Tips & Tricks
May 8, 2011

Pasting Text Without Formatting In Google Chrome

As part of my regular use of Gmail, I often find myself pasting text from web into my e-mails. Since the Gmail editor supports rich-text, pasting generally includes the formating, which, most of the time, simply does not make sense within the e-mail. For years, I have been using a trick to get around this - one which involved using the almighty Windows Notepad. By simply pasting the text into Notepad, and then copying it from there, I make sure the formating is not brought over. This works because Notepad itself does not support formating. As useful as this trick is, I often found myself wondering whether there were better options available. A few days ago, as I was writing an e-mail to a prospective client, I…
April 22, 2011

Reducing Email Attachment Sizes With Compression

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q_P_tFBpns Subscribe // Leave a Comment // View Channel Description: WinRAR: http://rarlabs.com B/MB/GB/TB Converter http://egret.net/kb__mb.htm Additional Info: ZIP files RAR files Data Compression Transcript: In this video, I'll be demonstrating how to use compression to overcome attachment size limits in emails. As an example, I'll be using Gmail, which has a maximum attachment size of 25 megabytes. I've prepared two scenarios where the size of the attachments exceed the limits enforced by Gmail. In the first scenario, I'm looking to send pictures through email; however, I have exactly 25.1 megabytes of pictures, which is slightly over the Gmail limit. To get around this, I'm going to combine all the pictures into a special compressed file, which will be smaller in size. File compression is included…
Tips & Tricks
September 25, 2009

Reducing E-mail Spam by Eliminating Public Listings

I've been using Gmail as my e-mail service provider for a few years now, and due to their excellent spam filters, I've been able to ignore the continuous stream of junk mail hitting my mailbox every day. Despite their efficiency at identifying and hiding spam e-mails, I remain genuinely concerned about keeping my e-mail address hidden from the public view.  E-mails that are publicly available are easy targets for spambots, which are automated programs that scour the Internet for e-mail addresses. Once "harvested", these addresses are sent junk mail, spam. Photo by Allan Reyes Sometimes, however, it is desirable to have an e-mail address visible to the public - to do so, a special approach should be taken to protect it from spambots. For example, you can…