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Geek Tip: Put Your Gmail Account to Work For You

I love learning new tips and tricks for managing my Gmail account so I was thrilled to see the official Gmail blog celebrated its one-year anniversary with a rundown of its 10 most-viewed tips.

While I've already put together my own Top 10 Gmail Tips it was really interesting to see theirs. Here are highlights of the Gmail list:

  • Tips for importing old mail into Gmail — Considering the amount of storage on Gmail it really is worth it to import your most precious message from your old accounts into one account. Their guide is shockingly easy to follow.
  • Two ways to get more out of your account — Gmail notes that when you choose a Gmail address, you actually get more than just "yourusername@gmail.com." You can insert one or several dots (".") anywhere in your email address. Gmail doesn't recognize periods as characters in addresses, they actually just ignore them. (This is one of my classic faves.)
  • Five little-known Gmail features — Did you know you can share Gmail searches with friends? I didn't! You can prove that you did indeed send that message. Search for the message and when you find it listed in the results, just copy and paste the URL and email it to your friend. When she goes to that link while in Gmail, your friend's Gmail will run the same search you ran and will be able to locate that "lost" email instantly. It's time to make some bets!

Want more? Check out the complete list on the Gmail blog.

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gigiwin gigiwin 8 years
I like Gmail a lot! Especially it automatically saves my chats and I can easily check recent conversations with my contacts. It saves so much time! Gmail rocks! ^_^
QueenOfAllCosmos QueenOfAllCosmos 8 years
I love my gmail! Back when both my hotmail and gmail got hacked, Gmail was really fast in helping me get my account back, and in less than a day I did! With hotmail I had to wait two weeks and I had to talk to about 4 different people because apparently they all took my service ticket :s
gigill gigill 8 years
I've had more problems with gmail than positives. I'll stick with hotmail, thanks!
MissMarisol MissMarisol 8 years
Thanks!
Knight-Who-Says-Ni Knight-Who-Says-Ni 8 years
I saw these this weekend. I'm a big fan of POP and am so frustrated that Hotmail doesn't offer it. My ancient Hotmail account has hundreds of emails in it from when my luvvy and I met and were first dating and I want to get them over to Gmail without having to forward them one by one. Grrrr.
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