Category Archives: google

How to Get the Free Edition of Google Apps (One Mailbox)

You can use a workaround (for now) (Score:5, Informative)
by Morris Thorpe (762715) Alter Relationship on Friday December 07, @03:13PM (#42215075)

I was able to register for a single-user free account this morning by doing this. []

How to Get the Free Edition of Google Apps (One Mailbox)

Alternatively, here’s a quick and simple workaround that will still let you sign-up for the free edition of Google Apps even though Google has officially retired the free edition – all you need is a free Gmail or Google account.

Go to, sign-in with your Google Account, a standard account NOT a domain GMail account and create a new Application. You may fill in any dummy date and click the “Create Application” button.
Open the “Dashboard” and on the next screen, click the link that says “Application Settings.”
Scroll down a little (refer to the video tutorial) and choose “Add Domain” to associate a domain with your App Engine application.
That’s it. Now you should see a special link* to sign-up for the free edition of Google Apps. You may either use your existing domain or buy one through Google Apps.

[*] You have to access this link through App Engine as Google Apps checks the HTTP Referrer information before serving up the sign-up page for the free edition of Google Apps.

Creating your own without the “+”

Re:The answer is still keepass (Score:4, Interesting)
by omglolbah (731566) Alter Relationship on Saturday December 31, @01:56AM (#38544890)

1. Buy domain.
2. Set up *@domain to forward to your real email account, optionally apply a label (I do this with gmail labels)
3. Register with sitename@domain as email address.
4. Check real email and verify account.

Unique email for each site. No need to guess.

A bonus is that if you start getting spam you can see where it originated by what email it starts coming in on.

I noticed a year or so ago that curse got hacked as I started getting wow phising emails to the email I registered for curse with 😉
Just redirect to /dev/nul when it happens :p

email PDF->gmail address->QUE->”label” to “Print”

Gmail Attachment Downloader Script

sudo apt-get install git
git clone
cd gmail_attachment_downloader/
sudo apt-get install ruby
sudo apt-get install rubygems1.8
sudo gem install tmail
sudo apt-get install vim
vi gmail_attachment_downloader.rb

And below based on hacks.
here and here


# Don’t path the rename directly – as the path may contain uppercase letters!
cd /home/wizard/printque
rename ‘y/A-Z/a-z/’ *

# shopt -s nullglob
# Took the above out on my Ubuntu – I got an error saying it was missing YMMV

for f in $FILES
echo “Processing $f file…”
lpr “$f”
rm “$f”

# Delete stray attachments which weren’t PDF files, but got downloaded anyway
rm /home/wizard/printque/*

#Make shutdown executable by any user for cron to be able to handle
sudo chmod u+s /sbin/shutdown

wizard@printer:~/gmail_attachment_downloader$ crontab -e

*/3 * * * * ruby ./gmail_attachment_downloader/gmail_attachment_downloader.rb 2>&1 > /dev/null # JOB_ID_1
01 19 * * * /sbin/shutdown -h now 2&1 > /dev/null # JOB_ID_2

What can Google do for you tommorrow?

Speculating About Gmail

Posted by michael on Monday April 05, @04:05AM
from the talk-is-cheap dept.

rjelks writes “The Register is running an article about Google’s new email service that was mentioned earlier, here. The story details the new privacy concerns about Gmail’s privacy policy and Google’s tracking habits. The policy states that Google will not guarantee the deletion of emails that are archived even if you cancel your account. ‘The contents of your Gmail account also are stored and maintained on Google servers in order to provide the service. Indeed, residual copies of email may remain on our systems, even after you have deleted them from your mailbox or after the termination of your account.'” Reader cpfeifer writes “Rich Skrenta (founder of ODP, and Topix) speculates in his blog that the real product Google is creating isn’t web search or email, but a massively scalable, distributed computing platform. ‘It’s a distributed computing platform that can manage web-scale datasets on 100,000 node server clusters. It includes a petabyte, distributed, fault tolerant filesystem, distributed RPC code, probably network shared memory and process migration. And a datacenter management system which lets a handful of ops engineers effectively run 100,000 servers.’ If he’s right, the question isn’t what product will Google announce next, but what product will they not be able to announce?”