Here’s another productivity- and efficiency-based reason to use Gmail – background sending. This new Gmail Lab lets you quickly return to reading and processing email without having to wait for the current one to be sent. To turn the feature on, just go to the Labs tab under Settings and enable Background Send. This one… Continue reading GMail Gets Background Sending, Saves You Time
Cloud-based provider of business services, RunMyProcess, has an interesting new product/service that allows multiple users in a hosted Gmail environment to see a common inbox. Called the Shared Inbox, this plugin is perfect for a support/trouble ticket inbox that has to be monitored by multiple employees.
Here’s another fantastic Gmail feature previously available only in the enterprise version of Google Apps that is now available to all Gmail users: account delegation.
Right now, Facebook’s messaging system is rather basic and no one in their right mind would use that predominantly over a real e-mail account, nor could they unless all of their contacts existed and used FB. However, rumor is that they are indeed about to announce a totally revamped system that would include an actual… Continue reading Rumor: Facebook gearing up webmail app to compete with Gmail
Google’s Gmail team has put together a security checklist that you can use to double-check that you’ve taken most of the steps to protect yourself and your Gmail account against hackers (or bad guys as they put it!).
Google has a new Gmail feature to help those of us suffering from e-mail overload – Priority Inbox. The idea is relatively simple. The Priority Inbox component watches your e-mail, what you read and reply to, what you delete and other signals and tries to ‘learn’ what you consider important. It then separates your Inbox… Continue reading Will Gmail’s Priority Inbox Work?
Guess where you can now make a phone call from? Gmail. Yes, Gmail. If you’ve been using video chat already, then you are already set up for making calls. If not, you’ll have to take a minute or two to install a plugin. Until the end of the year, calls to the US and Canada… Continue reading Make Phone Calls from Gmail
And now the reverse is true. The reverse of dragging a file to attach to a Gmail message is… dragging an attachment out of a Gmail email to save to your desktop.
Just a few days, I went searching for a new way to automatically include HTML/rich text signatures into my e-mails in Gmail. Well now I don’t need to worry about that any more as Gmail has added rich text signatures directly to its interface. Just head to your Settings page, and scroll down to the… Continue reading Gmail Adds Rich Text Signatures
Gmail has long had an automatic link to a map to the right of the e-mail if it detected an address in the body. But now, there’s a new Gmail Lab called “Google Maps previews in mail” that will let you preview the map right in the body of the e-mail. It takes a few seconds… Continue reading New Gmail Lab lets you see Maps of addresses embedded in e-mails