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7 Ways to Protect Your Gmail Against Unauthorised Access

Email is the most invaluable asset of anyone’s identity on the web. You use email everyday and have all the important information stored in your inbox. All your social networking accounts, website registrations, Paypal accounts etc are connected and controlled by your email and thus it makes sense to completely secure your Gmail account and prevent unauthorised access. Choosing a strong password is not enough, you should be well aware how people try to gain access to other people’s email accounts by unfair means. Here are some useful tips on securing your Gmail account and avoid getting hacked: (more…)

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Sending Emails with Undisclosed Recipients

Ever wonder how the sender sent you a mail with “Undisclosed Recipients” in the “To” column. Well let’s demystify the magic and show you are to perform the magic.

Depending on your mail programme or service i.e. Gmail, Windows Mail, Mac OS X Mail etc.

  1. Open your contact>> Create a new contact by entering the following details.
  2. First name “Undisclosed” and Last name “Recipients”;
  3. Enter your email address or any other email address. Hit the save or enter button. (more…)

Access Your Google Drive Document While Offline

Internet outages and long plane rides shouldn’t prevent you from working in Google Drive. Set up offline access so that the next time you’re offline you’ll still be able to view Google documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and drawings, shuffle folders around, and edit files stored in your Google Drive folder.

Set up offline access

Follow these steps to enable offline access on your computer. Keep in mind that offline access is available only when you’re using Chrome or a Chrome OS device. (more…)

Why You’re Losing Followers on Social Media (and How to Stop)

This morning, you logged into your company’s Twitter account and found that you’d lost six followers overnight. When you checked your company’s Facebook page, you were down 16 likes from just yesterday. And your Tumblr follower count seems several shy of what it was last week.

You’re too afraid to check your Google+ and Pinterest accounts—or to post anything ever again.

Sound familiar? Don’t worry—we’ve all been there. But before you throw in the towel, here’s a checklist of five habits to avoid on your social media platforms if you want to keep your followers. The good news is, if you happen to fall victim to any of them, all you need to do is stop. With a little post pruning, your Facebook Weekly Insights will find their way back to the green in no time. (more…)

Configure Your Mobile device to Fetch Your Mails with Either POP or IMAP

To configure your mobile device i.e. tablets, phablets, phones and PDAs to fetch your mails from your email service provider’s server, you have the option to choose between IMAP and POP.

What is IMAP?

This simply means Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) a protocol for e-mail retrieval.

What is POP?

Post Office Protocol (POP) is an application-layer Internet standard protocol used by local e-mail clients to retrieve e-mail from a remote server over a TCP/IP connection.

POP and IMAP are two different protocols used to access email. POP and IMAP function very differently and each has its own advantages. POP is useful in checking emails from a computer that is in a specific location. IMAP is the better option when you need to check your emails from multiple locations, such as at work, from home, or on the road, using different computers.

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Google Drive and Gmail Allow 10GB Attachments

Yes as the heading reads, Google has increased the file attachment capabilities of its Gmail service. Before now, users could only attach up to 25MB (which was previously 10MB) but with the recent development, you can now attach up to 10GB directly through its Google Drive cloud storage service.

Pros:

  • Seamless integration: You don’t need to log out of your Gmail to perform this task.
  • It’s flexible to use.
  • Recipient will have access to the most recent version of the document you sent. (more…)

Syncing Google Calendar to iOS, Android, and Windows Phone

Technology has a way of going in and out of popularity its has become a fad. The digital calendar has however managed to stay relevant this looming obsolescence. The move from PDA to smartphone has actually demonstrated the opposite, taking our personal calendars and transforming them into real-time collaborative scheduling tools.

However beneficial this added level of connectivity might be, the ubiquity of the digital calendar has created its own challenges. You have to juggle your own personal and work calendars, (and probably some that fall somewhere between). A smartphone or tablet can make this data available to you anywhere, but condensing it into a lean and efficient productivity system requires a bit of forethought and just a few minutes of technical setup. (more…)