Customize your MarkMail Google gadget

Step 1: Where are you going to install the gadget?

iGoogle
Google Code
Somewhere else
This wizard helps you generate a URL for embedding the MarkMail Google gadget.

The MarkMail gadget can be used on different websites, including iGoogle and Google Code. Each site makes available different features, so please first tell us where you're going to use the gadget.

Show only the lists that you care about

If you want to constrain the gadget to only display information from a few lists, enter the list names here, separating multiple list names with spaces:

By default, the MarkMail gadget will display information from the thousands of public lists that markmail.org archives. To search only a more specific set of lists, enter list names here, space separated.

We will include any list whose name incorporates the terms you specify. For example:

googlegroupscom.googlegroups.google-maps-api
com.googlegroups.blogger-help-howdoi
com.googlegroups.rubyonrails-talk
... (more than 400 lists)
mapscom.googlegroups.google-maps-api
com.googlegroups.google-maps-api-japan
net.sourceforge.lists.opennms-maps
googlegroups.google-mapscom.googlegroups.google-maps-api
com.googlegroups.google-maps-api-japan
tomcatorg.apache.tomcat.users
org.apache.tomcat.dev
tomcat mapsorg.apache.tomcat.users
org.apache.tomcat.dev
com.googlegroups.google-maps-api
com.googlegroups.google-maps-api-japan
net.sourceforge.lists.opennms-maps

Need ideas? You can browse our full list of lists.

Refine your results with keywords

Specify keywords and other search terms to further refine the results that get displayed in your gadget:

You can type a word or phrase into the search box, and the MarkMail gadget will show you results relevant to that word or phrase. If you entered some lists on the previous step, we'll limit the view to those lists.

The gadget supports the full MarkMail search syntax, summarized below.

Search CapabilityExample Query
General terms:javaone
Phrases:"godwin's law"
Terms in the sender's name or email:from:"Roy Fielding", from:fielding, from:ibm.com
Terms in the subject:subject:"apachecon eu hackathon"
An attachment file extension:ext:ppt
Any part of the attachment name:attach:ajax
The classification of the message:type:development type:checkins
Messages by date:date:2007, date:200712, date:20071230
Or by date range:date:1995-2001, date:20070502-20070909
Or by one-sided range:date:20050509-, date:-2001
Negations:from:mazzocchi -"help me"

Search terms are case insensitive. They are also stemmed, meaning a search for "issue" will additionally match "issues" and vice-versa.

Constraints are ANDed together except in the case of multiple fielded constraints of the same type which will be OR'd together. So for example the query subject:performance subject:speed includes messages that include the words "performance" or "speed" in their subject lines.

Any of the above constraints may be negated with a minus sign indicating that matching messages should be excluded from the results. For example, the following query finds traffic mentioning sql excluding CVS or SVN commits: sql -type:checkins. Negations are not OR'd; more negations always exclude more messages.

If the search string contains the special opt:noquote argument the results will avoid searching text that appears in quoted messages. This can be used to find messages where a particular person said something.

Lastly, the opt:nostem argument in a search indicates you want the search without "stemming", meaning a search for run won't match runs or ran as would normally happen. This lets you be a bit more precise in what you're looking for.

Select a date range

If you're only interested in seeing the most recent message activity you can have your gadget only fetch data from the last 30, 60 or 90 days. Otherwise it will give you the entire message history.
Show messages

This setting has a big effect on the gadget's traffic graph display. It controls the other tabs too, but since they only show the most recent 20 or so results, this constraint doesn't often matter.

When in doubt, select the default "since our archives began".

Name your gadget

If you'd like to give your gadget a title enter it here:
Hopefully you'll be proud of your gadget. Give it a name it can be proud of, too!

If you don't give it a name, it will be titled "MarkMail".

All done!

Here's the url that you should use when adding your gadget:
Follow the instructions that your website provides for adding or embedding a gadget. You'll need to include this URL in the appropriate place.