Do you find yourself sending out the same message over and over with very slight alterations? If you would like to be able to use what you have written previously in a new email, you might want to use “Canned Responses” which is one of the “Google Labs” available for Gmail.
Filters are a feature in Google Mail that helps keep your email organized automatically. They allow you to sort your mail by subjects, senders, keywords and more.
Examples of uses for filters:
- Sort emails from certain types of people into labels (i.e. professors, students, etc.) that you can easily access in the left panel of your Gmail window
- Have certain types of emails skip the inbox automatically (i.e. newsletters that you want to store in your email, but not read immediately)
- Forward emails from certain people to a specified email address
- Make sure that emails from certain people are never labeled as spam
The rest of this entry contains instructions on how to create a filter (click “Read more…”). Read more…
Google’s services are great, but definitely not perfect. To that end, I came across this set of slides in Google’s support area that gives some tips on troubleshooting Google Mail and Calendar problems.
Sometimes, problems are caused either by a brief outage in service or a Google Lab or similar add-on that has been enabled that is causing a problem. But if a Labs feature is causing the problem and you can’t even display your inbox, what then? Disabling labs can be accomplished by visiting this custom address (note the “labs=0″ part at the end of the address) https://mail.google.com/a/augustana.edu/?labs=0.
Happy Google Apps-ing!