Taming the Fire Hose!

Some days, the information flow coming through email distribution lists is just overwhelming. A number of us have been experimenting with a different approach to receiving those emails, a so-called “digest” that we receive at 5pm (4pm in the winter) of all the emails of the previous 24 hours. The format of the digest is…

No Google Inbox… yet.

Some of you may have had opportunity to explore Google Inbox with your personal Gmail accounts. You may have also noticed that, when you try to enable Inbox for your St. Mark’s email account, you are presented with an error that says, in short “you can’t have Inbox because your mean system administrator won’t let you…

Unsend an email in Gmail

While we are all absolutely the most careful people in the world all of the time, periodically we do let an email out of the gate before it’s entirely ripe. There is a lovely and wonderful feature of Gmail that lets you unsend those emails if you move quickly and if you have already updated your settings appropriately.…

Setting Gmail as your default email program in Google Chrome

Many people over the years have wanted to use Google Chrome as their default browser and Gmail as their default email application whenever they click on a mailto: link on any website or link within another email.  There are many Chrome extensions that have been made to provide this utility. This Google support page describes what…

I accidentally deleted something in Google Apps!

The good news is that, not only are there backups, but you have direct access to those backups whenever you need (or want)! We use a service called Backupify that creates a searchable backup of all of your files in Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Drive, etc.) whenever you need it. Here’s how to restore something…

Managing your Google Group

Add and Remove members in your group If you are a group administrator, here are the instructions for managing your group. To get to Groups, open the Google Apps flyout (on top right) and select GROUPS. From there, select “My Groups” and any groups if which you are a member or OWNER of will appear.…

Help! I accidentally deleted something in Google Apps!

The good news is that, not only are there backups, but you have direct access to those backups whenever you need (or want)! We use a service called Backupify that creates a searchable backup of all of your files in Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Drive, etc.) whenever you need it. Here’s how to restore something…

Got mail!

Okay, you’ve just opened a message in your inbox. Here’s what you can do with it: Use this checkbox and its pull down menu to select multiple items “All”, “unread” ARCHIVE – the item will be removed from your inbox. It can easily be found by searching for a keyword. Since you have lots of…

Gotta love labels!

Organize your mail using labels (which mostly work like folders, but a message can be assigned more than one label). Here’s how to create a new label and and move messages to that label so that they no longer appear in your inbox. To begin open a message or conversation or click checkboxe(s) to select…