Email

How to add your Google Apps Mail account to Thunderbird

One thing that I love about Postbox is it’s complete support for tonnes of email services. However, sadly, Postbox has turned paid. As a result, I decided to give Thunderbird 3 beta a shot. And, I’ve come back disappointed.

One main reason I jumped to Postbox is that Gmail takes an hour to load on normal non-broadband connections. Besides Gmail, Yahoo and Windows Live Mail, I also use Google Apps for email (yes I know a lot of email addresses!)

So, I was rather surprised to find that Thunderbird (on which Postbox is based), doesn’t directly support Google Apps, as it does Gmail POP and Gmail IMAP. So, in this post, I will guide you through adding your Google Apps account now.

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Protect your email from spam with scr.im

Fed up of spam in your Inbox, especially from forums, social networking sites, websites etc. where you shared your email at one point of time?

scr.im is a new service that allows you to convert your email into a URL that ensures that a user keen on finding out your email goes the extra step.

You can begin by entering your email address on the site and choosing a URL.

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Hit Protect my email and you’re email address will, well,… be protected!

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You can then enter the URL of your choice in Twitter, Facebook, in HTML pages, on your blog, in forums etc.

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Undo Sending email in Gmail

Ever send an email out only to realize you’ve forgotten an attachment or even worse, it’s gone to the wrong person! Now, in Gmail Labs, you’ll find a new feature that will delay the sent email for five seconds before it is sent. During this time you will be hit the Undo button and stop the email from being sent.

Gmail finally fixes Mark as Unread

One thing ever Gmail user loves is the conversation view. However, one painful experience with the conversation view is the "Mark as Unread" feature which used to mark the entire conversation as unread, which means that you had to figure out exactly which was the first unread post, the next time you opened up the conversation again. This has always been a painful experience especially if you have ten or more emails as part of the conversation.

Manage your Gmail online and offline with Postbox

Anybody who uses Gmail on a slow internet connection knows that it is one of the worst painful experiences you can ever have. Gmail keeps telling you that the page isn’t loaded properly and well you’re only option is switching to the “Older Version” or to the HTML version. So, when I came across Postbox about a few weeks back, I decided to give it a shot to see if it eases the pain.