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Mark an email read/unread in Gmail or Hotmail

Question: How do I mark a read email unread in Gmail or Hotmail?

Answer: You can mark a read email message unread by doing the following:

For Gmail — 1) Log into Gmail account and select or tick the messages that you want to be marked as read or unread.
2) Click ‘More Actions‘. In the drop down menu, click ‘mark as read‘ to make the select item/s as read mails or click ‘mark as unread‘ to make the selected item/s as unread mail.

For Hotmail — 1) Log into Hotmail account and tick the messages that you want to be marked as unread.
2) Then click the ‘Mark as unread‘ button located in the actions/menu bar.

(I am not sure if Hotmail allows you to mark a message read, when I find out I will update this post)

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September 26, 2007 at 4:15 am 68 comments

Automatic Gmail notifications

Question: How do I setup a Gmail notification that will automatically notify me when I receive a new email in my Gmail account?

Solution: You can easily setup a Gmail notification feature by doing the following (There are two easy methods):

Method 1 – Download the Google Toolbar for your web browser. This will notify you when you have a new Gmail. To download Google Toolbar, please click HERE

Gmail manager bar pop upMethod 2 – If you are using Firefox, you can install the add-on called ‘Gmail Manager’. There will be a little Gmail status bar at the bottom of your web browser indicating if you have a new Gmail. In addition, there are a couple of other features that ‘Gmail Manager’ does which are quite useful too.  To download this add-on please click HERE

For Internet Explorer users, you can install an add-on called ‘Graace Toolbar’. This will notify you when you have a new email message from your Gmail, Yahoo Mail or Hotmail. In addition, there is a list of other great features including a pop-up blocker, instant access to useful links, get various news headlines automatically, and listen to online radio from the toolbar. To download ‘Graace Toolbar, please click HERE.

September 13, 2007 at 11:12 am 3 comments

Create a signiture in Gmail

Gmail logo 1Question: How do I create a signature in Gmail?

Answer: You can create yourself a signature in Gmail by doing the following:
1) Log into your Gmail account.
2) Click on ‘Settings’ which is located at the top right hand corner.
3) In the “Generals’ tab, under the Signature heading, untick ‘No Signature’ and tick the option below it. Then type your signature in the box provided below.
4) Scroll down the page and click ‘Save Changes’

September 12, 2007 at 8:02 am 446 comments

Open Gmail message in a new window

Gmail logo 1Question: How can I open a email message in Gmail in a new window?

Answer: You can open a new message in Gmail in a new window by pressing the ‘SHIFT‘ key on your keyboard and click on the email that you want to open.
Note: If your have set your web browser to block pop-ups, please unblock Gmail in order for the pop-ups to appear.

September 9, 2007 at 7:55 am 2 comments

Cannot add my webmail account to Outlook Express/Windows Mail

Question: I cannot add my web mail account such as Gmail and Hotmail to Outlook Express in Windows XP or Windows Mail in Vista.

Solution: This is because Microsoft is going to replace both Outlook Express and Windows Mail with a new email client called Windows Live Mail. Windows Live Mail is currently in beta but is available for download. Although in beta, it is quite stable to use. Windows Live Mail has a new and modern user interface while adding bundles of new features and integrates much better with your other Windows Live Services. For a detailed review of Windows Live Mail (beta), please click HERE or for screenshots, please click HERE

To download Windows Live Mail, please click HERE
(Windows Live Mail Update: Microsoft will be rolling out a suite of free software that will include Windows Live Mail)

August 25, 2007 at 2:11 am Leave a comment

Set up Auto Reply in Gmail

Question: How can I set up an automatic reply to a sender to say that I am away or on a vacation and cannot access my email.

Answer: (This solution is for Gmail users) Sign in to your Gmail account. Click on the ‘settings’ link located at the top right  of the screen. In the ‘Generals’ tab, scroll down to the sub-heading ‘Vacation Responder’. Fill in the ‘Vacation Responder on’ box and then fill in the subject and message. (The message box is where you will type your message which will be sent as a auto reply) If you want to send an auto reply to your contacts, then tick the box which says ‘Only send a response to people in my Contacts’

August 16, 2007 at 10:34 am 13 comments


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