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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Gmail Feature Tries to Warn You If You Mix Up Recipients

Gmail has a new opt-in feature in their settings going by the name of “Got the wrong Bob?”. What it does is that when you send an email to a couple of people at once, Google performs some smart guessing based on your sending history about whether you might have accidentally picked a wrong recipient from your contacts – like Bob-your-boss instead of Bob-your-friend. Google says this only works if you’re emailing “more than two people at once”.

Related saving-you-from-yourself features are “Mail Goggles” (might come in handy when you’re sending emails to your boss when drunk), the “Forgotten Attachment Detector” (which somehow didn’t work well for me), and “Undo Send”.

[Thanks Mbegin!]


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