Category Archive: Mail

Dec 29 2012

Maintaining Calendar Syncing with Gmail on iOS Devices

Leading on from yesterday’s article about how to keep contact syncing working with Gmail on iOS devices, here is how you can keep your Gmail calendars in sync as well using CalDAV At least on an iOS device you can use CardDAV to continue syncing contacts and you can set this up as follows: Open Settings, …

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Dec 28 2012

Maintaining Contact Syncing with Gmail on iOS Devices

Google is starting to flex its muscle a little bit in dumping Exchange ActiveSync for its Gmail service unless you are a paying customer or you have existing devices setup on a free basis. This might be problematic if you’re using a new iOS device or a Windows Phone handset in the future. At least …

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Jul 20 2012

IMAP – Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

A while ago, I recommended using IMAP instead of POP3 as the mail protocol of choice for when you want to keep your mail in sync across multiple devices such as computers, tablets and smartphones. I still stand behind this recommendation but you should be warned about how you go about using it. Unfortunately, I …

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Apr 02 2012

An Easier Way to Monitor Google Apps E-mail Accounts

This tip is aimed at those of you who are using Google Apps with your personalised domain name and want to monitor the e-mail communications conducted under each e-mail address. For a variety of reasons, it’s important to be able to keep track of the e-mail communications undertaken by each user. It could be that …

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Oct 22 2011

eBook Pick – In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works and Shapes Our Lives

This is my second eBook pick courtesy of my Kindle DX and sheds some light on the internal operations of Google covering things from its genesis in a university right through to significant products such as Google Mail, Android and, of course, search. “In The Plex” was written by Steven Levy who also wrote Hackers, …

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Jul 09 2011

Windows Phone 7 and Google’s Artificial Limitation of Multiple Calendars

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If you happen to use more than one calendar in Google Mail or your corporate e-mail then you might have realised that Windows Phone 7 only seems to support the primary calendar for some reason over Exchange ActiveSync. This is despite other EAS compatible devices such as the iPhone and iPad having worked with multiple …

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Nov 13 2010

Hotmail Finally Implements Complete SSL

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In a development that could be seen as a response to the havoc that FireSheep has created in the last week, Microsoft has finally enabled complete SSL security for its Hotmail service. Previously, authentication would be encrypted using SSL but users would then be switched back to plain HTTP (which of course is insecure). The …

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Aug 29 2010

Exchange ActiveSync for Hotmail Almost Upon Us

Smartphone users may have been frustrated by the inability to access their Hotmail accounts using POP3 whilst other services such as Gmail and Yahoo have allowed the use of IMAP and, in the case of Gmail, the use of Exchange ActiveSync technology to synchronise your mail, contacts and calendar and enable the use for push …

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