Tag Archives: Gmail

How to Enable “Undo Send” for your Gmail Account

Recently, Gmail rolled out a cool little feature called “undo send”. Basically this feature allows a user to “call back” a sent email. “Undo Send” doesn’t actually pull the email from the recipient’s mailbox; but instead puts a small time limit on the email before it is sent from your account. This allows you to undo a “sent” email for up to 30 seconds.

This is very useful if you accidentally forgot to attach a document or having the wrong recipient for the email. I would recommend enabling this feature. It may save you some embarrassment down the road.

Here is how to enable “Undo Send” for your Gmail account.

Step One: Log into your Gmail account.

Step Two: Click the gear in the right hand corner and go down to Settings.Gmail Settings

Step Three: Once Settings is opened click the General tab and you will see an Undo Send Option. Continue reading

Setup Gmail Account as POP3 in Outlook 2013

Here is a tutorial on how to setup your Gmail account in Microsoft Office 2013. These instructions will also work for Outlook 2007, 2010, and Outlook Preview 2016.

I created the video below on how to setup your Gmail account as POP3 in Outlook 2013. However, if you would rather follow text instructions you will find them below.

Before we open Outlook lets visit your Gmail account.

Log into your Gmail and go the gear in the right corner and select Settings.Gmail Account Settings

Go to the Forwarding and IMAP/POP setting tab. Enable POP for all mail. Continue reading

Gmail POP Error in Outlook ” Receiving Reported Error (0x800CCC90)”

A customer was receiving this error message in Outlook 2007 the other day.

” Task “[email protected]” – Receiving reported error (0x800CCC90) : ‘Your incoming (POP3) e-mail server has reported an internal error. If you continue to receive this message, contact your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP). The server responded: * OK Gimap ready for requests from (IP Address).

Gmail POP Error

The customer was using a Gmail address in Outlook. The account was set up as POP3. I wasn’t sure what the fix for this big error code was going to be. It is actually quite simple.

Solution: 

Step One:  Open Outlook and go File > Account Settings

Step Two: Click the email account you are having trouble with and select Change.

Step Three: Go to the More Settings button. Continue reading

Gmail IMAP “All Mail” Folder Missing in Outlook 2013

I set up a Gmail email address in Outlook 2013 the other day. The customer wanted his Gmail account set up as an IMAP account.  I entered the settings and configured the account. Everything was working fine besides the fact the “all mail” folder was missing. There is a simple fix for this.

Step One: Right-click on your Gmail account in Outlook and click new folder. Name the new folder All Mail.

Create All Mail FolderStep Two: Right-click on your email account select Update Folder ListUpdate Folders

Your email account will synchronize your folders and will now bring down your email into your “All Mail” folder.

That was the “fix” that worked for me. If this didn’t fix your problem you can also try the following suggestion. Continue reading

Invading our Privacy? Google allows Google+ Connections to E-mail You

This is my view on the recent announcement that Google will allow their Google+ users to email anyone using their Google+ name. I’m sure some people will agree with my view and others will not, but who cares, you are entitled to your own opinion.

Traditionally, when you want to email someone you needed to get their email address. Google announced a few changes this week on their blog. Gmail will now suggest your Google+ contacts as recipients even though you don’t know their addresses. Lets stop and think, who really needs this? My friends have my email address and the people that don’t have it, really don’t need it.

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By default for most people, Google has the “Email via Google+” option, set to “Anyone on Google+” can email you.  I am going to set that option to “only my Circles” can email me, without my address. I would recommend you to do the same. Most people I know can’t keep up with their email inbox already. Why would you want more random email? Don’t you get enough social updates about people you don’t care about already?  Continue reading