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Mark F: Have Mail.app autoforward everything to Gmail

Boing Boing: Archiving email on Gmail

Mark at Boing Boing shares a great, no-brainer tip for making sure all your mail gets backed up to Gmail automagically.

I asked people to resend certain emails, including Charles Platt, and he gave me this great tip: set up a rule in Mac's Mail.app to send a copy of every email that goes in and out over to a Gmail account. That way, you'll always have a searchable archive of all the email you send and receive.

And, of course, I heartily second Mark's love for the indispensable SuperDuper.

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Here's an extra tweak: use...

Here's an extra tweak: use the +label gmail hack (as suggested if setting up gmail as a notebook e.g. http://g04.com/html/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=52): 1. Set Mail.app to send instead to yourname+mailarchive@gmail.com 2. In gmail, create a Contact of that name ('yourname+mailarchive@gmail.com') 3. In gmail, create a Label called 'mailarchive' 4. Set up a rule to filter incoming mail from that Contact to that Label (tick the box to bypass the inbox)

Result: a searchable archive of your non-gmail that doesn't clutter your gmail inbox. Add label:mailarchive to the searchbox to limit your search to this subset of mail.

@Peter: Harddrives die. Google (if their plans work out) never will.




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