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Comment by Sam Scrutchins on Tame Your Overflowing Inbox (September 23, 2017 04:47 AM)
I would like to see a list of recent articles. There was one sent out the other day about settings on iPhones and iPads after the most recent IOS upd...
Comment by Wayne on Tame Your Overflowing Inbox (September 23, 2017 01:25 AM)
Same here, Henry....
Comment by Henry on Tame Your Overflowing Inbox (September 22, 2017 09:23 PM)
Hi, Bob, thanks as always for the good info. But one of your statements has me totally miff'd: "Outlook.Com (formerly called Hotmail, and not to be c...
Comment by Mac 'n' Cheese on Tame Your Overflowing Inbox (September 22, 2017 08:35 PM)
Kenneth, here are the steps. First, click on the label that contains the messages you want to change. Second, add the new label to all the messages, o...
Comment by John Stolte on Tame Your Overflowing Inbox (September 22, 2017 08:13 PM)
RE: Your comment "I can't imagine being tied to a single desktop for my email". Just FYI (I'm sure you know) that if you have your own domain (or yo...
Comment by Jonathan on Tame Your Overflowing Inbox (September 22, 2017 07:56 PM)
Jay: We like Thunderbird and have had no issues with it the way we use it, which is just to download the messages from our web based e-mail provider...
Comment by Jay on Tame Your Overflowing Inbox (September 22, 2017 07:08 PM)
Jonathan, is there an issue with Thunderbird? I just started using it, so don't know much about the history. Thanks, Bob for the tips. I'm going to...
Comment by bill on Tame Your Overflowing Inbox (September 22, 2017 07:04 PM)
Misterfish: You must not be "training" the gmail filters. Use the web interface and mark the spam that gets through and the false positives. Do tha...
Comment by Jonathan on Tame Your Overflowing Inbox (September 22, 2017 06:48 PM)
We use a combination of web based e-mail and Thunderbird. Messages can be downloaded AND still be left on the web based server. Hopefully this method ...
Comment by Kenneth Heikkila on Tame Your Overflowing Inbox (September 22, 2017 06:02 PM)
Thanks Bob, I also have been using Gmail for many years and can't imagine going back to a desktop email program. I still occasionally run across some ...

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