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Have you ever found yourself trying to make sense of PDF files with names that resemble a cryptic code more than anything meaningful? You’re not alone.

A recent encounter with a client highlighted a common frustration many face: PDFs downloaded from email attachments that retain long, random strings of alphanumeric characters as their titles, even after being renamed.

This article covers this common PDF document saving issue and provides a streamlined solution to save PDF document’s with their actual titles.

 

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Help My Email Account was Hacked

If your email account has been hacked, you must act quickly to regain control and prevent further issues.

Here are some steps you can take:

 

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A closer look into Gmail search semantics revealed that I could simply use the keywords “in:spam” to refer to the all messages under my SPAM label.

Knowing this, I set up a filter to automatically mark all new SPAM messages as Read within Gmail.

I have chosen to do this as I don’t want to see when a new SPAM message arrives and be tempted to check if it is legitimate. I find that Gmail’s SPAM filter is nearly 100% accurate so not constantly checking the SPAM label improves my productivity. But this is subjective and this operation or method may not be suitable for your related needs.

 

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Google’s Gmail email file attachment limit is 25MB. If your email file attachment exceeds 25MB, it will be uploaded to your Google Drive and linked to from within the email.

Assuming your Google Drive is empty, you can upload an attachment that is nearly 15GB! That’s Gigabytes in case you missed it.

Upon sending your email you are prompted to select your sharing preferences. Note that you can also use your Google Drive account to send file attachments that are under the 25MB attachment file size limit. This can be handy in case you want to share the same file with multiple contacts.

 

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In this article I cover how to whitelist an email contact or entire domain within Gmail. This is accomplished by creating a Gmail filter under the “Filters and Blocked Addresses” available under “Settings“.

Google Gmail’s Spam detection feature works very well but sometimes requires a bit of fine tuning. For example, if you keep having messages from a particular sender delivered to your Spam folder you can create a filter to “Never send it to Spam” again. This effectively is an email whitelist feature within Gmail but is achieved by creating email filters.

Within your Gmail account, click on the gear icon located at the top right corner of your screen which will open your Gmail Settings.

 

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Remove Google Meet from Gmail

Currently there is no way to remove Google Meet from your Gmail display within a browser. However, a “Platinum Product Expert” (for what its worth) claims to have been informed by a Google Employee that Google is rolling out the option to hide / remove Google Meet from Gmail. No time frame has been provided.

In this article I cover using the Gmail Chat panel to at least minimize the Google Meet panel within Gmail.

 

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Gmail New Confidential Message Feature

Google’s Gmail service recently released a new feature called “Confidential Mode“. This allows you to set how long an email is available for viewing by your intended recipient(s).

As you can imagine, after the set expiration date, the email message is simply and automatically removed from the recipients inbox. Recipients will not have the option of forwarding this email, coping the email contents, or even printing it out.

 

However, it is still possible for a recipient to simply take a photograph or screenshot.

 

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The “All Mail” folder with Gmail eventually collects old unneeded emails which utilizes your limited, 15GB, Google Drive space.

To clean this out I have devised a witty trick.

 

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