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areseeinginGmail—it'saURLusefulonlytoyou(it

leadstoaconversationwithinyourGmailaccount),soit

makesmostsensetouseitonlyinprivatecontexts(like

aneventyoudon'tsharewithanyone).

LinkingtoSearchestoAllowEasyRetrievalofThreads



CREATEBOOKMARKSHORTCUTS

Ifyou'reusingFirefoxasyourdefaultbrowser,youcan

alsosetupaspecialbookmarkkeyword.Openthe

Bookmarkmenu,findyourjobbookmarkandright-click

ittoopenitspropertiesfromthecontextmenu.Inthe

Keywordbox,enter"job",asshowninFigure5-43.

ApprovethedialogbyhittingtheOKbutton.Now

wheneveryouentertheword"job"intothebrowser

addressbarinFirefox,youwillbeimmediatelytakento

yourmailsfilteredintothejoblabel/folder.Youcanuse

thistrickwithanybookmark.



Youcanalsolinktosearches.Asearchfor"horses,"for

instance,generatesthefollowingaddress:

http://mail.google.com/mail/#search/horses



This,too,canbeuseful—likewhenyouwanttopointafriendto

aspecificconversationthatthetwoofyouhad.Youcannow

picksomeratherdistinctwordsoraphrasefromthemessage

(suchas"John,attachedfindthemeetingdetails"),searchfor

it,andcopythegeneratedURLtosendittoyourfriendor

colleague.Theywillnowbeabletoeasilyretrievethethread

youarereferringto,assumingthattheyarealsousingGmail,

andthattheyhaven'tdeletedthemessage.

LinkingtoLabels

Youcanalsolinktospecificlabelsthatyou'vesetup.Let'ssay

oneofyourlabelsiscalled"job,"foralljob-relatedmails.

Clickingonthelabellinkwilltakeyoutoapagewiththe

followingURL,whichyoucanbookmarkforlaterreference:



http://mail.google.com/mail/#label/job



Creatinga"Compose"Shortcut

AnotherwaytouseGmail'spermalink-styleURLsistoadda

shortcutforcomposinganewmailtothebrowsertoolbar(the

term"permalink"comesfromtheworldofblogs,thoughnote

thatnotallGmailURLsarenecessarilyquiteaspermanent).For

instance,inInternetExplorer,it'stheLinksbar;inFirefox,it's

calledtheBookmarksToolbar.InSafari,thenameisBookmarks

Bar.Theaddressforcomposinganewmailis:

http://mail.google.com/mail/#compose



Gotothatlink,thendraganddroptheURLontoyour

bookmarkstoolbar.Renamethelinktitletosomethingshorter,

like"Composemail."Nowwhenyouclickit,asshowninFigure

5-44,youwillinstantlyopenanewGmailcomposewindow.

TheFirefoxbookmarkpropertiesdialog



Followinga"Composemail"toolbarshortcut(I

rearrangedthetoolbarlayoutinFirefoxsothebuttons

takeuplessspace)



NOTE

Curiousabouthowtosavebuttonspaceatthetopof

Firefox,asshowninFigure5-44?Youmightusea

bookmarkstoolbarortheGoogleToolbar,butyoucan

alsomovethebuttonsfromthosefurtherup—tothen

makethebarsdisappear.Right-clickatoolbarand

selectCustomizefromthecontextmenu.Youwillnow

beabletomoveanybuttonfromatoolbarontothetop

bar(totherightsideoftheFirefoxmenu)viadragand

drop.Oncefinished,clicktheDonebutton.Nowrightclickatoolbaragainanduncheckitinthecontextmenu

tomakeitdisappear.



Hack56.BeyondGoogle:Yahoo!Mail,

MSHotmail,andMore

IsGmailgettingonyournerves,forsomereasonorother?

Well,it'snottheonlywebmailapplicationoutthere,soyou

mightfindyourselfgivingGoogle'scompetitionatry,too.

TwoofthemostpopularfreeemailclientsoutthereareYahoo!

MailandMicrosoftWindowsLiveHotmail,thesuccessorto

Hotmail.Youmayalsopreferadesktopmailclient,like

Thunderbird,totheweb-basedkind.



NOTE

Switchingwebemailclientsistheeasiestwhenyou

haveanaddresslikeyourname@yourserver.comwhich

merelyforwardstoyourwebmailclientaddress,like

yourGmailaddress.Ifyouhaveyourownhosting

providerthenyoucanusuallylogintothehosting

provider'scontrolpaneltosetupaddresseslikethese

(pleaseconsultyourhostingsupportorhelpfilesforthe

details).Ifyoudon'tyethaveone,youcantryto

searchGooglefor"getdomain","webhosting"and

similartofindaservice.

Onceyousetupyouremailadressthisway,youdon'tneedto

handoutanewaddresstofriendsandcolleagueswheneveryou

switchtoanotheremailapplication.IntheGmailsettings

Accountstab,youcanalsochangeyourReply-Toaddressto

e.g."yourname@example.com",meaningotherpeoplewill

neverreplydirectlytotheGmailaddress.Thisaddsanextra

layerofflexibility.

Onceyousetupyouremailadressthisway,youdon'tneedto

handoutanewaddresstofriendsandcolleagueswheneveryou

switchtoanotheremailapplication.IntheAccountstabunder

Gmailsettings,youcanalsochangeyourReply-Toaddressto



yourname@example.com,sothatotherpeoplewillneverreply

directlytotheGmailaddress.Thisaddsanextralayerof

flexibility.

Yahoo!Mail

Yahoo'semailofferingisespeciallytemptingifyou'reusedto

desktopprogramslikeMicrosoftOutlookorOutlookExpress,as

itsharessomeofthelookandfeeloftheseapplications.Tosign

upforYahoo!Mail,visithttp://mail.yahoo.com.Ifyoudon't

alreadyhaveaYahoo!ID,clickthe"Signup"buttontocreate

one.Youwillberequiredtopickausernameandpassword,

provideyourfirstandlastname,gender,andmore.Youremail

willendupbeingoftheformatYourUserName@yahoo.com.

Afterloggingintoyourmailaccount,youwillbegreetedwitha

pagecollectingnews,calendarevents,andspecialmessages

andadvertisements,asshowninFigure5-45.Ifyouswitchto

yourinbox,youwillfindthatyoucandraganddropmessages

intothetrashinthelefthandnavigationpane.Youwillalso

noticethatmessagesyouopenwillshowinanewtabwithin

thebrowser.

MicrosoftHotmail

Hotmail—orWindowsLiveHotmail,asit'sfullytitled—canbe

reachedathttp://hotmail.com.Signupforanaccountifyou

don'thaveonealready;notethatyoucanalsouseanMSN

MessengerorPassportaccountasyourso-calledWindowsLive

IDforthispurpose.Signinwithyourusernameandpassword.

AsopposedtoGmailandYahooMail,youneedtoprovideyour

fullemailaddressduringlogin(forexample,

YourUserName@hotmail.cominsteadofjustYourUserName).

AftersigningintoHotmail,theprogramopenswithanintro

pagecontainingnews,miscellaneousinformation,andads,as

picturedinFigure5-46,butyoucanaccessyourinboxby

followingthelinktotheleft.Hotmailalsooffersacalendar

applicationandanaddressbook.AswithGmail,theamountof



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