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November 19, 2008

TechnoDolt™ request for Gmail assistance


For reasons that will forever remain unknown to me, about three weeks ago my MacMail stopped working for incoming though it still sends perfectly well.

No matter — here we don't fool around trying to figure out why or fix it, we move on.

At the very same time MacMail became dysfunctional, I accidentally discovered in the course of my troubleshooting (now there's a word to conjure with in the case of yours truly) that Gmail had somehow activated itself and now displayed all my incoming — both email addresses you're familiar with as well as others known only to John Rain and his ilk.

It was as if MacMail had suddenly handed over the keys.

Now, it's likely that Gmail was doing that all along but I sure didn't ask it to, at least not that I know of.

Gmail's not nearly as easy to work with as MacMail but I'm able to manage.

There's just one thing I'd like to be able to do that I can't figure out: How to easily add the email address of someone who emails me to my address book.

There are a million and one places to click on the Gmail home page (top) but for the life of me I can't find one that says "Add to address book."


One of my Googleplex readers (I know of at least three — don't worry, your secrets are safe with me)?







Thomas over at USBFever?




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Also, Google will automatically keep a list of the most contacted e-mails, and 'suggested' contacts. If you would like to add them to your regular contacts list, just click on the check-box to the left of the contact's name, and then press the "Move to My Contacts" on the top of the right-most panel.

(Great, now I feel like I'm working before I've gone to work. Thanks Joe.)

Posted by: Rocketboy | Nov 20, 2008 7:26:45 AM

"Scully, NO!!!!" --outside Thanksgiving sweat, Navajo guy says 'whose planet?' (in code-talk), then you lose your toolbelt and say, "oh, great" (laughter from Houston), so you lick the drop-down-box, and these spheres land all over the planet, and Neo appears in a turkey suit and says, "not that V-shaped design," but you click anyway . . . thwit . . . ugh

Posted by: teg | Nov 19, 2008 11:21:40 PM

Joe, click on the e-mail of the person you want to add. In the upper right hand corner of this e-mail window you will see the words REPLY and a small box with a V-shaped design in it. Click on this drop down box has the option "Add to Contact List." Once the person has been placed in the "Contacts List" they are effectively in your "address book" on GMail. The issue it seems is that "address book" and "contact list" have confused your TechnoDolt™ terminology sensors.

Posted by: Nikolas Schiller | Nov 19, 2008 5:18:26 PM

Open the email of the person whose email address you want to save. On the right side it says "reply"- next to it is a drop-down menu. Click on the down-arrow to the right of the word "reply" and it will give you the option to add that address to your contacts list.

No charge :-D

Posted by: Lilorfnannie | Nov 19, 2008 5:07:55 PM

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