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How to back up Gmail to Hotmail or a desktop email program

When the news first broke of Gmail losing a small chuck of its users' inboxes, I had a rather terrifying realization: For nearly 8 years, I've been using Gmail as my only message store -- putting all my eggs in one basket, so to speak. If you use Gmail, you're probably now thinking the same thing as me: I really should have a backup. But where should I back up to? There are two choices: use...

Filler 2 is a bubble popping Time-Waster

Filler 2 is a simple time-waster. You click and hold the mouse to start creating a bubble. While your bubble inflates, it may not touch any of the red bubbles that are floating around the screen. As soon as you let go of the mouse button, your bubble becomes solid and floats down the screen; the red bubbles can no longer harm it. Your goal is to fill two-thirds of the screen space with your...

Mozilla outs Thunderbird 3.1 alpha

Mozilla finally released version 3 of their Thunderbird desktop email client last December, and they now have their attention focused on a minor bump to 3.1. Last night the first alpha build was made available, and it sports the usual handful of changes and improvements. Among the tweaks are enhancements to stability and memory usage, better IMAP access, fixes for smart folders, filters, and...

The Joy and Sorrow of IMAP - Emailers Anonymous

Have you got an iPhone and a Gmail account? If so, you're probably using IMAP, and you may not even realize it. What's IMAP? It's an email protocol that has been around for many years, but is not nearly as well known as its counterpart, POP. First, the definitions: POP, or POP3: Post Office Protocol 3, the most commonly used email protocol for retrieving remote email to a local client over a...

Get all your mail in one place with Fuser

Checking multiple accounts is just a fact of life for many users. Log into a Yahoo account, then switch over to Gmail, then off to Facebook. Fuser aims to make things a little easier. With Fuser, users can check multiple email accounts and social networks from one place and with one interface. Emails can be pulled in, read and replied to from popular email apps like Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail...

Yes Gmail allows multiple POP clients, but it sure aint IMAP

In today's multi-device, always-connected world, one has to wonder how loud the call for Gmail to do IMAP has to get before Google pulls their head out of their ass server room and flips the switch. Our trick for using Gmail over IMAP might not be an easy 1-2 setup but it definitely works well. If you're looking for an easier method to simply allow multiple email clients to download your Gmail,...

MyYahoo updates with POP Mail and Gmail modules

If you are a big fan of custom start pages like the new MyYahoo, and a user of a POP mail account, you might get excited about a new feature Yahoo has added. In iGoogle, you can only pull in your Gmail account, well, Yahoo thought hey, why not, let's make it so that any mail account can get imported into our customers start pages in the new MyYahoo. So they came out with the POP Mail module...

Push email with Consilient

Consilient wants to push your email. Should we forget about Blackberry's and try out Consilient's new push mobile email application? This former partner of RIM looks like it has the inside scoop on push technology with this new offering that was built for the Asian market, and has recently traveled to North American soil. Consilient's free push offering includes access to five email accounts,...

Top 10 Gmail tips and hacks

Gmail offers a lot of flexibility when it comes to the way you manage your email. Innovative features like labels, a dedicated mobile phone client and rich script-ability via Firefox's Greasemonkey plugin create a unique appeal for users from nearly all walks of life. Since you can do so much with and to Gmail, I thought I would round up my favorite tips and hacks for users both old and new....

Backing up your Gmail locally

If you're one of the folks that saw the story about Google having some trouble with a few Gmail accounts, and wondered what you could do to protect yourself from such an unfortunate eventuality, you're in luck. It's a simple tip, and one that can be implemented in a number of ways, but the gist of it is that you're going to want to download all of your email out of your Gmail account using the POP...

Rate your favorite soda (or pop) the web 2.0 way

SodaRatings is a place to rate your favorite soda (or pop) in a social web 2.0 way. Their logo is even a bit web 2.0. There are all kinds of sodas, flavors, and the results of all the ratings are displayed for everyone to view. Sure, the idea is a fun one, not aimed at being productive, but it is a nice break from the work-a-day web and an interesting use of social voting to see what the most and...

Google enables POP checking for some Gmail users

Google's darling Gmail has just launched a new feature they're slowly rolling out to users: POP checking of other accounts. If you're one of the lucky few, under the Accounts tab in Gmail's settings, you can now add up to 5 other accounts (if they have POP3 access enabled) for Gmail to pull email from. Of course, you've always been able to forward email from most other accounts to Gmail, but the...

Consolidate your email with Jump2Mail

A few weeks ago I wrote about ePrompter, a standalone (Windows-only) email notification app with a UI reminiscent of Windows 3.1. Responses in the comments ranged from nonplussed to downright offended (including speculations about malware). Now, I'm no ePrompter cheerleader; I just report on what I find. And today I've found a much better - and much more Web 2.0! - solution for managing multiple...

Ask DLS: Kiko Calendar up for grabs on eBay - did the bubble pop?

On our own CEO Jason Calacanis posted on his blog yesterday (hey, he's a businessman. He knows about business, man) that Kiko Calendar - one of the many web 2.0 services that sprung like so many weeds - is up for sale on eBay. Jason's post is, in fact, titled bluntly: "AJAX is not a business model." Now forgive me for pimping our CEO's blog a little too much, but the guy might have a point: could...