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Tips and Tricks for Gmail Users

Recently, I came across a page that lists 40+ tips for GMail users. Three of them are my favorites-

1. GMail Drive- Adds a new virtual drive(’Gmail Drive’) to My Computer folder and uses GMail as its storage medium. Drag and drop files Gmail Drive and it will store them on your GMail account as if on additional hard drive. For people like me who forget to carry their flash drives, it’s a very good option.

Here’s the link for adding GMail Drive.

2. Customize Google– This is an add on for Mozilla Firefox. It removes ads from the Google search page, inserts favicons for the different websites, switches your GMail and Google Docs account from http to https, hides the spam counter, has a quick contacts box, invite box and forces fixed font in GMail. I would suggest that you really give this one a try. You won’t want to switch back 🙂

3. What do you do in case your GMail account gets full? Check out this page. You can take advantage of some POP settings and forward all your emails to another account.

There are many other tricks that have been provided in that page. For example– You can simultaneously sign into two GMail accounts, force all “mailto:” links to open in your GMail inbox, Better GMail etc.


10 thoughts on “Tips and Tricks for Gmail Users

  1. @Patrick, isn’t the gmailFS pretty neat? I came to know about it only a week back; it’s so damn cool. I ordered ubuntu (Swen helped me out actually). Which one do you use?

  2. I usually do not leave many responses, however i did some searching and wound up here Tips and Tricks for Gmail Users | Time and Again.

    And I actually do have some questions for you if you tend not
    to mind. Is it only me or does it look as if like some of the remarks come across as if they are written by brain dead folks?
    😛 And, if you are posting at other social sites,
    I’d like to follow anything new you have to post. Could you make a list of every one of all your social sites like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?

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