Remove Text Formatting from Gmail – Copy/Paste – Tips and Trick

When we copy a text from a web page or other source and paste them in a Gmail,the formating of the original text would be same.Some times it may be annoying we need it to be normal.In Gmail there is a simple way by just selecting the text’s and clicking the button ‘Tx'(as in image below) would format the texts to normal format.

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How to Check if someone else is using/hacked my Gmail account

Gmail gives a secure feature to monitor and protect your email account.It provides you with latest 10 IP address that you have logged into the account.By this you can check is some else have logged in your Gmail account.And also it provides the current open location of your Gmail account.

To check these details scroll down your email page you would notice the “Last account activity” label and the Details link.

Click on details link to check the IP addresses from where the gmail account was accessed.There is also a “Sign out all other sessions” button which would logout all the other open locations.

It is better to immediately change your password and security question,to ensure no would further use your account.

By this feature Gmail helps us to protect your account from hackers.

How to Verify an Email address is valid Or Check if an Email address is available?

At times you would want to verify the sender is valid or not of the mail received.And also you may want to check an email address is available or already taken.VerifyEmailAddress helps us to do them.

Just go http://www.verifyemailaddress.org and type an email address you want to check.

It Verifies the email id and gives the result as valid or invalid email address.

Invalid Check Result

Valid Check Result

How to Attach And Send An Executable (.exe file) in Gmail – Trick

Gmail would not allow to attach .exe format file.If you try to attach an executable file(.exe) then Gmail would prompt a message saying “file is an executable file. For security reasons, Gmail does not allow you to send this type of file”.

gmail exe file

But still if you need to send a executable file in Gmail there are some workarounds

Rename the file

Rename the file without .exe extension.For eg if the file is “test.exe” change it to “test.txt” and attach in gmail for sending.
Communicate in the receiver side that they have to change it to .exe extension.

Compress the file

Compress the file using any tool and the attach it in gmail.For Eg if you compress using the winrar tool it will be compressed and extension would be “test.rar” which Gmail would allow to be attached and sent.

These workarounds would violate Google policies.Thus if you wish to go with Google,upload the file in some file sharing website and give the link in the mail.

How To Remove/Delete/Move Mail Message from Inbox Label – Gmail

We usually want to organize our mail box and keep our Inbox clean.We label the mail messages and use filter option in gmail and organize them but still we would see the mails sitting in our Inbox that does not have filter.

Here are the ways to remove the Inbox label from a mail message or mulitple mail messages.

Remove Inbox Label from a Mail Message :

  • Open the mail message.
  • Click on the  ‘X’ next to the Inbox label near the message subject line or Click Archive button on the top.
  • This action will remove the mail from Inbox and moves that mail to “All Mail” Label.
  • “All Mail” label would be located in the left side of the gmail page.If you don’t see “All Mail” click the More drop-down menu at the bottom of the labels list.

Remove Inbox Label from a Multiple Mail Messages :

  • Select the mails to be moved from Inbox.
  • Click on Archive button on the top.
  • This action will move the mails to “All Mail” Label and removes them from Inbox.

Keep your mails organized and Inbox clean :)

How To Print The E-Mail from Gmail – Tip

To print the mail we don’t need to copy the content to doc/notepad and print them. Gmail makes it easy to print the email message with an option.

To print the whole email message,open the email and click on the “Reply” button in the top right corner of the email.This opens a drop down with links, click on Print in it.

A new window/tab will open in the browser with the Gmail logo and the email message content. The print dialog box will also open immediately from which we can print the email.

Accessing Multiple Gmail accounts from the same browser window

I was wondering, it would be great if I am able to login into two of my gmail accounts at the same time from the same browser window. Historically, Google doesn’t allow you to login to multiple google accounts; if you try to login to another user account then Google will prompt you to log off the currently logged in account.

Now its made possible in gmail by the new feature called ‘Multiple Sign-in‘. To enable this feature you need to login into Google account.

Multiple Sign-in Feature
Multiple Sign-in Feature

Click the ‘Edit‘ link in the Muliple Sign-in, you will be forwarded to the page where you should click on ‘On‘ radio button and couple of ‘checkboxes’ and click ‘Save‘. Now, your account is enabled with multiple Sign-on feature.

Sign in to another account

To add another account, click on the Accounts menu at top right side of the Browser menu and select ‘Sign in to another account‘.After you login into another gmail account the Accounts menu will show you both the accounts.

To switch between accounts click the accounts menu and click the appropriate Google account.

Swith accounts
Switch between accounts

Note:

  • As of now this feature is available only for Desktop browsers and not for Mobile browsers.
  • You can use this for the following Google products only :Code, Calendar, Gmail, Reader, Sites, Voice.

Easy Trick To Search for Attachments in Gmail – has:attachment

When there are hundreds of mail in our Gmail account and we are in need of mails with attachment and want it to find quickly.Then there is a easy trick in Gmail.

has:attachment
has:attachment

just type has:attachment and the type of the file like pdf,ppt,doc,zip with a space.

Example :-

has:attachment pdf

When we click the search mail button we get the mails with the attachment of the type we specified as the result.Here in this example we get the PDF attachment mails as result.

There are also many easy tricks to find a specified mail in gmail like “has:attachment” keyword.You can find the list here.