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June 21, 2010

Don't Sort. Search!

We've received a number of questions about how to sort email by various criteria in GMail. For instance, many regularly sorted by person under Thunderbird. Sorting like Thunderbird is not possible in GMail, but GMail search is a very powerful tool and can give you very similar functionality.

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June 17, 2010

U Directory Available in U Google Apps

The university directory is now available in the U implementation of Google Apps. When you begin to type someone's name it will search your personal address book and the U directory. This should work anywhere you lookup individuals from your contact list in Google including GMail and GCal.

Set GMail as Default for Email Links in Webpages

Often you want to click on an email address link in a webpage to send an email. By default it will open your local email client (ie. Thunderbird). While Thunderbird will send the message it will not save a sent mail copy in GMail. It is possible to set Firefox to use GMail as the default email client, so all messages go through GMail and get a copy saved.

  1. Open 'Firefox' and navigate to your GMail account (http://gmail.umn.edu)
  2. Login to GMail
  3. Copy and paste the code below into the Firefox address bar and hit enter

  4. javascript:window.navigator.registerProtocolHandler("mailto","https://mail.google.com/a/umn.edu/mail/?extsrc=mailto&url=%s","GMail")

  5. Click the 'Add Application' button the appears in the top right.

Now all email links should open in GMail.

July 24, 2009

University Email Changes

The University Office of Information Technology will be altering the University's email policies to be more consistent with the new Gmail policies. The new policies will go into effect on August 17th, 2009.

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