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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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For those, like me, stuck...

For those, like me, stuck with Windows, it's simple to set up a rule in Outlook to automatically forward incoming emails to another account (Tools->Rules and Alerts->New Rule) - just make sure to turn off the option to save forwarded messages to your sent items folder (Tools->Options->Email Options->Advanced Email Options) or you'll find your sent items folder cluttered up in no time at all. Automatically BCCing yourself on all emails you send is a little trickier - you can buy a third party program to do it for you, or follow these instructions to do it in VBA.




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