I don’t receive push notifications for Twitter Direct Messages from private accounts

It’s pretty much what’s in the title. I believe it has nothing to do with my device (an iPhone), nor any other defect. I believe it’s how Twitter sets it up for some weird reason. Is there a way to go around this?

How do I get the ‘Find My’ map back in the Messages app ‘details’ popup on macOS?

I used to have a ‘Find my’ map on the details popup in Messages, useful for quick access to that info.

It disappeared around the time I upgraded to Catalina, so I assumed the feature was pulled. However, when I got a new MBP 2 weeks ago, the feature reappeared, so there as probably something wrong with my old installation. It has now disappeared again, so why is that and how do I get it back?

privacy – Does Google’s Gmail web-app ever delete spam or trash messages?

Google claims that they delete unwanted messages after 30 days in Gmail, but no one I know has ever seen it delete a single spam or trash message.

Does it ever delete these messages?

If not, is there a way to do control the settings for these behaviors? I know that some people want Gmail to actually delete what it says it will delete, and others want it to never delete these messages (despite Google claiming it will).

notifications – How do I see number of or icon for unread messages?

My device: I use Android 9 on samsung galaxy s9.

Background: I believe there was a feature before (or maybe currently still, but I turned it off) about showing number of unread messages on apps like whatsapp, viber or the SMS app (and i guess gmail or facebook) or at the very least there’s some kind of dot or something on a corner of the icon of such an app that indicates there exists at least 1 unread message (so the dot is an alternative to a specific number of unread messages).

My situation: I do not have such number or dot on icons on apps on my device. If I get a message on whatsapp or viber or regular SMS but say I have to install some updates and so my phone has to turn off or restart, then the notification of this message is gone.

Question: How do I see number or existence of unread messages on icons of apps such as viber and whatsapp and the SMS app?

I have tried looking this up, but

  1. I wasn’t able to find any articles specifically on Android 9 and Samsung Galaxy S9.

  2. The solutions proposed in articles I’ve found on Android 9 but a different phone or on different versions of Android have not worked for me.

  3. I’ve tried looking up some apps on the play store, but I haven’t downloaded any because of the reviews.

Will Google Group members get calendar notifications even if they’re not subscribed to the group’s e-mail messages?

If the following conditions are met:

  1. A Google Group member has a “No email” setting (see screenshot below).
  2. Someone adds the group’s e-mail address into a Google Calendar event.

Will that member get an e-mail message with the invite?

Likewise later on if changes are made to the invite.

Google Group subscription

gmail – How to access Google ‘Business Messages’

A few days ago I was browsing some local businesses, and noticed one of them had a ‘message’ button.

It brought up a message screen with the title of something like ‘Business messages’.

I think I sent them a message, but I cannot find out how to access these messages to find out. It didn’t look like a Gmail interface from what I could tell.

Even when I Google for ‘Business messages’ I can’t seem to find anything.

Has anyone else seen these? does anyone know I can access an inbox or sent items?

Delete THOUSANDS of unread messages in Yahoo without scrooling down

It seems the only way is doing it through coding.I confess this is not a perfect solution and am still looking for better answers. I selected C# and have to use IMAP. IMAP is a protocol for working with emails through coding. The other one is POP3 but it does not have an attribute to see if a message has been seen (read) or not (unread).


1-I had to install Visual Studio and create a C# application.

2- Download MailKit by going to Tools->NuGet packet manager->Manage NuGet packages for Solution->Select MailKit and install as shown below.
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3- Create an app password in Yahoo for this tool (I called it IMAP just for the sake of naming) as it asks for a name.
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4- Then writing the below code in c#

using System;
using MailKit;
using MailKit.Search;
using MailKit.Net.Imap;
using MailKit.Security;
namespace ConsoleApp1
    class Program
       static void Main(string() args)
            using (var client = new ImapClient())
                client.Connect("imap.mail.yahoo.com", 993, SecureSocketOptions.SslOnConnect);

                client.Authenticate("Your yahoo email address", "APP password you generated earlier in Step 3");

            // open the Inbox folder...

            // search the Unread messages)
                var uids = client.Inbox.Search(SearchQuery.NotSeen);
            //shows the total number of unread messages
                Console.WriteLine("You have {0} unread message(s).", uids.Count);
            //starts the deleting process from the most recent ones so you can check your Yahoo mail box to see how it works
                for (int i= uids.Count-1; i>0;i--)
                var uids1 = uids(i);
                client.Inbox.AddFlags(new UniqueId() { uids(i) }, MessageFlags.Deleted,true);
                Console.WriteLine("You have {0} unread message(s).", i);


and the output:

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email – Gmail – Display warning when replying on forwarded messages

I have two mails:

  • main@example.org
  • secondary@example.org

I’ve set it up so secondary mails are being forwarded to main@example.org, so I only need to check one mail. But I often (by accident) reply from my main@example.org, since I just press ‘reply’ and type away. My plan is to collect all my mails in my main@example.org, – and then log onto secondary@example.org and reply from there (keeping those two seperate).

How do I get a warning, when I reply to an email that have been forwarded from another mail? In the style as this:

gmail warning - does not belong to your organization

I have Google Suite and I use Gmail.

8 – How can I change the date format of recent log messages?

Ok, using @leymannx’s shock that I could access views and yet the watchdog view wasn’t there, I did a grep of watchdog and found the following entry in /core/modules/dblog/dblog.post_update.php:

/** Replace 'Recent log messages' with a view.*/
function dblog_post_update_convert_recent_messages_to_view() {
  // Only create if the views module is enabled and the watchdog view doesn't
  // exist.

This lead me to assume that when the module was enabled/added, my views module WASN’T enabled and so no view created for watchdog. I uninstalled dblog, checked again that Views was enabled, and re-enabled dblog. The watchdog view was created!


Can snapchat messages be recovered?

In relation to snapchat.

If there’s chats that have been deleted that is needed.

Is there a way to recover these with any recovery tools?

Or are they gone forever?

(On an iPhone)

Many thanks,