Emailed, managing tasks with Evernote

  • March 8th, 2011

Email has and always will be central to how I get personal & work “stuff” done. No matter how many task applications, browser extensions and web services I experiment with, my email inbox consistently stands out as the single repository where all tasks begin their [often long-winded] lifecycle. Maintaining a manageable inbox is an uphill […]

Gmail IMAP vs. Push, sanity more important than Push?

  • October 7th, 2009

UPDATE: Thanks to reader comments, I discovered that this mini-rant concerning Gmail Push was due to my handset being unable to sync properly. Formatting the phone and following the Google Sync setup instructions agin resulted in a properly synced phone. Thanks Camron. iPhone toting Gmail users with a knack for pulling out their phone to […]

Sanity check: Media Temple, SpamAssasin, IMAP, & the iPhone

  • November 9th, 2008

There is no denying that Gmail spam filtering is top notch. On average, I was fortunate enough to deal with less than 10 spam emails per week that managed to get through the Gmail spam filter. A free email service that offers accurate spam filtering? What’s not to like? From my own experiences over the […]

How-to: Proper Gmail IMAP for iPhone & Apple Mail

  • October 24th, 2007

UPDATE 03/28: Check out this Mail plugin which adds email archive support to Apple Mail. UPDATE 11/18: inaequitas reminds us that in order to star messages on your iPhone, simply move the message the starred items directory. UPDATE 10/26: RayL re-confirms the advantage of mapping your client-side Sent, Drafts, & Trash with server-side Gmail labels […]

Warning! Gmail users beware, fake upgrade emails

  • August 20th, 2007

UPDATE: According to a comment on digg, gmailupgrades.com has been taken down. Important FYI update for any Gmail users. If you receive the following email in your Gmail account, do not follow the embedded link. With the recent announcement of Google paid Google storage upgrades, the following phishing emails will undoubtedly become more and more […]

Rich HTML email signatures straight from Gmail

  • May 14th, 2007

One of the benefits of using a dedicated email application like Apple Mail or Mozilla Thunderbird is the ability to send emails which included rich HTML signatures. These email signatures are easily recognizeable and often include hyperlinks, images, or a combination of the two. Although Gmail users could easily access their accounts via POP allowing […]

Mailplane, Gmail will replace your desktop email client

  • April 16th, 2007

One year ago, I experimented with Google Hosted – 5ThirtyOne – Google Hosted Email – and soon moved and began managing all of my email accounts using Google’s services. Why? Because it was convenient, accessible, simple, quick, and everything email should be. Because Gmail provides the option to “Send mail as:” or download mail from […]

Designers, don’t give your work away for free

  • February 11th, 2007

Designers who receive email inquiries for work are undoubtedly familiar with emails from potential clients requesting additional background info, portfolio links, questions regarding previous jobs, or samples. For those that do receive these inquiries, never fall victim to "clients" requesting proposals on your behalf as a preliminary test proving your value and ability to deliver […]

Tame OS X Mail Spam with SpamSieve

  • August 3rd, 2006

After going through a privacy / paranoia phase concerning the use of Gmail as my primary account, I eventually made the decision to go with a hosted email solution [Dreamhost] that would provide a little more control and peace of mind. Although Gmail does offer POP access, I yearned for the convenience of IMAP. Having […]

5ThirtyOne – Google Hosted Email

  • April 20th, 2006

Since registering 5ThirtyOne.com with DreamHost, I’ve despised the SquirrelMail interface. By forwarding all incoming mail to a personal account, I’ve managed to bypass any unnecessary interaction with the interface. While some users may prefer the simplicity and stark layout options, I prefer the familiar interface of my personal Gmail account. Fortunately, Google Hosted dropped an […]