Sunday, November 26, 2006

Google Everything

After fighting various email client/address book/calender programs for the past few years and being rather frustrated with them I’ve been looking for a good app for quite a while. I recently started mucking with google docs and have found it to be incredibly usable for being a web based app. This success pushed me over the edge and I decided to do Google everything. I’ve moved all my personal email to a gmail account, which was quite easy, I just added a forwarding rule to my local mail server and added that account as a send alias. Getting work’s email to go to Google was a little tricker. At work they are running Groupwise, which doesn’t provide an easy method to redirect email to a different account. I ended up using fetchmail to pull the mail off the Groupwise server and forward it to the local account that gets forwarded to gmail. I’ll post an update in a few weeks with how well Google everything is going.

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