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When not engrossed reading a good book on my kindle, watching science fiction, singing with the Cappella Singers or looking for new apps for my Iphone or Ipad l also trawl through the Internet and post useful articles on my Blog. I welcome your thoughtful contributions or questions.  I mainly hangout on Google+ where I find a nice level of engagement and plenty of interesting posts. I also use Twitter and Facebook. For video conversations I use Skype but am actively looking for an alternative. I am still amazed at what you can do on the Internet and where it's possible I enjoy being an early adopter.

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Entries in email (4)


Pasting images into Email

Google has just announced that they have made it easier to add images when you are composing an email.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and people certainly like to spice up their emails with images. A while back, Gmail started making this easier by letting you drop images from your desktop right into the compose window

Now, when you’re running the latest version of Google Chrome, you can paste images right from your clipboard too. So if you copy an image from the web or another email, you can paste it right into your message. This is especially handy for passing around screenshots — you don’t have to save the files any more (I’ve been using Command-Control-Shift-4 on my Mac to save screenshots directly to the clipboard). While this currently only works in Chrome, we hope to enable it on other browsers soon.

Do you use Gmail or have a Google Apps account. Tell me what you think?


Email Charter

Is dealing with email becomming a real chore? Well you are not alone. TEDChris has created a draft email charter and is looking for feedback and ideas. If you are interested in contributing to this charter pop over to his site.

What do you think can an email charter help?



Take control of your Inbox.

Over the last few years I have created a number of email addresses I have ended up collecting addresses. The problem with this is you need to monitor all these addresses and it can be time consuming. So how do you take back a bit of control?  I have been a heavy Gmail user having my own Google Apps account. Recently I decided to setup my Gmail account to access, download and sort my email from all my other email accounts.

After doing this I then set up filters to sort the new incoming email. With Gmail you create labels to sort your email instead of folders but the object is the same. Allowing Gmail to poll my other email accounts also ment I could use Gmail's powerful Spam filters to deal with the avalanche of spam.

If you have a Gmail account either via a Google Apps account or a generic Gmail account go to settings then accounts and "get mail from other accounts" then follow the setup screen. Once you have done this your Gmail account will start polling your other accounts and will download any new email. If you don't already have a Gmail account just type Gmail into the Google search engine and you will be directed to the Gmail setup page. Gmail is free and Google provide you with a generous storage amount. Do you have problems with your email? let me know how you deal with it.



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