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Hacking GMailTM

Hacking GMailTM

Ben Hammersley

ISBN: 978-0-764-59611-7

Jan 2006

312 pages

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  • The first book to unlock the true power behind Gmail, Hacking Gmail will immediately appeal to Google and Gmail fans
  • This is serious, down-and-dirty, under-the-hood, code-level hacking that will have readers eliminating the default settings, customizing appearance, disabling advertising, and taking control over their Gmail accounts
  • Covers turning Gmail into an online hard drive for backing up files, using it as a blogging tool, and even creating customized Gmail tools and hacks
  • Shows readers how to check their Gmail without visiting the site; use Gmail APIs in Perl, Python, PHP, and other languages, or create their own; and maximize Gmail as a host for message boards, photo galleries, even a blog


Part I: Starting to Use Gmail.

Chapter 1: Desktop Integration.

Chapter 2: Integrating Your Existing Mail.

Chapter 3: Gmail Power Tips.

Part II: Getting Inside Gmail.

Chapter 4: Skinning Gmail.

Chapter 5: How Gmail Works.

Chapter 6: Gmail and Greasemonkey.

Chapter 7: Gmail Libraries.

Chapter 8: Checking for Mail.

Chapter 9: Reading Mail.

Chapter 10: Sending Mail.

Part III: Conquering Gmail.

Chapter 11: Dealing with Labels.

Chapter 12: Addressing Addresses.

Chapter 13: Building an API from the HTML-Only Version of Gmail.

Chapter 14: Exporting Your Mail.

Chapter 15: Using Gmail to.

Chapter 16: Using GmailFS.

Appendix: Long Code Listings.


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