Mail Goggles Stops You From Sending Mails You Will Regret Later
By on October 7th, 2008

I love not just because it’s one of the best email services available, but also for the fact that there are several new lab features which make it ever so useful and interesting. One such new Gmail Labs feature is called Mail Goggles, which will stop you from sending those late night emails and hate mails, you so regret sending when you get back to being sober.

Sometimes I send messages I shouldn’t send. Like the time I told that girl I had a crush on her over text message. Or the time I sent that late night email to my ex-girlfriend that we should get back together. Gmail can’t always prevent you from sending messages you might later regret, but today we’re launching a new Labs feature I wrote called Mail Goggles which may help.

Once enable Mail Goggles will try to make sure if you really want to send the emails, by asking you to solve mathematical problems, to check to see if you are sober :-)

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To enable Mail Goggle you will have to visit the Labs section in the Settings page. Once you have enabled it you can set the day and time when Mail Goggle should kick in and ask you those questions.

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Definitely looks like a very useful service, do try it out and stop yourself from sending those emails you regret the next day you wake up.

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  • http://kit4u.net kerja sambilan

    impressive…Google Lab become more & more creative now..:)

    thanks for sharing this info.

  • http://solinkable.com SoLinkable

    Hah. I saw this earlier and didn’t know whether to believe it or not. I also read that by default, its set to work only on late weekend nights. Brilliant!

  • http://www.quickpwn.com QuickPWN

    It’s a good thing they gave us the option of enabling it instead of enabling it on default! A lot of people would be annoyed of this feature if it was already enabled. I think Google must be playing an EARLY April Fools joke on us. ;)

  • http://thenexus.tk Donace

    lol looks and sounds like a good idea…the only downfall i can see is that if your really determined to send it you will fill it all in send it and then regret it even more later!

  • http://www.techpavan.com Pavan Kumar

    @ Keith,

    Do you remember funny captcha with integral calculus to be solved? :D

    @ Gmailers

    Shortcut command through windows run for calculator is calc

  • http://www.thechetan.com/ The Chetan

    One of my friends [Ashish's] all contacts were disappeared from the GMAIL account !!
    This was one of the worst day for him.
    Seems google is testing something on GMAIL.

  • s5830

    How so?

  • Joannie Simpers

    Great information :)

 
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