmail account via IMAP, so Gmail labels show up as folders in Thunderbird. Moving items to folders in Thunderbird causes labels to be applied in Gmail. However, Thunderbird also has its own tagging mechanism where…
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Configuring offlineimap for gmail: SSL error

I'm trying to configure offlineimap to download my gmail but am getting the error: OfflineIMAP 6.5.7 Licensed under the GNU GPL v2 or any later version (with an OpenSSL exception) Account sync Gmail: *** Processing account Gmail Establishing…
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How to stop in Lion creating an Archive folder for archiving in Gmail? in Mac OS 10.7 added an Archive button. Unfortunately, when archiving a message in a Gmail account, instead of simply putting the message into All Mail folder, creates a folder called Archive (in Gmail web interface this folder…
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