Linux

Email Tagging

The last 6-8 months have been pretty hectic for me, both at work and with other "real life" stuff and I've noticed, as a result, that my email handling has really suffered. I can't even say it's begun to suffer because it's entirely snowballed to the point where my inbox is insane.

The other day Lifehacker noted Andreas Klinger's blog posting on Don't drown in email! How to use Gmail more efficiently.. It ...

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macOS

MailMate keyboard shortcuts and Gmail archive handling

So, playing around with MailMate I've found you can create keyboard shortcuts. It comes with a standard keyboard shortcut list, one for Postbox (a Thunderbird-based email client), and Gmail. My main need here to is to map "delete" to "Archive message" because MailMate, unlike Apple's Mail, does not seem to have a setting to turn "delete" into "archive". So when I hit the delete key, my message goes to the trash, rather ...

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macOS

Mavericks Mail is Apple's worst Mail yet

To begin with, I liked Apple Mail in Mountain Lion (and Lion also). I've been using Apple Mail for a while now for my personal email on my mac, and mutt for my work email on my Fedora box. It works well, and I've gotten used to using a GUI for my personal email and like it.

But then Mavericks came out and everything changed. Seriously... how do you release a complete ...

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Life

Gmail... IMAP... filters... sigh

Well, due to some changing circumstances, I decided I'd try to get a better handle on my email and maybe move to using IMAP instead of downloading all my mail. There are some really irritating reasons why this is a bad idea (in my case).

Google's use of labels is neat, and it makes IMAP folders. Very cool. That works well. But those filter rules are absolutely infuriating! I like to ...

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Life

Gmail and not seeing own mailing lists posts

Has anyone encountered this, or more specifically, know how to fix it?

I'm using gmail to host my linsec.ca mail, and accessing it via POP3 (fetchmail->procmail->mutt). When I send mail out, I send it out via gmail's SMTP server. The problem is that I never see what I wrote. If I send a message to a mailing list, I see replies to it, other messages, etc. but I have yet to actually see ...

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Life

Google Domains for email.. no mailing list support?

A friend of mine has moved his domains over to Google mail, which can now do full domain support for email amongst their other appliances. Standard edition is free, but the premier edition is fairly pricy ($50USD per year per email account). So I signed up for the standard edition for the linsec.ca domain and it seems pretty straightforward. The only catch is the "mailing list" support seems extremely rudimentary... i.e. ...

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