THAT EXCLAMATION POINT

A few weeks ago we mentioned the yellow exclamation point in Gmail that prompted us to switch from Chrome to Firefox to Opera. A reader said he gets it too and wonders why. We finally have the answer. Every web address these days begins with “https” rather than the simple “http.” (The “s” is for “security.”) If you have a browser add-on that still uses the simple http, Gmail flags it. It can be quite annoying, even causing your email to freeze, but it appears to be harmless. In our tests, simply uninstalling Google Chrome and reinstalling it without any add-ons fixed the problem.

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GMAIL TIPS AND TRICKS

Google the phrase “Gmail Cheat Sheet” and you’ll get a handy chart full of keyboard shortcuts for common Gmail commands.
We were already using “r” for reply and “c” to compose a new message, but we discovered a lot more. For instance, type the forward slash “/” (without the quotes) to put your cursor right in the search box, which is faster that moving there with your mouse.

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IT’S YOU AGAINST EMAIL

The average business person gets 121 real emails a day, not counting spam. Next year it will be 135 emails a day. Whew!

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TIPS AND TRICKS

To email a huge bunch of photos, we like the free Picasa from Google. Select all the pictures in a folder by clicking with your right mouse button and choosing “select all.” Then email them all in one fell swoop by holding “Ctrl” and the “E” key. (E for email.)

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EMAIL TIPS AND TRICKS

It seems like every Tom, Dick and Harry we know, including Joy’s nephews, have switched to Gmail. In fact, we read that Gmail beat out Microsoft’s Hotmail to become the world’s largest email provider last year. So here are a few tips for Gmail users.

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GMAIL: THE FIX IS IN

It’s enough to irritate the Good Humor man:

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PASSING STRANGE

Readers who don’t use Gmail accounts have written us to complain that junk mail is overloading their in-boxes.

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BRAND YOUR MAIL

BrandMyMail.com is a free program for putting ordinary Gmail messages into virtual stationery, with your latest Twitter messages off to the right and your custom logo and photo below your signature. It’s interesting; Joy just started using it.

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KEEPING YOUR ADDRESS BOOK UP TO DATE

WriteThat.Name (it’s not dot com, it’s dot name) is a free program for Gmail users. It keeps your address book up to date by comparing incoming mail with the info in your email address book. This is really handy; we downloaded it for ourselves.

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TWEAKING GMAIL

Joy has 53,914 saved emails in her Gmail account, going back to 2005. That’s about two-thirds of the seven gigabytes of free storage allowed by Google. Though all of it is organized with labels, it’s time consuming to winnow the junk.

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