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Archive for the ‘Google Apps’ Category

Check if a domain is services by GMail for Business (former Google Mail for your domain)

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/06/15

Google can service mail for a domain. Alphabet has renamed this service over time:

Anyway: at the time of writing it is at

If you send mail to such a domain and the user doesn’t exist, you get a confusing error message like this:

<<< 550 5.1.1 [^] j191si981824wmd.134 - gsmtp

So I wanted to test if a domain is being services by gmail and found this StackExchange question:

Basically you can test it in two ways:

dig mx 86399 IN MX 20 86399 IN MX 30 86399 IN MX 10 86399 IN MX 40 86399 IN MX 50





Posted in Google, Google Apps, Power User | Leave a Comment »

If only there was a plugin to convert a Google Suite Document into Markdown S…

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/06/29

via If only there was a plugin to convert a Google Suite Document into Markdown Syntax… – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+ [WayBack]

GitHub – mangini/gdocs2md: Convert a Google Drive Document to the Markdown format, suitable for publishing. [WayBack]

In the gapps language: Apps Script  |  Google Developers

Maybe one day – when I use Google Docs more often – I make a reStructuredText version


Posted in Development, gapps Google Apps Script, Google, Google Apps, Lightweight markup language, MarkDown, Power User, reStructuredText, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

How To Work with Google Reference List: all Google URLs you will ever need in one handy place – via Denis Labelle

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/11/30

All Google URLs you will ever need in one handy place: How To Work with Google Reference List I. by Dennis Labelle.


Posted in G+: GooglePlus, GMail, Google, Google Analytics, Google Apps, GoogleAuthenticator, GoogleBookmarks, GoogleCalendar, GoogleContacts, GoogleDocs, GoogleDrive, GoogleFlights, GoogleGroups, GoogleHangouts, GoogleMaps, GoogleReader, GoogleSearch, GoogleTranslate, GoogleVoice, Hangouts, Power User, SocialMedia | Leave a Comment »

Add a Security Key to your Google Account: FIDO U2F Security Key

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/12/08

I just added a FIDO U2F Security Key | Yubico as a FIDO second factor to my Google Account: Add a Security Key to your Google Account – Accounts Help.

The cool thing: if you don’t have your FIDO U2F key with you, you can fall back to Google two step verification mechanisms like Authenticator, SMS/Phone or pre-generated backup security codes.


Posted in Chrome, Google, Google Apps, GoogleAuthenticator, Power User, Security, U2F FIDO Security Keys | 4 Comments »

Google Play stores: Tides Near Me and Tide Chart FREE (+TidesnearMe1 ; do not install outside the USA.

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/01/29

What worked to get Google Voice on my USA cell phone with a European Google account, didn’t work for the top “Tidal” listings Tides Near Me and Tide Charts FREE (I didn’t bother checking any payed hanitaro app).

Apparently truckloads of developers think it is wise to limit their application to a certain geographic region, excluding all tourists as potential customers.

Fine: I installed “Florida Tide Times” and it works well, especially the built-in map makes it really easy to use.

I wanted this because we were staying at Sanibel Island (Florida) and wanted to do some low-tide shelling (some love shelling) as that’s the best time to find many and inspect both the living creatures, and collect dead shells.

Lesson: make your app available as widely as possible or you will miss customers.

Back to Google Voice

If you have a USA phone number, you can apply for a free Google Voice number that can make free USA phone calls (and a lot more) from either the Google Voice app, or in your internet browser with intuitive shortcut key support, the Chrome plugin or even from GMail using the URL. Read the rest of this entry »

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