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Using Mail Links with LakerApps Gmail

Are you a LakerApps Gmail user and wished when you clicked an email link in a web page that it would just use Gmail rather than asking you to launch Microsoft Outlook or Thunderbird?  Well, now you can, at least with the Firefox browser.

To integrate Firefox with LakerApps, there is a simple configuration setting that needs to be done.  From the Firefox Tools menu select “Options” then click on the “Applications” tab and scroll down in the list of applications until you see “mailto.”  Under the Action menu, select “Use Gmail.”

Now when you click on an email link in a web page, it will allow you to send your message using Gmail. If you are not currently logged into LakerApps at the time you click on the email link, it will first ask you to login and then direct you to a compose window to compose and send your message.

All faculty and staff who receive a new machine will have this change automatically applied to their Firefox browser.

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Did You Know?

Did you know as an employee or student of SUNY Oswego, you are eligible for discounts on some Dell and Apple merchandise?

Both Dell and Apple give SUNY Oswego faculty, staff and students discounts on their personal purchases of some of their merchandise. With the holidays right around the corner, it might be worth a look to see if what you are looking for might be a little cheaper.  Get started at our CTS Personal Purchases page.

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Gartner Research Now Available to SUNY Oswego

Gartner is a company that offers services in the area of Information Technology research and consulting.  Gartner has about 1200 research analysts who are experts in different IT subject areas including consumer technologies, mobile and wireless, emerging trends, security, hardware and storage, infrastructure and architecture, business process improvement and more.  These experts produce reports on their findings and make them available to thier subscribers.  Gartner currently has over 60,000 clients in 80 different countries.

CTS recently purchased a subscription to Gartner which entitles all SUNY Oswego students, faculty, and staff access to all of Gartner’s published research.  To access Gartner, go to Penfield Library’s Restricted Services page and login with your Laker NetID.

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Tech Tip

Have you noticed some people using LakerApps Gmail have uploaded a picture of themselves?  Their picture shows up anytime you hover over their name in an email or their name in the chat list or in your Contacts.Ever thought about adding your own? Follow the instructions on Google’s “Selecting your Gmail picture” article to upload your own picture.
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Tech Tip

If you’re like us, you are subscribed to numerous mailing lists. Often, some of the discussion threads are irrelevant or uninteresting, but you don’t want to unsubscribe from the mailing list in order to avoid them.

Luckily, Gmail has a “mute” feature that will allow you to suppress these discussions from your inbox. Simply select a conversation and choose “Mute” from the “More Actions” menu.

More on this feature can be found on Google’s help page: