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 […]

Gmail, MobileMe, Address Book synced contacts sanity

  • January 29th, 2009

Latest: Over the air sync options between iPhone & Mac + Google When Gmail first opened its perpetual beta email service, I realized that having contacts automatically added to my address book was a huge advantage. When it came time to compose a new message, the TO: field provided quick access to hundreds of contacts […]

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 […]

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 […]