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February 2012

RT @waxpancake: This week on Wired, I dig into the risks of using apps that access your Gmail: Think before you oAuth!

October 2004

Skinning Gmail with a Custom Stylesheet [via]

GMail Drive shell extension [via]

July 2004

fixed width font in Gmail

Does Gmail have a setting somewhere to make message text appear in a fixed width font? 'Cause if it does, I sure can't find it...

To force it to use a fixed width font anyway, I added the following to userContent.css in my Firefox profile:

div.msg div.mb {
  font-family: monospace !important;
  font-size: 12px !important;
(Firefox's 'View Selection Source' came in real handy trying to figure out these classnames; regular View Source is a pain on Gmail because the whole thing's Javascript-generated.)

passed the Gmail limit

Well, there it is:

1GB of useless duplicate mp3s on Google's hard drive.
Take that, free service! :)

I managed to reach the limit rather easily by constantly forwarding messages to my account from within Gmail itself (saved quite a bit of time and bandwidth). It doesn't look like Gmail is smart enough to store the same attachment only once...

Small text-only email messages still get through, but anything with an attachment seems to get bounced now. Also, when I try to send something from within Gmail (of any size), I get an alertbox saying: "Your message could not be sent because you have exceeded your mail quota."

All in all, not as exciting a conclusion as I had hoped (in that nothing unexpected happened). But I have discovered Gmail makes a kick-ass mp3-tennis interface (whereby two players send interesting mp3s back and forth; been playing it with Ruben), so I'll probably delete the duplicates soon to make more room for that.

I just realized, the reason for the seemingly too large 1023MB is because Google is using an actual gigabyte (1024MB) as a limit, rather than the rounded off 1000MB figure shown.

June 2004

g-mailto bookmarklet [via]