What Gmail’s New Settings Mean for Your Nonprofit Email Strategy

Connection Cafe

A few years ago nonprofit email marketers were thrown for a loop when Gmail implemented a tabbed in-box for various kinds of messages (primary, email and social). However, within the last few months, Gmail has put in additional settings and rules that are having a significant impact on how, or whether, a nonprofit’s email message is making it to a constituent’s in-box at all. Nonprofit Marketing eMail marketing engagement gmail gmail tabs nonprofit email strategy open rates

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Spaceless in Gmail

Judi Sohn

Heads up if you produce email newsletters…there’s a new bug in Gmail that is stripping out paragraph margins in HTML email. In Gmail: In Mail.app (and I assume other desktop email clients): A quick look using Firebug reveals the source of the problem: Use Firebug to disable that style property and the problem is gone. Thank you to a post on the NTEN Discuss email list for pointing out a thread on the Google Gmail support forums about this.

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Spaceless in Gmail

Judi Sohn

Heads up if you produce email newsletters…there’s a new bug in Gmail that is stripping out paragraph margins in HTML email. In Gmail: In Mail.app (and I assume other desktop email clients): A quick look using Firebug reveals the source of the problem: Use Firebug to disable that style property and the problem is gone. Thank you to a post on the NTEN Discuss email list for pointing out a thread on the Google Gmail support forums about this.

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New Gmail Tabs and Nonprofits: Don’t Panic, Don’t Assume the Worst and Keep an Eye On It

Connection Cafe

— As most e-mail marketers are very much aware of by now, on July 22 Gmail released a new tab structure to its inbox. A Gmail user has the option to create more tabs, and to move e-mails into different tabs, including permanently for e-mail from a specific sender.).

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GMail Superstars

Wild Apricot Blog

This is especially likely to happen with GMail users, perhaps because the large storage space, efficient search function and color-coded labels make it easy and practical. Superstars can help you to manage your GMail even more effectively. Hidden away in the experimental Labs section of Google’s GMail is this handy little add-on that gives you just one.( Tags: Non-profit technology nptech Gmail

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Gmail Motion: April Fools Joke, But Great Idea

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is a very funny April Fools Day joke from Google called Gmail Motion. This is a very funny April Fools Day joke from Google called Gmail Motion. The new feature allows users to move in front of their computers to open email, send replies, etc.

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How Nonprofits Can Navigate Gmail Tabs

Beaconfire Wire

Several weeks ago Google announced that a change would soon be coming to Gmail users’ inboxes, this time in the form of tabs which segments emails by categories. If a large segment is Gmail addresses there is a possibility that your deliverability and open rates may see a decrease.

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Google Labs Introduces Gmail Offline

Wild Apricot Blog

Many organizations use Gmail to manage their email, because its generous storage space, ability to use your own domain , and system of tags and filters make it easy to organize email communications. One drawback of Gmail, however — as with any web-based email — is the need for an internet connection to be able to use it. Tags: Gmail General non-profit interest Google Non-profit technology Web 2.0

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GMail asks, "Got the Wrong Bob?"

Wild Apricot Blog

GMail Labs to the rescue! Tags: Non-profit technology nptech Non-profit Communications Gmail Auto-complete is a convenient and time-saving email feature, but click too carelessly and auto-complete can be a quick route to email embarrassment. Who among us has not accidentally sent an email to the wrong recipient, at least once? read more ).

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GMail Tasks are Integrated with Google Calendar

Wild Apricot Blog

You may have noticed a new link in the left sidebar of your Gmail account recently. Tasks is a relatively new-from-GMail-Labs feature that pulls together Gmail and Google Calendar to help you create and manage “to do” lists. Tags: Non-profit technology nptech Google Gmail This isn’t a tool for the true productivity wonk, but it does offer a quick and convenient way to get a task into your calendar from email.

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Don't take GMail or other blessings for granted

Idealware

I admit that I have a lot going on in both Firefox and Gmail. This morning, trying out a combination of new Google lab s settings for Gmail plus the Getting Things Done Firefox add-in, I suddenly and abruptly got logged out of Gmail. Quite possibly the installation of both together into Gmail clashed and triggered the lock-out out. And sometimes, not seeing my Gmail or Google Calendar tab, I end up opening another. Gmail Beta, Documents Beta, Calendar Beta.

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A few gmail hacks

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

In an earlier post, I mentioned that a drawback of gmail was that it did not support the sending of html emails, although it can display html or RTF content. What is doing is just displaying a currently concealed capability already in the gmail compose page. But be forewarned - as 3rd party add-ons to a beta program, both of these tools may quit working without warning as Google makes changes to gmail

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Gmail’s New Layout Hurts Email Open Rates. Text Open Rate Is Still at 99%.

Mobile Commons

Gmail’s new layout has email marketers worried about open rates. A recent blog post from the email marketing gurus at MailChimp outlines a potential problem for companies stemming from Gmail’s new tabbed inbox feature. The reason: Gmail’s tabbed browsing automatically filters promotional emails into its own tab. Gmail published their blog post about the tabbed inbox on May 29, which was the 22nd week of 2013.

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OutLook Addict Seeks Gmail Rehab Program.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When Gmail came out a few years ago, I read the raves from other NpTechers. But why can't shift from Outlook to gmail? Exported my contacts from Outlook into Gmail. I had been using Plaxo and am now need to figure out if there is a browser toolbar that works with gmail. Since I use my own domain name, I set up gmail to grab bethkanter.org email from pop server. I switched my treo to grab my gmail email -- and also have Outlook configured to grab gmail email.

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HOW TO: Use Gmail and iGoogle To Create a Social Media Dashboard for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Once I started clicking around and adding Gadgets and experimenting with Buzz, Reader, Themes, Maps, Gmail, Google News and hopefully soon Google Voice , it was immediately clear that I was going to start using iGoogle and Gmail much more often. iGoogle Home > Gmail.

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Chasing the Squirrels Out of Your Email Box: Gmail Priority Inbox

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve been using Gmail for many years. Over time, you train gmail to automatically put the important emails at the top.

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Outlook Free for One Year! But Will I Survive Gmail Outages?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I have not gone back to Outlook and I've become completely accustomed or perhaps dependent on using gmail for GTD because all of the reasons in the video above. So, today's Gmail outage created a horribly unproductive day. while keeping your gmail account unchanged.

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Using Gmail Voice and Video Chat: Is My Camera On?

Tech Soup Blog

One free video conferencing service is Gmail voice and video chat that has been evaluated below by Monica Skinner , who is a San Francisco-based LEED architect , environmental designer, and GreenTech volunteer. My Gmail Voice and Video Chat Experience. Recently, though, a friend who works at Google informed me about Gmail voice and video chat as a user-friendly application.

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Help! Google Cut off my ability to send out email via gmail!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of things I did as a last ditch strategy was to email out a group message to various contacts and it seemed to have brought in some last minute contributions. I did the bcc of group emails. However, Google thinks I'm a spammer now and has disabled my email account. I'm not sure how long this will last - I read 24-72 hours. No good deed goes unpunished. I need to figure out a way answer email. In the meantime, I have written on a blackboard 100 times: I will not spam for good.

Tools I use: basic workflow

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’ve used a variety of email clients of one sort or another over time, and I have recently just decided to ditch them, and use gmail exclusively. I use Canned Responses to provide HTML signatures when needed, and also forward all of my mail to gmail, then send out mail as other identities. (I’ve I’ve learned how to circumvent that annoying thing of “Sent on behalf of&# in gmail – use the SMTP of the email alias you’re using.).

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Wild Apricot Blog : How to Use Gmail Filters to Organize and Manage your Email Accounts

Wild Apricot Blog

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Don’t Let Tabs Get You Down

Connection Cafe

Since Gmail released their new inbox structure, there’s been a mix of panic and glee. The Gmail tabs panic reminded me that while I’m a huge fan of change – most folks struggle with change. There’s a lot to learn from Gmail’s tabs. Since Gmail launched the tabs, a number of companies have sent emails with subject line like, Don’t let tabs get between us or Don’t miss a deal. In my mind the launch of Gmail tabs is very telling about our culture.

What the Google Inbox App Means for Email Marketing

John Haydon

Remember when Gmail added tabbed inboxes to Gmail ? Note: Inbox is currently invite-only for gmail users (send an email to inbox@google.com for an invite). This will give you an easy way to measure the impact of Inbox, and also tweak your content specifically for gmail users.

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The Buzz Factor

Idealware

And, despite my disappointment in Google's last big thing ( Wave ), I am so appreciative of other work of theirs -- GMail , Android , Picasa -- that I couldn't pass up a go with their answer to Facebook and Twitter , Buzz. The Gmail integration also feeds into your network on Buzz.

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Is Google Wave a Tidal Wave?

Idealware

The early version of Google Wave I saw looked a lot like Gmail , with a folder list on the left and "wave" list next to it. Unlike Gmail, a third pane to the right included an area where you can compose waves, so Wave is three-columner to Gmail's two.

GOOGbye, Email Addresses, Phone Numbers | Re/code

AFP Blog

was just one of many strong reactions to the news that Google was opting Gmail users in to a confusing new feature. Here’s how it works: Google users that you have added to a G circle (its version of following) will be able to message you in Gmail without needing your email address. Within Gmail, you can disable this feature completely or open it to all G users, depending on whether you’re an Inbox Zero or Inbox Million type of person

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Gmail integration coming to Salesforce? Gmail integration coming to Salesforce? The button doesn’t show on the UI when checked, but appears to indicate a way to compose a Gmail to the Contact in question.

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The Road to Inbox:0

Idealware

In the last week or two, Google's GMail app added a bunch of new features, at least three of which are, to my mind, insanely significant. As you probably know, GMail is about three years old, still in beta, and from it's release, the most innovative approach to email that we've seen since the whole folder metaphor was first thought up. Here's how I use Gmail: Using pop forwarding, I feed three separate email accounts into my primary GMail account.

Colossus vs. Cloud - an Email System Showdown

Idealware

A quick comparison to Google's GMail offering might look a bit like " Bambi vs. Godzilla ". And, as Michelle pointed out the other day, GMail might be a risky proposition, despite it being more affordable, because it puts your entire mail store "in the cloud". But Gmail's approach is so radically different from Microsoft's that I think it deserves a more detailed pro/con comparison. GMail , on the other hand, is only available as a hosted solution. Win - GMail.

Wave Impressions

Idealware

Tags: data GMail software data management Google Web 2.0

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Useful Tools and Tips

Idealware

Google Voice is on the Horizon Google revolutionized email with GMail, the first email platform in decades to question the basic assumptions about how email should work (by filing important email into folders). A few months ago, they opened the revamped Google Voice to existing Grandcentral customers, and, surprise, it looks a bit like GMail. Tags: data Social Networking GMail software content management data management Google Web 2.0

Swept Up in a Google Wave

Idealware

Tags: data Social Networking GMail software security Google Web 2.0

Both Sides Now

Idealware

My recent posts have advocated cloud computing, be it using web-based services like Gmail, or looking for infrastructure outsourcers who will provide you with virtualized desktops. Gmail now supports an Offline mode that stores your mail on the computer you access it from. Tags: data GMail data management Web 2.0 Say you sign up for some great Web 2.0 service that allows you to bookmark web sites, annotate them, categorize them and share them.

Getting on Top of Your Task List

Idealware

I get a lot of help form using the GTDInbox for Firefox + Gmail. GTDInbox adds a life-saving layer of task buttons built on top of Gmail’s labeling. For most purposes, will do the trick, and if you have mobile Gmail, you can see them there as well. Tags: personal productivity GMail email collaboration Project Management task management I’ve been thinking about task management lately. Seemed like a good thing to reflect on over the long weekend.

Landing Your Emails – Expert Email Deliverability Tips

Connection Cafe

How does Gmail categorization work? Gmail applies a category to each incoming email. However, Gmail categorization is not identical across a single campaign for all subscribers. How can we avoid the promotions tab in Gmail?

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The Sky is Calling

Idealware

My big post contrasting full blown Microsoft Exchange Server with cloud-based Gmail drew a couple of comments from friends in Seattle. Tags: GMail software budgeting Tech Support microsoft tech planning Cloud Computing Jon Stahl of One/Northwest pointed out, helpfully, that MS sells it's Small Business Server product to companies with a maximum of 50 employees, and that greatly simplifies and reduces cost for Exchange.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Exchange/Outlook Indexing Stinks Exchange/Outlook Indexing Stinks Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2008 04:16 Written by Steve Wednesday, 14 May 2008 04:16 Evernote , Xobni , Gmail , and Google Desktop’s Outlook search all have better indexing than Exchange.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Prism and Google Prism and Google Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2008 12:24 Written by Steve Thursday, 27 March 2008 12:24 I recently started exclusively using Prism for gmail, Google Docs, and Google Reader.

Exact Target’s 50 Emailing Tips and Stats for 2014 Reduced to Three Key Takeaways

Connection Cafe

For example, panicking over the changes to Gmail Tabs is a moot point if your organization’s emails aren’t optimized for mobile. A whopping 66% of Gmail opens occur on mobile devices, with only 19% opened in a web browser ( Litmus ). The #1 email client for Gmail users is the iPhone’s built-in mail program, with 34% of all Gmail opens. According to Google, there were more than 425 million active Gmail users as of June 2012.

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Google Makes Apps For Nonprofits Free To All | WebProNews

AFP Blog

Now, whether your nonprofit is 10 people or 10,000, you are eligible to start using Gmail, Calendar, Drive and more,” says Katie Kellogg with the Google for Nonprofits team Google Makes Apps For Nonprofits Free To All | WebProNews : Google announced that Google Apps for Nonprofits is now free for all nonprofits. Before, the free version was only available for nonprofits with less than 3,000 users.

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