Gmail Tricks You might not know

gmail tricks

There are lots of gmail tricks but few of them are important for gmail users to know for better reliability. In this post i will show you few of them.

Forwarding All Emails Automatically

If you wanted to forward all emails to another account you can do the following.
  • Click on Settings link

  • Click on Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab

  • Click on the radio button “Forward a copy of incoming mail to”, and then give an email id in the text box.

  • you also have the option of deciding what to do with the emails in the original account after forwarding it. Following are the three options available.

  • Keep Gmail’s copy in the inbox

  • Archive Gmail’s copy

  • Delete Gmail’s copy

Now all the mails will be forwarded to the specified email id.

Attach an Executable (exe file) in Gmail

You cannot attach an executable file like a normal file.  Gmail will display the error message –  “FILE is an executable file. 

For security reasons, Gmail does not allow you to send this type of file”.

To overcome this issue, do the following as a sender of the email.
  • Rename the file without an exe extension,
  • Compress it with any compression utility and then attach it.

Now it will get attached, and uploaded successfully. The receiver of the email should uncompress the attachment and rename it again with exe extension.

Sending emails to Group / Alias

You can group the list of email addresses into a single entity.
  • Click on “Contacts” link,

  • Click on “+icon” (New Group) and give a name to the New group.

  • Now you can add new contact to this group or you can move the existing contact to this group.

When you want to send mails to a group, in the To field of the compose box, type the few letters of group name, auto-complete feature will suggest list of group names that matched your word. You can choose from the list and sending mail to the groups.

Managing Multiple Gmail Accounts

Checking all emails

You could be having multiple Gmail accounts for various reasons. But it becomes tedious while checking mail that, you would want to logout and login to each account and check mails in different accounts. This can be done easily, by forwarding all mails from all accounts to a single account.

Sending emails as another Gmail account

Follow the steps below to send emails from other accounts. i.e From, you can send emails as

  • Login to, go to  Settings -> Accounts Tab -> “Send Email As” Section.

  • Add account here and confirm that this is your email by following the instruction.

  • Now you can start sending emails as from

Gmail Display Language

You can experience Gmail in your native language.

    • Click on “Settings” link,

    • Choose your favorite language in “Gmail Display Language”

    • Select “Save Changes” button.

    • This will display Gmail in your native language.

You can also send message in yours/recipients favorite language, by clicking down arrow and selecting language, in format bar of the compose box.

Note: You can still set your default Gmail Display Language as English and send emails in other languages from the email compose window.

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