How to Turn on Dark Mode in Windows 10 Mail

As of this week, Windows 10 Mail finally has a Dark Mode worth using. After a few weeks of testing with Insiders, the upgraded Mail and Calendar app now includes a more useful version of the feature for the email side of the app: one that actually makes the whole app dark, and offers the ability to quickly go “bright”…

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How to Write the Ultimate Canned Email

If you get a lot of emails that deserve at least a cursory reply, you might feel like no form-letter email could possibly replace all of them. Here’s a clever solution, borrowed from the sci-fi author Robert Heinlein.

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How Do I Schedule An Email Reply?

How many people out there are still using AOL Mail? I assumed it was all of three people, but apparently there’s still a considerable number of you clinging to your aol.com accounts. Do you hope AOL will make a grand resurgence one day? Are you nostalgic for the sounds of a dial-up modem? Do you hate Gmail? You can…

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Spice Up Your ‘Out of Office’ Autoresponder With This OOO Generator 

The holidays are coming up fast which means it’s time to start crafting that perfect Out of Office message. I used to try and be creative with these, but at some point reverted to the classic “I’m out until X. Email this guy if you need something.” It’s not exactly going to put a smile on anyone’s face, but it gets…

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How Do I Import Another Email Account Into Gmail?

It’s time to tackle yet another perplexing problem in this week’s Tech 911 column—which runs almost entirely on the questions you supply us via email. Keep ‘em coming!

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Hide Your Inbox While You’re Doing Email

Every time I go to write an email, I get distracted by my inbox. I check all my new mail, and I put off the actual task I opened Gmail for. None of that new email was urgent, but I couldn’t ignore all those bold lines. So now I hide my inbox with Inbox When Ready.

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Make Your Own Email Spam Filter

If Gmail’s spam and newsletter filters are letting too much slip through, or if you use a private email service with a bad spam filter, then try this solution: quarantine all email until the sender has confirmed that they’re not spam. This is your homemade spam filter.

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How to Find or Guess Anyone’s Email Address

I used to hate unsolicited email, until I got unsolicited texts, calls, Twitter DMs, Facebook messages, and LinkedIn invitations. Now I think email is the most polite way to reach a stranger directly. In that vein, I recommend this thorough guide to finding anyone’s email address.

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In Defense of Replying All

These days, our inboxes are crawling with spam, far beyond the stuff that makes it past the actual designated ‘spam’ folder. There are the newsletters we swear we’ve already unsubscribed from, the creepily personal messages from politicians, the desperate pleas for attention from Facebook, and now, thanks to the…

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Add GIFs to Gmail With the Gfycat Addon

Sometimes things are just better said with a GIF, but adding a GIF to an email exchange is sometimes easier said than done. This week Gyftcat released a Gmail add-on that eliminates the hassle and makings adding GIFs to emails you send to everyone from your boss to your BFF easy to do.

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