Upgrade Your G Suite Account to Include Google Hangouts

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Silicon Dales has setup the majority of clients with Gmail for Domains, now known as G Suite. Basically, this means our clients have world class email systems, but they also have access to a suite of other Google services. What services are included with my email package? The G Suite email accounts also include: Docs […]

How to Migrate Contacts from Outlook to Google Apps Email

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If you have a new email account via Google Apps, or a personal Gmail account, you might want to import all your old contacts from your Outlook program on your desktop or laptop computer so that you can use this list when accessing webmail, or sending mail via other devices. The instructions below will allow […]

Tutorial: How To Enable POP3 in Gmail & Collect in a New Google Apps Account

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If you already use Gmail but have recently switched to using Google Apps for your business, you may want to collect all your old Gmail email and have that sent to your new account. This is possible using the tutorial below, which describes the two steps involved in getting this working. In this example, I […]

How to Import Email into G Suite’s Gmail from Outlook Using IMAP (including Sent Mail)

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When we import mail from mail servers into Gmail for G Suite, some servers don’t allow us to import sent mail in a way that is useful to end users. Furthermore, sometimes clients have folder structures and sent mail in their email clients that they’d like to push up into Gmail for G Suite based […]

Justification in Google Drive / Docs Tutorial

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Are you looking to find out how to “justify” your text in Google Docs? The tutorial below will help you to achieve just that! What is Justified Text? Justification in this sense, means that every line is the same width. Justified blocks of text appear to have a straight line down the right-hand side as […]

How to Delete Spam on Gmail / Google Apps for Work

If you’re looking to delete spam on your Google Mail account (whether Gmail or Google Apps for Work) the following instructions will get you there. Note spam will automatically be deleted after 30 days, and you can use mail filters to automatically remove spam (not recommended in case of false positives). How to Delete Spam […]

How to Automatically Delete Spam Email from Gmail

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If you use Gmail – or Google for Work (Google Apps) – based email, you might find, over time, you start to collect a lot of spam in your “Spam” (junk) folder. In particular, if you use an email client, via IMAP, and you like to use your own junk filter on email on your […]

How to skip inbox for mail sent to a Groups or Alias address in Gmail or G Suite

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If you have successfully added an email group or alias to your G Suite mail account, like if you have a special promotion running with its own address, or if a colleague left and you wanted to still receive anything sent their way in future, then perhaps you don’t want all this mail cluttering up […]

The Difference Between Free Gmail (Google) Accounts and Google Apps Business Accounts

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What’s the difference between a free Gmail account and a Google Apps account? Free Gmail accounts (or, more accurately, Google Accounts) provide a basic collection of Google services, and a low amount of online storage. Google Apps accounts have higher storage limits, and online document tools, often meaning that you can save money on other […]

Google Apps Free Usage Tier No Longer Available

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We’ve been telling clients for some time that Google Apps (in principle, Gmail for domains) would likely remove it’s free service, as it looks to monetise this service further. When first launched, Google Apps offered a free service for up to 50 email addresses. Our business, and many of our early clients, were able to […]

How to Set Out-of-Office Replies in G Suite

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At this time of year, at least in the Northern Hemisphere, many companies are beginning to plan holiday breaks and cover. There are many tools available within Google’s G Suite which can help businesses to manage holiday breaks without interrupting workflow.  One of these is straight forward, out-of-office replies for the email component of G […]

Adding Your Google Apps / Gmail Account to Outlook

If you have just setup a Google Apps account through Silicon Dales, or you have an existing Google Apps or Gmail account that you’d like to access using any version of Microsoft Outlook, including Outlook 2013 on Windows 8.1, or an older version of Outlook on an older version of Microsoft Windows, the instructions below […]

G Suite Enterprise Available Through Silicon Dales

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We have big news for G Suite customers old and new: Silicon Dales are now resellers of the G Suite Enterprise product through our partnership with Google Cloud. So, What’s G Suite Enterprise? First up, an explanation of what G Suite is: G Suite is what used to be called Google Apps for Business. Its […]

How to make virtual reality videos using G Suite

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G Suite offers the ability to upload and using virtual reality and augmented reality videos through associated Youtube accounts. Youtube has a full tutorial for the requirements and a special way to save the VR video file here: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6316263?hl=en-GB The videos will then show within your normal Youtube channel associated with your G Suite account. […]

Tutorial: Connect to Gmail over IMAP with Outlook

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The following instructions will allow you to connect to a Gmail (or Google Apps) email account with Outlook. Note this is an update as there is a new step that needs to take place, that of “allowing less secure apps” to access Gmail. This is basically because of the way Outlook communicates with Gmail, and […]

Importing Email From One Gmail / Google Apps Account to Another

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There are occassionally times when you need to grab all your email from a Google Apps for Work account and dump it into a Gmail account, or vice versa, in which case, there is a way, below! You can find this, and more information on how to do this, on the Google page about this, […]

How to get a complete list of all active email addresses in Google Apps

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Every wondered how to get a list of all email addresses (including aliases) which are in use at your Google Apps for Work domain(s)? The instructions below will allow you to grab a copy of every email address which is currently in use. How to get a complete list of all active email addresses in […]

Make Gmail Look like Outlook – Add a Preview Pane

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There’s a way to make Gmail look like Outlook, even when accessed over the web application. This used to be called “Window Pane” and located under “Labs” in settings, but that’s not there any more, as it is now called “Preview Pane”. For those of you who love the Outlook method to view email while […]

Gsuite / Gmail attachments cannot contain .js files any more

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Recent security updates to Google’s mail services mean that Gmail and Gsuite accounts are no longer allowed to attach files with the .js extension (this includes zip files which contain .js files). This is in addition to the following file extensions which were already banned: File types you can’t include as attachments .ADE, .ADP, .BAT, […]

How to Handle Emails for an Absent Employee

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Employees may be away for a whole host of reasons from holiday (vacations) to sickness or just planned leaves-of-absence. In order to effectively manage their inbox, for any period of time, Google’s G Suite offers a range of options: Delegate the inbox Set up a forward Set up a Google Group Inbox Delegation Inbox delegation is […]

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