Today I discovered a whole pile of messages in my “On my Mac: Outbox” and no matter what I tried I couldn’t get them to send. I use gmail as my mail server. The emails looked like they were sending – there was no error message – but they didn’t actually send. They were still in the outbox. When people started to complain about my slow email replies, I looked and discovered all the emails over the past three days were just sitting there in my outbox!
So it turns out there can be a glitch with Mavericks and Gmail. When I installed Mavericks on my Macbook Pro, all my messages piled up into my outbox, but weren’t sent. It turned out that Mail wasn’t picking up my password properly from the System Preferences. Here’s how I got it going. Continue reading »
Here is how to access any of your Gmail contacts from the Apple OSX Address Book . I personally don’t think this is a great feature because I like to keep all my contacts in one place – Apple’s address book. But if you have contacts in your online gmail account and want them on your OSX address book, this might be handy. Continue reading »
Have you ever gone to send an email in OS X, and when you start to type the person’s name all their past 5 email addresses come up, even though you have deleted them from Address Book (Contacts App)? Where are the addresses coming from and how do you get rid of them?
Normally an email is just text. You can add attachments to an email, and you can insert pictures, but how would you send an email that has pictures, a background, and text mixed and laid out nicely like this:
When you want to send someone a lot of files in an email, the best way to do it is to compress them into one file first, called an archive or a zip file. When the person receives the zip file they just need to double click it and, hey presto, the exact files that you put into it appear in a folder! Read on to find out how to do it.
Avery has just released a free program designed to be able to print on any of their labels, of course you can use them to print on anything, but they work well with the Avery stuff because you can just type in the number from the packet and it has all the sizes already. It’s a free download from here. I just downloaded it (262 MB!) and it looks pretty good.
Thanks to Paul Sheely for this pointer on how to export from an apple numbers file into the avery application:
1. Export your numbers file as a CSV file (make sure that you’ve made the first line in each column a heading)
2. Download the design pro app from Avery (http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/Templates-&-Software/Software/Avery-DesignPro-for-Mac.htm)
3. Follow the simple instructions…. you choose a label type… an avery number… a design type… you mail merge your CSV file… and you’re away.
Very simple once you’re set up. The Avery app allows you also to merge directly from Address Book or Mail and you can upload artwork or photos.