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Why Gmail sucks

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Not that anyone cares, but it helps to vent. This post is continually updated whenever I feel like it. Why do I use Gmail if it sucks? I use it only as a storage container for mailing lists that I don’t read daily, and I read that mail using mutt via IMAP (more precisely, I […]

How to delete more than 20 Gmail contacts

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

If you select more than 20 of your contacts in Gmail and click on “delete”, Gmail complains that it cannot delete more than 20 contacts at once. Here’s how you can delete all of your contacts at once anyway: While logged in to your Gmail account, in the top right corner, you will see a […]

Gmail’s bad encryption defaults

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Gmail’s webmail service unfortunately defaults to the following behavior: Your login is encrypted, but the page reverts back to unencrypted http after you’re logged in. If you’re in an unprotected wireless network, such as a public hotspot, not only can the e-mails you read and compose be easily read by anyone else on that network, […]

Converting Word documents to pdf via Google docs (& Gmail)

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

If you receive a Word .doc file as an e-mail attachment to your Gmail account, you can view it as a Google doc. From Google docs, you can print it, and printing actually creates a pdf file for you to view or download. Neat. (Obviously, it would be even neater not to receive .doc files […]