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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.

Zac's picture

Gah! My comment's unreadable because...

Gah! My comment's unreadable because the email addresses are parsed at html. The steps should read:

  1. Set Mail.app to send instead to yourname+mailarchive[at]gmail.com
  2. In gmail, create a Contact of that name (’yourname+mailarchive[at]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)

Replaces [at] with @

I'd be getting things done, except that I've got to correct my comment because 'Comment Preview' isn't high enough on Merlin's GTD list...




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