Posts Tagged ‘Gmail’

Importing Facebook Contacts to LinkedIn and Gmail

April 3, 2011


It used to be that the only way to import your Facebook friends contact info into Gmail was to do it manually.  Now you merely have to jump through hoops. Luckily Yahoo! has a Facebook import function, unlike Gmail.  Facebook however, recently removed application tabs like LinkedIn from User Profile, but they do permit it on Page Profiles.  So unfortunately importing to Gmail and LinkedIn requires that you first import to Yahoo!

From Yahoo select Contacts > Tools > Import > Facebook

Now your Facebook contacts are in Yahoo you can easily import them to LinkedIn:  From LinkedIn select Contacts > Add Connections and enter your email address and password.

Now to get them into Gmail:  From Gmail (slightly more tricky) select My Contacts > More Actions > Import.  A window will open asking you for a CSV file extension.  To get this you must go to Yahoo! and select Contacts > Tools > Export.  A window will open and several options are listed, select: Yahoo! CSV and click Export Now.  A CSV file will download to your PC Downloads folder.

Return to Gmail and select the Yahoo CSV file from your Downloads folder. Then tick the box asking if you want to add the imported contacts and select either Facebook or My Contacts or New Group.  If you select My Contacts your Facebook contacts from Yahoo will merge with your existing Gmail contacts, if you select the FaceBook option your FB contacts will save in a separate file called FaceBook, or you can give it a different name by selecting the New Group option.

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Embedding an Image in Gmail/Yahoo

January 22, 2011

Ever wondered how to embed an image into the body of an email?

Usually when we send an image we do it as an attachment but when you attach a file then it can be downloaded.  What if you don’t want it to be downloadable? This is when image hosting sites like come in handy.

ImageShack allows you to upload an image or video from your PC and convert it to a direct link, widget and HTML code.  All you do to embed your image into a message in Yahoo or Gmail is select and copy the Direct Link provided by the site after you upload it from your PC, then open up your web browser and enter the Direct Link URL into the address bar and hit enter.  A window will open up displaying your image then you just need to copy it by either selecting it with your cursor or right click on your mouse and select copy from the drop down menu.  Once it is copied then you just need to paste it into the body of your email.

When you send the email to someone they will be able to forward it once to a recipient after which the link becomes broken.  This has obvious advantages and disadvantages depending on what you’re trying to do with it.  If you want the image to be forwardable ad infinitum then you can paste the direct link into the email and give instructions for embedding.

This site is also useful for your WordPress blog.  On WordPress, the image widget requires a URL code so if you are using an image from your PC again you will need a direct link with URL.

By signing up for a free account you will be able to create albums and slideshows, post to your blog, edit your images, mark them as public or private, delete them etc.

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