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    Filed at 3:25 am under by dcobranchi

    You can set up gmail to pull in your regular POP email. Thunderbird can then auto-configure a new account to pull in the mail from gmail inbox. The advantage is that it’s often a whole lot easier to access gmail when traveling. Gmail also does a really good job with spam filtering, so those messages are never even downloaded to your computer.

    One hint– when setting up rules for spam filtering, it is very important that if you C&P a URL for a spam porn site into a rule that you then subsequently don’t inadvertently post that link on your blog.

    Not that anyone would be stupid enough to really do that.

    2 Responses to “USEFUL GMAIL TIPS”

    Comment by
    August 2nd, 2007
    at 8:08 am

    Gmail does not support IMAP, which is very useful when you switch between a work and home computer. So what I do is forward all mail to my Gmail account, then forward again to a double secret account on my server that has never been published. The spams stays on Gmail, I get the benefit of IMAP, and Gmail has the archive of all my email should I need to access something.

    Comment by
    Lisa Giebitz
    August 2nd, 2007
    at 10:50 am

    I know this is Off-Topic (sorry!), but I thought it would be appreciated:

    It’s called “Shift Happens”.