How To Block People In Gmail

New Gmail feature makes it easy to block annoying people – here’s how to use it

By on September 22, 2015 at 1:00 PM.

New Gmail feature makes it easy to block annoying people – here’s how to use it

Email filters have existed forever. In fact, a few particularly annoying PR flacks probably would have driven me insane years ago had it not been for the ability to block their persistent pitches for clients whose products aren’t even close to being a fit for BGR. I’m sure everyone can relate — there are just always going to be some people you never want to hear from again.

Google has supported filters just like every other email provider out there ever since Gmail first launched. Today, however, the company announced a new feature that makes it very easy to instantly block annoying senders in just a few quick clicks. More →

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Gmail Tricks

A great free add-on every Gmail user should try

By on September 17, 2015 at 10:47 AM.

A great free add-on every Gmail user should try

Google’s popular Gmail service is nothing short of a game-changer, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. There are plenty of great tricks out there that let users hack Gmail to make it better suit their needs, and we recently told you about five great Gmail hacks that everyone should check out. Today, our attention was drawn to a new Gmail plug-in that is free, simple, and surprisingly great considering how basic it is. More →

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Best Gmail Apps

10 hacks that will change the way you use Gmail

By on September 11, 2015 at 9:50 AM.

10 hacks that will change the way you use Gmail

Some of you are fortunate to be young enough that you don’t know what email was like before Google came along and launched Gmail. Suffice it to say, it was awful. First of all, personal email services weren’t free if you wanted any usable amount of storage. And even though you had to pay for email each month, you still had a very limited amount of storage and constantly had to worry about deleting emails with big attachments to ensure that your mailbox didn’t fill up. Seriously, how archaic is that?

Thankfully, Google’s Gmail was a game-changer and now life is completely different. As revolutionary and innovative as Gmail was and continues to be, however, Google can only do so much on its own. That’s why third-party developers create all sorts of great apps that hack Gmail to add a wide range of new functionality.

Let’s check out some of the best options out there. More →

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Gmail Help

5 Gmail hacks you shouldn’t have to live another day without

By on July 27, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

5 Gmail hacks you shouldn’t have to live another day without

If you’re old enough to remember what email was like before Google came along and launched Gmail, you know just how impressive and capable Google’s email product really is. If you’re not old enough to remember, consider yourself lucky. Email was an overcomplicated, overpriced mess until Gmail introduced a free service with a huge amount of storage, and the rest of the market scrambled to compete.

Today, Gmail packs even more features than it ever has before while still maintaining a very simple overall feel. As is the case with any software, however, a few simple tweaks and hacks can provide some great improvements that many users will wonder how they ever lived without. More →

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Gmail Self-Destructing Email

How to send self-destructing emails from Gmail for free

By on July 24, 2015 at 12:25 PM.

How to send self-destructing emails from Gmail for free

It’s easy to forget what a mess email was before Google came along, but Gmail completely changed the email landscape. The product offered a simple user interface, tons of storage, and it was completely free. Google has added plenty of features since Gmail first debuted, but there are still a number of nifty things Gmail can’t do on its own.

Luckily, there’s an app for that. More →

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Google Gmail Custom Email Address

Gmail: Google might soon let you buy the personalized email address you always wanted

By on July 23, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

Gmail: Google might soon let you buy the personalized email address you always wanted

Google is reportedly working on offering Gmail users a way to customize their email address and turn it into the personalized handle they’ve always wanted. The service could cost as little as $2 per month for personal accounts, or $5 per users for businesses. More →

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How To Recall Email In Gmail

Now Everyone Can Recall Sent Emails in Gmail – Here’s How

By on June 23, 2015 at 2:10 PM.

Now Everyone Can Recall Sent Emails in Gmail – Here’s How

The Holy Grail of email has finally made its official entrance in Google’s popular Gmail service. Well, not having to deal with email at all is the Holy Grail, I suppose, but this is probably the next best thing.

Beginning immediately, Gmail users around the world have access to a ridiculously simple feature that could potentially be a life saver: The ability to recall a sent email. More →

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Gmail Android App

Google’s Gmail app for Android was just updated – here’s everything that’s new

By on May 14, 2015 at 1:04 PM.

Google’s Gmail app for Android was just updated – here’s everything that’s new

It’s easy to forget just how much we rely on Gmail. Perhaps that’s part of the beauty of Google’s free email service – it’s a part of our lives now, so much so that we don’t even remember what a mess email services were before Gmail came along and flipped the industry on its head.

As great as Gmail is, Google is always working on improving the service and adding new features, both online and to its mobile apps. To that end, the company just released an update to its Android app that users can begin enjoying immediately. More →

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Best Gmail Features Tips And Tricks

10 terrific Gmail features that are hidden in plain sight

By on May 13, 2015 at 10:41 AM.

10 terrific Gmail features that are hidden in plain sight

If you’ve been using Gmail for a long time, you may think you know every tip and trick in the book. That said, there’s a whole set of incredibly cool Gmail features that you may not know about despite the fact that they’re hidden in plain sight. We’ve picked out the 10 best ones and listed to them below. More →

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Gmail GIFs Giphy Extension

It’s now easier than ever to send GIFs with Gmail

By on May 11, 2015 at 11:15 PM.

It’s now easier than ever to send GIFs with Gmail

I never thought of email as an impenetrable fortress until I started writing for a living. Email is both where a significant portion of my time is spent at work and also where I am forced to glance at dozens of pitches that have no relevance to BGR every day of the week. It can be a living hell, but last month, Giphy made Gmail just a touch brighter with a fantastic new extension. More →

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Gmail Tips And Tricks Undo Send

This awesome Gmail trick can save you from doing something you’ll regret forever

By on May 5, 2015 at 3:36 PM.

This awesome Gmail trick can save you from doing something you’ll regret forever

We’ve all written emails in the heat of the moment that we’ve regretted the minute we pressed “send.” The good news is that Gmail now has a feature that will let you quickly erase your hastily written hate mail with just one click. More →

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Google Gmail App Update

Google’s latest Gmail app update delivers a killer feature we’ve wanted for years

By on March 30, 2015 at 3:09 PM.

Google’s latest Gmail app update delivers a killer feature we’ve wanted for years

Your Gmail app is no longer just a Gmail app — it’s also a Yahoo and Outlook app too. Google on Monday revealed that its newest update to its Gmail app will let you view accounts from rival email services such as Yahoo and Outlook so you’ll be able to manage them all in one place without having to switch to different inboxes. More →

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