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Email tips for December 20, 2007

Thursday, December 20th, 2007


Feature: Getting Things Done with labels and filters in Gmail 2.0 –
Joel Evans over at details how to use the new features of Gmail to implement the Getting Things Done (GTD) system with Gmail.

New URL features can make your e-mail productive again – Ars Technica
New linking feature in Mac OS X Mail and in Gmail documented by Ars Technica and John Gruber.

Easily Transfer Emails from Hotmail to Gmail Via Outlook Connector – Digital Inspiration Technology Guide
How to move your Hotmail email to Gmail via Outlook.

Gmail Tip: Import Messages into Gmail via IMAP – Dracoware
"Here’s a quick overview of how to get all of your old emails into Gmail as painlessly as possible (and one way that preserves dates!)."

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New Hotmail launches and other email news for Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007


Congrats to the Hotmail team at Microsoft for deploying the new version of the Hotmail service to users and removing that beta tag. Following are links to the details of the launch.

Windows Live Hotmail launches
After a year long beta, Windows Live Hotmail launched yesterday with a whole bunch of new features including 2 gigabytes of storage, Outlook-like design, auto-completion and more.

Rebuilding Hotmail from scratch
A fascinating look at the rebuilding of the Hotmail service.

Windows Live Hotmail vs Gmail
Pete Cashmore over at Mashable compares the new Windows Live Hotmail to Gmail. Is it time to switch? I won’t ruin it for you as we are platform agnostic here at Boxbe.

Other links: Webware, Techcrunch, eWeek.

Undelivered e-mail an offshoot of spam-prevention
John Agsalud of the Honolulu Star Bulletin reports on the increase in false positives in spam filtering systems (FYI, a false positive is a message incorrectly identified as spam).

This battle of good versus evil has been going on for years. Unfortunately, the bad guys have improved their stock so much that the good guys are starting to have a difficult time fighting back. The end result? The good guys’ software is becoming more error-prone and mis-identifying messages as spam when they really are not.