[Video] How to create a bookmark shortcut to go directly to a desired Gmail account instead of having to rely on the account switcher…

In summary:

Step 1: Identify the account the Gmail account that you wish to bookmark.

Step 2: Use the following template to create the URL:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/?authuser=mail@gmail.com

Replace mail@gmail.com with your Gmail email address.

Step 3: Create a new bookmark using this URL.

Source: 9TO5Google – How-To: Create desktop bookmarks directly to specific Gmail accounts [Video]

How to set up Google Authenticator for a Gmail account – AddictiveTips

Two factor authentication is normally set up with a phone number. When you sign in to an account secured with 2FA, a code is sent to your phone and the code needs to be entered on the sign in page in order to get into the account. The only problem is that if someone really wants to get into your account, a phone number isn’t the best tool to use to secure it. You can use alternative methods for 2FA. If you’re using it for Gmail, you can use the Google Authenticator app. Here’s how to set it up for a Gmail account.

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Gmail’s new filters make it easier to search your email – Yahoo Finance

Gmail’s search is getting a significant update that will allow users to more easily narrow results to help them find a specific email. Before today, users could type in search filters by hand (e.g. label:work, has:attachment, from:marketing@company.com, etc.) or use the drop-down box to perform an advanced search. But these options were less obvious, cumbersome and therefore under-utilized by many Gmail users. With the upgraded version of Gmail search, new filters — which Google calls “search chips” — will appear directly below the search box for simple, one-click access.

Source: Gmail’s new filters make it easier to search your email

Notifier for Gmail™ – FREE “Open Source” Browser Extension

If you are using Google Chrome or a Chromium based web browser, here is a browser extension, called “Notifier for Gmail“, that will notify you of your incoming Gmail (even from multiple accounts). I currently have “Notifier for Gmail” configured to check my account every 60 seconds. A tone alert is generated when I have mail. You can then click on the toolbar icon to check and manage your email. When there is no mail, you can click on the icon and go directly to your Gmail account.

Gmail™ Notifier is an open-source project that notifies you about incoming emails from all your Google Mail accounts and labels.

Features:

  • No requirement to enter your credentials.
  • Multiple account support
  • Multiple label support
  • Low bandwidth usage by using RSS technology
  • Mark as read, report spam, trash or archive messages right from browser’s toolbar

Source: Notifier for Gmail™ – Chrome Web Store

Best Method I Found To Download, Organize and Archive Your Gmail

Recently I have been working to clear out my Gmail account to stay under the space quota I am allocated at Google. I am someone that saves every email that I send and receive. In my focus of accomplishing this task I recently posted two articles that may be helpful to people who are in the same boat I am in. Both of these articles will help you understand the Google process and what you need to do manage the FREE space you are allocated. Once you surpass the FREE space allocation, Google wants to “sell you” additional space at a subscription rate.

Understanding Your Google Account Online Space Allocations
(for Gmail, Google Drive and Google Photos)

How to “Bulk” Delete Old Emails in Gmail

One of the questions I had when I started this cleaning out process was is there a way to download and save my old Google Gmail emails?

Google will tell you to go to their “Google Takeout” site where you can select and download all of your data (not just emails). That may sound easy, but I have found is that Google packages up your data, whether it is photos or emails, and wraps up that data in downloadable zip files that lack no organization whatsoever and 99% of people will not understand how to do this anyway. Is this a tactic to push people toward buying more space?  Don’t know, but looks like a messy process to me and will only waste your time.

Best Method I Found To Download and Archive Your Gmail:

The method I use to download and archive my Gmail is a third party software application (that is FREE) called MailStore Home.

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How to “Bulk” Delete Old Emails in Gmail

This is a great way to “bulk delete” (clean out) a Gmail account when you are near your allotted space limit. Thank you to Laptop Mag for these instructions.

In the search bar, you can type the date in a YYYY/DD/MM format to filter out emails before a certain date. If you type before:2014/01/1, you’ll see a list of all of the emails you received prior to Jan. 1, 2014.  You can also search by how old emails are. If you type older_than:1y, you’ll receive emails older than 1 year. You can use m for months or d for days, as well. If you want to delete them all, click the Check all box, then click “Select all conversations that match this search,” followed by the Delete button.

Source: How to Delete Old Emails in Gmail | Laptop Mag

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