Jan 7

Submitted by: Steven Johns

Google provides power users with a number of search and filter operators. Power users utilize these filters to search and auto-sort huge volumes of incoming email.

Much like Outlook’s filters, Gmail filters can be applied to any field in an email (to, from, subject and body). Google provides a complete rundown of gmail’s advanced filters in its help section: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=7190

Not only can gmail’s operators be used to filter email, but they can also be used to search email. Once you get a solid grasp of the filters available, you should be able to rapidly search and filter your way through your inbox with precision.

Now that you know about Gmail’s published operators, its time to learn about some of the goodies that Google doesn’t publish. Gmail offers a number of incredibly useful, but undocumented operators that you can use to search and filter your email. These filters can give power users superpowers.

Operator: deliveredto

Sample usage:

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Why its useful: Filter messages that you have been bcc’d on. If you’ve been bcc’d on a message, your email address won’t appear in the to or bcc headers, so the deliveredto is the only way to filter those messages. For example, we bcc all of our automated outgoing mail to a plus-addressed gmail account and then filter and label those messages using the deliveredto field.

Operator: listid

Sample usage:


Why its useful: This filter is more reliable than the “list:” filter that gmail has documented as it provides discrete identification for lists that utilize this header.

Operator: replyto

Sample usage:


Why its useful: Some newsletters vary their ‘from’ email address (they’ll use addresses like ‘santa@ecommercesite.com’) while keeping a consistent reply-to address. The replyto: filter can help filter newsletters or emails that would otherwise be unfilterable.

Now that you know what the operators are, it is also important to walk though how you use them. You can search gmail using these filters simply by entering them into the search box in gmail. This is probably the most straightforward mechanism for applying your new found skills.

However, the second and more powerful approach to utilizing the new operators is to set up automatic filters. To get to the filter menu, click on the ‘Settings’ link in the top right of the page. Next click on the filters tab and then on the ‘Create a New Filter’ link. You’ll notice that the list of fields include ‘From’, ‘To’, ‘Subject’, ‘Has the words’ and ‘Doesn’t have’. Since these operators are intended to access fields that aren’t listed in Gmail’s filter menu it would seem that you might be stuck. Fortunately, the ‘Has the words’ field functions just like the search box – you can enter your filter operators directly into this field.

Now that you are a power user, you need to use your new found power wisely. Try creating a few filters to label and archive certain newsletters (you’ll always be able to find them again), or perhaps test your powers by writing search queries that return exactly the message you’re looking for.

About the Author: Steven Johns is a self-proclaimed productivity hacker and LetterBar founder. LetterBar

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Nov 19

By John Francis Amberden

Web sites like




can help you make your own personalized ecards to send to people, no matter where in the world they are. The internet is proving to be a fantastic medium to send cards to people. People favor the internet to send electronic birthday cards as it proves to be the cheapest and fastest way of sending cards. A card can be selected, personalized and sent to the recipient within minutes.

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The internet has revolutionalized the way people send cards to each other. Sending electronic birthday cards has its own pros and cons. In fact, sending free online cards has more pros than cons. The pros are that you can send a card fast, free and relatively certain of delivery to people all over the world. You can write your own text on the card and even customize it. Most of the birthday cards are animated letting you play the animation over and over again. You can keep the free online cards in your email account as long as you want. Sending online free cards also saves on paper and the indirect cutting of trees. It saves on time and efforts of writing a card, putting it in an envelope and then sending the envelope by mail incurring expenses. The only con I can think of in sending free birthday cards over the internet is that it lacks effort to make a personal card. It lacks that personal touch that goes in making a card on paper, writing matter in your own handwriting and then taking the effort in sending it by mail.

Birthday cards are the most common types of cards that are sent over the internet and are also the most popular cardgiven personally. The whole essence of sending or giving a birthday card is to make the person feel special and make his or her day memorable. After all, birthdays come just once in a year and your wishes go a long way in making the next year a fun filled year a year filled with lots of success and achievements. Birthday cards on websites are categorized in sub sections like Birthday Moments, Memorable Birthday Cards, Birthday Smiles, etc. In addition, the cards are further customized according to whom the cards are sent to. There are special cards that can be customized to send to your parents, your friends, your brothers and sisters and also to your relatives.

You can send free birthday cards from any of the hundreds of sites that are published on the internet. Everyday newer and newer cards are added to the already huge collection of birthday cards. You will never fall short of choices. You just have to navigate through the vast list of cards, select the card that you like, customize it according to your preference, change its background, add some good music and click. The recipient will be more than happy to see your card in his mailbox.

Bottomline, ecards can make everyone feel good both the sender and the giver.

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Oct 26

By Jason Bacot

If you are just starting to find your way around the internet and are interested in learning how you can use it to make money online, you just might find the following information useful. The first thing that you are going to need to do is to come up with a business concept, which will start the money making process for you.

There are many tried and true methods, such as starting an e-commerce website that sells physical goods, creating a blog and writing about something that you have a passion about, or becoming an affiliate marketer.

Once your idea is ready to be started, the next thing you are going to need to do is to form a company. Many online businesses today are started by highly aggressive World Wide Web entrepreneurs that are either located in the US or UK.

If you happen to be one of them, and need to open either a US company, or a UK company, more than likely it should be a corporation. The reason for that is simple, a corporation provides many advantages that a sole proprietorship or partnership do not supply. A few of these are limited liability, the ability to raise capital by selling shares in the corporation, and the ease of appointing experts in the form of officers, to run the firm.

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Once you have your corporation formed, you will next need to open an US or UK bank account. This is a relatively simply process if you reside in the country where you are going to open the account. All you do is take your personal identification and your corporations business papers into the bank and it should not take too long.

However, if you do not live in the country that you want to open the bank account in, the process is much more difficult. Ever since the rise in worldwide terrorism, most countries including the UK and US have made it much more difficult for non-residence to open bank accounts. They did this to slow down the funding of these terrible organizations as much as possible.

If you do not live in the country that you want to open the bank account in, more than likely you are going to need to acquire expert assistance. This can be in the form of either a lawyer or some kind of businesses that specializes in these types of transactions.

These types of organizations can be found online by doing a search. It really will only be necessary to open a bank account in another country if you plan on doing a great deal of business in that country. For most first timers that will be trying to make money online, using a service like PayPal will do just fine.

If you live in the US or UK and are interested in starting to make money online, there has never been a better time to start that right now. Before you do though, please check out all of your local governments requirements for starting a company and opening a bank account.

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