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Android got damn slow

February 6, 2013 2 comments

Problem
My Android phone got very slow. It started about a week ago. When I visit Gmail, for instance, I have to wait minutes until my new messages appear. If they appear at all… Often, messages are not updated. I click on “refresh”, I wait 2 minutes, but I still get the old messages. What da hell?

Solution
In this forum thread I found the following tip:

EDIT: I found the solution… Go into the Market and install AdFree. Update the host file and reboot to clear DNS, everything back to normal. Myn’s is preloaded with the Adfree host file and it became outdated.

AdFree requires root privileges. Doing the rooting process and installing AdFree, my phone got much faster :) I need a few more days/weeks to test it but it looks promising.

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Locate big emails in Gmail

November 16, 2012 2 comments

Gmail supports an undocumented ‘size’ search operator that will let you quickly find all the big emails in the mailbox whose size exceeds a particular threshold. The search syntax is:

size:[size in bytes]

To give a real example, a Gmail search query like ‘size:5242880′ will list all big emails whose size is 5 MB or greater while ‘size:10485760′ list messages that are bigger than 10 MB.

From here.

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Check Why your Email was Delivered Late

October 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Amit Agarwal wrote a great post on how to analyze why your email was delivered late.

In short:

  • get the original email message (“show original”)
  • copy the whole header and insert it in this application: MessageHeader Google Apps Toolbox
  • it will analyze and show you where the delay occurred
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Outlook.com

August 2, 2012 Leave a comment
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Send email from command line

July 3, 2012 2 comments

Problem
I wanted to send an email notification from command line. I launched a program on my desktop machine at my workplace that would require some days to finish. I want to know when it’s finished and I want to get the result too.

Solution
The email will be sent via gmail, it’s the easiest solution. Here, Sid explains nicely how to configure ssmtp on a desktop. Here I repeat the steps:

Step one:
Install ssmtp: “sudo apt-get install ssmtp“.

Step two:
Edit the file /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf and add the following content:

root=username@gmail.com
mailhub=smtp.gmail.com:465
rewriteDomain=gmail.com
AuthUser=username
AuthPass=password
FromLineOverride=YES
UseTLS=YES

For this purpose, I created a dedicated Gmail account.

Step three:
Test if it works: “ssmtp recipient@gmail.com < filename.txt“.

You can also send emails with the command “mail“:

mail -s "Subject of the mail" recipient@gmail.com < result.txt

Use Case
In the intro I mentioned that I want to get the result of a slow program. Here is how I did it: the program writes the result in a file called “result.txt“. When it’s finished, a shell script is called that sends the content of result.txt to me:

time ./pe_211.d && ./send-mail.sh

Where send-mail.sh looks like this:

#!/usr/bin/bash
mail -s "PE 211" me@gmail.com < result.txt

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Hide “about the new look | send feedback” in Gmail

November 3, 2011 10 comments

Update #2: Check out this post too for an easier solution.

Update #1: This post is deprecated. That damned widget is not shown anymore.

Problem
I upgraded to the new look of Gmail but since then I always get a notification in the bottom right corner with “about the new look | send feedback”. Closing it doesn’t help, upon a new log in it’s there again.

Solution
Install Adblock Plus and add the following filter:

mail.google.com##div[class="GcwpPb-MEmzyf GcwpPb-bEO5kc"]

Something else
Does anybody know how to list the current filters in the new look? I can’t find it anywhere.

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Gmail Strikethrough Button

October 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Greasemonkey script here.

Tip from here.

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Gmail’s basic HTML view

September 18, 2011 Leave a comment

https://mail.google.com/mail/h/

It loads much faster than the standard view.

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Gmail’s new feature: people widget. How to disable it?

June 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Problem
Gmail introduced a new feature called “people widget” that I find extremely annoying. How to get rid of it?

Solution
Go to Settings (click on the gear in the top right corner and select Mail settings). Under the General tab, you will find the People Widget. Hide it.

Alternatives
In this post, among the comments, you can find some alternatives. Maybe I will try them once.

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