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GMail: Get the Old Compose Back

Here’s how to get the old compose email back with G-mail. Google is warning that the change back may only be temporary – but I hate the new compose style so perhaps with enough feedback from other users they will allow the old-school style of compose to stick around.

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Outlook 2007/2010 – Gmail Help – Google

Google’s help for setting up Microsoft Outlook 2007 / Microsoft Outlook 2010 with G-mail and Google apps seems to be offline or at least redirecting to a non-helpful general e-mail page. Here is a repost of the page: Outlook 2007/2010   Follow the instructions below to set up IMAP1 access in Outlook 2007/2010. Google Apps users, please follow the default instructions unless otherwise noted, replacing ‘your_domain.com’ with your actual domain2 name. To set up your Outlook 2007/2010 client to work with Gmail: Enable IMAP in Gmail. Don’t forget to click Save Changes when you’re done. Open Outlook. For new setups, select Do not upgrade. Click Yes. Enter your display name, email address (including ‘@gmail.com’), and password. Google Apps users, enter your full email address, e.g. ‘[email protected]_domain.com.’ Select the ‘Manually configure server settings or additional server types’ checkbox. Select Internet E-mail. Settings: name, full email address (including ‘@gmail.com’ or ‘@your_domain.com’) In the Account Type dropdown menu, select IMAP. In the ‘Incoming server name’ section, enter: imap.gmail.com and in the ‘Outgoing server name (SMTP)’ section, enter: smtp.gmail.com. In the ‘User Name’ field, give your full Gmail address, including ‘@gmail.com’ or ‘@your_domain.com.’ After creating these settings, clicking Next takes you to the end of the setup. In the Tools menu, select Options then Mail Setup. Under ‘Email Accounts,’ click E-mail Accounts. Select an account, and click Change above the list of accounts. Click More Settings, then the Advancedtab. Incoming server must be 993, and must use SSL3 encryption. Outgoing server can use 587, … Continue reading

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Preview the new compose (Gmail)

Fast Compose messages right from your inbox. Simple Redesigned with a clean, streamlined look. Powerful Check emails as you’re typing, minimize drafts for later, and even compose two messages at once.

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We’re glad you’re with Yahoo! Mail

Welcome to your new email, where connecting and sharing is fast, safe, and easy. Things you’ll love about Yahoo! Mail Get easy access to all your contacts in one place. Add your friends and family now. Check messages on your phone from anywhere. Keep every message, photo, and video that you want—forever. Things you won’t love about Yahoo Mail Advertisements appended to the bottom of your messages API Connection leaves something to be desired Web interface is not great (check out the “settings” panel – still hasn’t been updated in years)

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Bigger Gmail Compose Box

A Gmail Compose Resize Extension for Google Chrome Details: Have you ever wanted a larger compose box for gMail? especially when using g-mail to reply to a conversation? I give them credit, most times when composing a new message or using it in full-screen mode, it does well. But if you’re like me, about 80% of your conversations are replies. And that is, after all, what is great about g-mail, right? The awesome threading capabilities. So why doesn’t g-mail support a resizeable compose box? You are stuck with a fixed size, of about 260 px, even in the Chrome browser!!! A browser that is know to let you resize text boxes by default! Well, I don’t know the answers to these questions, but they are frustrating, so I’ve written an extension for Chrome (or Chromium) which allows you to specify how big you want that box to be, and then it automatically resizes it (it make take a few seconds after you hit reply to fully grow). Update: As of 2/7/2012 I’ve written a newer, and more updated extension download it here Download the extension here: Bigger Gmail Compose Box It has an options page, which you can access by going to settings (wrench icon) and then extensions. I have also added in auto-update for this extension. I’m really quite pleased with it and wanted to share. Let me know what you think. Having trouble? Didn’t know that Chrome allows extensions? You probably need to upgrade to the latest version. … Continue reading

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Increase Gmail search result count (from 20)

Are you frustrated that when you search g-mail there are only 20 results that show up at a time? It’s quite difficult to review, mark, and move messages when the search results are limited to 20 messages. Does it make sense that a “search company” which offers GIGABYTES of storage in their e-mail system limits your result count to 20? No. Of course not. Solutions Creating a Filter (thanks Stephan) Create a filter with your search. Put your keywords in the “Contains the words” field, then click “test search” and hit continue. Next, create a label and apply the filter (ignore the warning that this will never apply to incoming mail) for the mail below. Of course it’s complicated to create a filter each time you want to search for a large amount of mail, but still better than the 20 mail-limit. Suggest that Google fix it Visit the GMAIL SUGGESTIONS PAGE and choose the second one from the bottom “Better message search functionality” – also, possibly choose the dropdown box at the bottom, select OTHER, and tell google you want more than 20 results! :) One Related Labs Feature If you haven’t seen QuickLinks in Google Labs, it’s worth checking out. It still only gives you 20 results, but it is a way of having saved searches easily available without having to create a filter. About Quick Links Adds a box to the left column that gives you 1-click access to any bookmarkable URL in Gmail. You can use it for … Continue reading

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