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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Gmail Hashcash Notifications To Your Phone

Gmail Inbox Setup for Hashcash Notifications To Your Phone

If you install my Hashcash for Gmail google script to scan & validate your incoming email according to the presence or absence of hashcash stamps, and you just want notifications for verified emails coming in, you can tweak how the inbox notifies you on your mobile phone. Here's one possible setup:

It's quickest to set this up from the desktop:

  1. From the gmail web interface Gear->Settings
  2. Inbox tab
  3. Inbox type 'Priority'
  4. For Inbox sections 1-4, Options->Remove Section
  5. Redefine Inbox section 1. Options->More Options...->Show All From Label [#$]
  6. Save Changes

Then on your Android phone, configure Gmail:
  1. Menu->More->Settings
  2. Account Settings->[your email address]
  3. -Check Priority Inbox (make default for this account)
  4. -Labels to Notify
  5.   ->Inbox: off
  6.   ->Priority Inbox: off (was: [subtle, always, notify for every msg])
  7.   -> [#$]: [subtle, always, notify for every msg]
NOTE: This is a pretty strict set-up in the respect that you won't get notifications for anything that doesn't have a valid Hashcash stamp. Not too useful until most people in your local network also are using Hashcash. That's the problem with network effects.. the usefulness of a thing only becomes apparent once many people are using it together.

If you look into Gmail's Priority inbox rules it's a pretty powerful way to tailor how/when you get notifications.

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