Robert Weiner

Lame Spam of the Day: willing to invest.

Robert Weiner

But would it have been too hard to at least make the sending email address (@gmail) match the reply-to address (@yahoo)? I'm charmed by the tortured grammar in this spam. Sender: Robert Grant ( Subject: willing to invest. Text: Top of the day to you. In lieu to the economic social statutory meltdown,which led to the. world financial recession, My Boss is willing to invest aboard and he. needs a partner that can proficiently invest a given certain amount.

First impressions of the HTC Rezound smartphone

Robert Weiner

The phone came with Facebook, Google Maps, Gmail, Kindle, Weather, YouTube, and lots of navigation and entertainment apps. The phone came with separate apps for Gmail and all other mail. But I was able to set up my Gmail account through the "other" mail app and ignore the Gmail app. Since HP abandoned the Palm Pre I decided to do the same. I'm sad about it -- I've been a Palm user since the Pilot days and loved Palm's WebOS.

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A Month with the Palm Pre

Robert Weiner

Here's what I've ended up with: Contacts: gSyncIt, via Google (my contacts sync to Gmail, then to the Pre). If I added a new contact in Gmail, it sync'd to the Pre, but if I added or deleted a contact on the Pre the change didn't show up in Gmail. The trick (provided by Palm tech support) was to set up Google as an exchange server (yes, the Pre needs to treat Gmail as a Microsoft Exchange server) using server = and domain = google.

Phishing Scam: Habitat for Humanity fundraising

Robert Weiner

" And they wouldn't use a Gmail address. I received the following phishing email today. It's a variation on the "your email inbox is too large" scam I posted in June. It plays Habitat's name, Haiti relief, and pure greed -- it claims you can earn big tax-free commissions as a fundraiser. There are so many things wrong with this pitch. Fundraising (at least in the U.S.) doesn't work this way -- commissions violate the Association of Fundraising Professionals' code of ethics.

Impressions of the Palm Pre

Robert Weiner

I gather that Google can sync notes and tasks, even though they don't exist in Gmail or Google's calendar. Setting up a Gmail account was incredibly simple - I just had to enter my login info and the Pre knew how to configure the account. I've been waiting for the Palm Pre for nearly a year. Sprint released it last summer, but Verizon waited until January. Why a Palm? I've been a loyal Palm PDA user for over a decade, from the original Pilot through the 700P.

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 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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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 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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How to Send Mass Personalized Emails using Gmail

Wild Apricot Blog

Need to send out a massive amount of unique emails such as: An email to all your students with their unique grades An email of individual results to all participants from a competition A personalized thank you message to each guest at an event Note: Gmail unique-emails mass-emails personalized-emails google-sheets

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 (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.

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 (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.

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

Google Gmail down across the world, massive outage (updated) - Computerworld Blogs

AFP Blog

Google Gmail down across the world, massive outage (updated) - Computerworld Blogs: "users in Europe and Asia that are also out. I've also tried to log onto Gmail from servers in London, Spain and France without any luck

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.

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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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

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 ).

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.

Don't take GMail or other blessings for granted


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.

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

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 email from pop server. I switched my treo to grab my gmail email -- and also have Outlook configured to grab gmail email.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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A Few Good Tools To Manage Your Online Professional Network Connections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

EverContact: My main address book is in my Gmail account. Works for both gmail and outlook. Boomerang allows you set reminders for yourself, using gmail, to follow up. Flickr Image: Myles Grant.

How Nonprofits Can Ensure Security and Compliance of Sensitive Data in the Cloud


If you use Gmail, Google Docs, Microsoft Office Live Workspace, Salesforce, or Yahoo mail, you’re in the cloud. Matt Goche. Director of Security Consulting. Sungard Availability Services. How can a nonprofit protect the data it holds in the cloud? The vast majority of nonprofits employ cloud computing in some way, but they may not know or think about it. The cloud delivers key advantages for nonprofits, who often possess limited funds, space, and IT staff.

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Why You Need a Mobile Ready Email Template


Here’s how our messages showed up in iOS: And Gmail renders things similarly: This is no small matter. Campaign Monitor found that as of June 2011, iOS and Gmail accounted for up to 23% of email clients.

Does your org do advocacy work? You may need this.


637,278 why you should switch to Gmail. Subtitled, Reason no. Inbox Influence is a new tool from the Sunlight Foundation that allows you to see the political contributions of the people and organizations that are mentioned in emails you receive.

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Comparing Google Apps to Microsoft Outlook


But Google Apps’ web-based email system, Gmail , is often regarded as superior in terms of ease of use. By default, Gmail groups together all emails in the same conversation, but this can be disabled. For those who rely on searching their inbox, Gmail’s search is faster and often more accurate than Outlook’s. The web-based nature of Gmail is both a strength and a weakness. On the other hand, Gmail doesn’t offer all the advanced functionality Outlook does.

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10 Ways Nonprofits Can Send Mobile-Friendlier Email


Gmail only displays the first 102KB of your message. Does your nonprofit send mobile-friendly email? You’ve likely heard about the importance of being mobile-friendly to engage constituents. Maybe even that: Mobile email opens are predicted to surpass desktop opens this year.

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Free Webinar on March 14! Google+ and Google+ Hangouts for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Throughout the Google+ training, a heavy focus is placed on how Google+ is integrated with other Google Products , such as YouTube, Search, Gmail, Images, Places, and Google Mobile. Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT. Cost: Free (One Time Only – Usually $50).

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.

HOW TO: Merge Your Nonprofit’s YouTube Channel and Google+ Page

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If your nonprofit uses Gmail, Search, YouTube, Maps, etc., Google’s strategy of making Google+ the thread that links all Google Products together is working.

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Set up your Google/Gmail Account and personal Google+ Profile. . The process to get your nonprofit started on Google+ depends upon whether you already have a Google/Gmail account for yourself or your nonprofit. When signing up for Google/Gmail, be sure to use a real first and last name.

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.

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

Wild Apricot Blog

Don’t Overlook this Piece of Your Mobile Email Strategy.

Connection Cafe

On a desktop, it’s also visible in your Gmail and Yahoo inbox (and probably others, too). To make emails more mobile-friendly, we’ve heard it’s good to include a link to a web page version of the email.

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