First Day for the New Gmail

 

Today is the first day for the new Gmail with phishing protection that runs on Chrome for the PC. This is to prevent ransomware from being delivered to your PC. In Gmail, click the gear icon in the upper right corner and select "Try the new Gmail."

After I did this, Gmail crashed immediately. After restarting Chrome, everything was all right with the new Gmail running.

http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/25/technology/gmail-redesign/in...

The layout is cleaner and the font is much easier to read. I like it a lot!

If there is more than one Google account (we have three) the selection has to be made for each one.

Gmail with anti-phishing features had been added for Android devices last May with the Play Store updates.

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Contacts?

I can't see how to go to Contacts in the new version without going to Apps on the PC and opening Contacts as a second tab unlike the old GMail that let me go to Contacts within GMail although it also opened Contacts in a 2nd tab. What am I overlooking if anything?

Contacts Bookmark

I see the point. The dropdown menu in the upper left-hand corner to access Contacts is now missing in the new Gmail. I also cannot find a way to open it in the same tab. There must be a way to do it, but we have not found it yet.

I have never used that drop-down menu. Instead, I have created individual Bookmarks on the Bookmarks Bar for Contacts, Calendar, and Gmail.

Make sure the Bookmarks Bar is visible by right clicking the top of the page and checking Bookmarks Bar. Open Contacts as you described in the second tab and copy the URL to save it as a Bookmark in the folder Bookmarks Bar.

An alternate way to access the Contacts when writing an email is to just click Compose. This will display a new email window with nothing in To. In the blank field To type the first few letters of the recipient's name and a drop-down will display Contacts beginning with those letters.

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to get to contacts

to get to contacts
1. click the icon in the upper right
2. click my account
3. click contacts under personnel info

Forwarding

Good news. The new GMail doesn't change any mail forwarding settings. I have a GMail account and an ISP-provided mail account which I read with the PC Mozilla Thunderbird software. Rather than having to read the GMail on a browser, I have it set to forward all incoming mail to my ISP address to read and store in a PC folder, if desired, with Thunderbird.

The new GMail continues to forward mail just as the old GMail did.

ISP email

My internet service provider stopped their email service. When that happened I went to Gmail. I had to notify all contacts and vendors of the new email address.

Sounds like Verizon FiOS

dobs108 wrote:

My internet service provider stopped their email service. When that happened I went to Gmail. I had to notify all contacts and vendors of the new email address.

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contacts

blake7mstr wrote:

to get to contacts
1. click the icon in the upper right
2. click my account
3. click contacts under personnel info

why are they making it so difficult to access contacts. I liked it when they had the dropdown menu.

Another way to access your Gmail contacts

blake7mstr wrote:

to get to contacts
1. click the icon in the upper right
2. click my account
3. click contacts under personnel info

From any Google page in including your Gmail page in a browser, there is a Apps menu (9 little dots in a square). Select that and the Contacts link is there. Hint, you can drag the apps you use the most including Contacts to the top of the app menu list for your convenience.

Perhaps if they get enough feedback, they might restore the contact list as a button on the mail screen as before. Either way, it's still 2 clicks, but we get used to something being in one spot and they move the furniture around overnight.

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verizon Fios

Right Bob! Verizon ran the POP and SMTP server-based email. This is now a dinosaur. Even older, I ran Eudora for the PC until one year ago. Malware that uses the contact list in other email programs isn't written for Eudora!

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My choice

dobs108 wrote:

Right Bob! Verizon ran the POP and SMTP server-based email. This is now a dinosaur. Even older, I ran Eudora for the PC until one year ago. Malware that uses the contact list in other email programs isn't written for Eudora!

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I use Gmail through Windows Live Mail which is a POP and SMTP server-based email, I prefer downloading my email as opposed to visiting it while online. For me it's easier to sort and maintain, plus I've been using this type since Outlook Express.

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Agree with soberbyker.

I still prefer the traditional email client that downloads and saves messages to your computer rather than leaving them "in the cloud". I was able to continue using the Windows Mail client (which was the Windows Vista replacement for Outlook Express) on Windows 10 until Microsoft finally removed all support for it in the W10 1703 update.

I found a 3rd party replacement for Outlook Express called OE Classic. Its user interface is almost identical to the original XP version of Outlook Express and it works just fine on W10. I was able to import all my saved messages from Windows Mail/OE going back some 15 years. So far I have been very happy with it. It was well worth the $25 license fee.

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night mare

I was using live for all my email my Hotmail.com my live.com and my Gmail.com windows update ended all that, my Hotmail and my live just quit working the only thing working was my Gmail ! so I tried to get the others changed to Gmail so they sent conformation numbers sent to the dead email addresses that I couldn't receive. I have games on steam those guys are dumber then a box of rocks !!! they wanted cd numbers for the games I tried to explain to the support person when you buy a game online from steam its digital there is no cd number , I know where e-mail is going its going to be paid for only by monthly or yearly

Ditto

I'm so happy that I'm in good company with soberbyker and alandb by wanting to keep emails on my PC. As said earlier, I also was a dedicated Eudora user for years until it was dropped and then switched to Thunderbird. Thunderbird works well with my ISP's POP mail server and as I said earlier, the old and new GMail allows forwarding of mail to my ISP POP mail account.

even AT&T quit on me

dobs108 wrote:

My internet service provider stopped their email service. When that happened I went to Gmail.

Way back at the dawn of Internet time I selected AT&T Worldnet (the real, old AT&T--from the LongLines fragment at the breakup, not the current nameholder) expressly because I imagined they would have good customer service and be around forever. Their successors dropped that batch of addresses years ago. I currently think Gmail more likely to be around for me a few years from now than any particular ISP-connected address.

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I kept the Verizon.net email

dobs108 wrote:

Right Bob! Verizon ran the POP and SMTP server-based email. This is now a dinosaur. Even older, I ran Eudora for the PC until one year ago. Malware that uses the contact list in other email programs isn't written for Eudora!
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Even though VZ dumped their email outwardly, they did buy AOL and AOL has been doing mail way better forever, so they migrated their domain to the AOL servers. I use Thunderbird myself with my Verizon.net email accounts still to this day. All my mail is kept on my PC as well and is backed up several times a year.

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Craig - select contacts window

Just found this:

For a new email, click Compose (the + sign). A New Message window pops up. Left-click "To." The Select Contacts window pops up.

It is possible to search for and select a single contact or select multiple contacts, and look at categories. It is not the full Contacts page, but it is "Contacts Lite."

It is possible to easily enter multiple recipients to an email.

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Neat

dobs108 wrote:

Just found this:

For a new email, click Compose (the + sign). A New Message window pops up. Left-click "To." The Select Contacts window pops up.

It is possible to search for and select a single contact or select multiple contacts, and look at categories. It is not the full Contacts page, but it is "Contacts Lite."

It is possible to easily enter multiple recipients to an email.

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I like it. Thanks.

I've kept my original e-mail address

archae86 wrote:

Way back at the dawn of Internet time I selected AT&T Worldnet (the real, old AT&T--from the LongLines fragment at the breakup, not the current nameholder) expressly because I imagined they would have good customer service and be around forever. Their successors dropped that batch of addresses years ago...

Up until the mid 80's, AT&T, more familiarly known then as Ma Bell, had a monopoly on the national telephone system. The Feds sued them and in 1982 Ma Bell was ordered to break up into smaller, independent regional companies. Eventually in Ohio, the new Baby Bell company's name morphed into Ameritech. Since at least 2001 my e-mail address has ended in "ameritech.net." Somewhere along the line AT&T started front-ending ameritech.net with Yahoo.com so that even today I still have my ameritech.net address. Yahoo used to be owned by AT&T (hence the original front-end) but was sold to Verizon Communication's subsidiary, Oath Inc. in 2017. There's been no public talk about eliminating the ameritech.net name.

Phil

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can i go back?

I noticed when opening GMail in the PC I was offered the new version, I was tempted but first want to check if I can go back to the old version if I don't like the new one.

Is that possible?

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Yes

flaco wrote:

I noticed when opening GMail in the PC I was offered the new version, I was tempted but first want to check if I can go back to the old version if I don't like the new one.

Is that possible?

Yes, you can go back and forth at will, at least for now. Just click the Settings "cog" and the top drop-down choice is either "Go back to Classic" or "Try the new" GMail with the choice being to go to the version other than the one active now.

I suppose it's possible that at some point, they drop the Classic but for now, give it a go.

@Camerabob / @Dobbs108

camerabob wrote:
dobs108 wrote:

Right Bob! Verizon ran the POP and SMTP server-based email. This is now a dinosaur. Even older, I ran Eudora for the PC until one year ago. Malware that uses the contact list in other email programs isn't written for Eudora!
dobs108 smile

Even though VZ dumped their email outwardly, they did buy AOL and AOL has been doing mail way better forever, so they migrated their domain to the AOL servers. I use Thunderbird myself with my Verizon.net email accounts still to this day. All my mail is kept on my PC as well and is backed up several times a year.

Somewhere in my foggy mind I thought Verizon bought YAHOO.... and now it seems like it's a mess most of the time...

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Verizon aquired Yahoo...

@BarneyBadass

Kind of, yes. See Plunder's post four above this one for the back story.

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new gmail

I went back to the old version. I like having my contacts accessible.

Thanks

camerabob wrote:

@BarneyBadass

Kind of, yes. See Plunder's post four above this one for the back story.

I read it and it did t sink in

Thank's

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