Find Email Messages in Gmail with rfc822msgid

When you send an email through Gmail, a unique Message ID is added to the email header as per the RFC 822 specification. To know the ID of your message, open the email inside Gmail, go to the 3-dot menu and choose Show Original. The RFC822 Message ID will be displayed in the first line […]

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How to set up Gmail or Google Workspace (G Suite) aliases

Email addresses that forward to your primary email are known as aliases. There are a variety of ways that you can create Gmail and Workspace (formerly G Suite) aliases. Gmail users: Create Gmail email aliases using the plus and dot notation Google Workspace: Create Gmail email aliases without admin permissions Google Workspace: Create Gmail email […]

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How to turn the Gmail thread conversation view ON or OFF?

By default, Gmail groups a message and its replies in a conversation that’s listed as a single inbox entry. Conversation threads are the recommended way to manage your email; they provide a fast, efficient way to see multiple related messages in one view. However, if you prefer to list messages separately, you can turn the […]

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Should I tick or untick the “Treat as an alias” option in Gmail?

By saying treat as an alias you’re telling Google that it’s your own address. The consequences of this choice are only minor.

  1. If you’ve told Google it is your address, then if you put this address as a “To” (or Cc, Bcc) address, Gmail will simply place a copy directly into your inbox.
  2. If you’ve told Google it isn’t your address (ie, it’s not an alias), then if you put this address as a “To” (or Cc, Bcc) address, Gmail will still send the email as outgoing mail, treating it no differently to any other address.
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