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Gmail's Suggestion Form

Nate [PersonRank 5]

Sunday, August 22, 2004
19 years ago

In the Help Center, there's now a form where you can check the top 5 things you want to see added to Gmail. I think this is interesting because we are able to see what the Gmail Team is thinking about adding to Gmail beyond what they say they're working on. I think the most novel idea is the ability to delete attachments from a message. Hopefully all of them will be integrated into Gmail sooner or later.

Levin [PersonRank 1]

19 years ago #

The most important feature (for me) is not on the List: Mail Export.

I want to be able to switch back to my previous mail program without losing any messages.

see also:
Joel on software:

Phil [PersonRank 0]

19 years ago #

I couldn't let this go by, could I? :-)

In the meantime, if you're wanting archive functionality you could use the '' demo utility in the libgmail ( project to archive to mbox format.


Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

19 years ago #

Another feature not on the list was:
- Bigger attachments (more than the current 10 MB)

Also, I definitely want to be able to have contacts with more email than just one... to set up better filters, for example.

Nate [PersonRank 5]

19 years ago #

Well you're contacts list wish is about to come true, since they say they're working on a more robust version. I'm guessing they'll add nicknames, multiple email addresses, and mailing lists. It would also be nice to check multiple contacts and have them added to the to: field.
I think Gmail will have to add virus scanner before it goes public to compete with Yahoo and Hotmail.

nadav appel [PersonRank 0]

19 years ago #

in the category called "labels" to add an category called "unlable" that well show all UNlabled emails
this may be a gre8 help

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

umm you do have this feature in Google Toolbar for IE users..
they really should make this feature for FF users as well!

Kevin Grogan [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

Where are the folders for storing emails by topic?

iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Kevin, Gmail calls folders labels. Think of labels as a logical folder not a physical one. Once you archive your emails, they are all in one place, but what differenciates them with others are labels. For example one email can have many labels at once.

More on labels ->
For a better help on Gmail, I recommend you refer to the Gmail Help Center ->

/pd [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

what I think would be an interesting feature, would be a translate this msg with a pull down list of lang's. This means I can type in english and the reader on the other side can use the translate this into w/ever lang and reply in the same lang and I can retranslate the reply into english..

yeah that would be wacky..

/pd [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

oh I also want to have tags for my outgoing msg.. something like a sig line

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iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #


Very interesting indeed, we sure can wait until Google has finished implementing their super intelligent translator...

In the meanwhile I have played with you message and translated it with Google like this:

English -> French -> German -> English

Here is the result:

' what I intend to be an interesting device would be a translation of this downward msg with a list of the traction from long. This means that I can seize English, and the reader of the other side can use itself the translation this in long from more w/ever and answer in same long and me retraduire can the answer to English..

ouais it would be eccentric.. '

/pd [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

yes, iZeitgeist thats exactly what I mean.

If I were to recalbriate the 'translated' msg, it would range in accuracy on a range of 1-10, it would be rated as a somewhat poor 3!!

but what happens if there is a herustic backend method within google that can extend the accuracy of such conversations ?? Won't the communications become easier ?

==>"we sure can wait until Google has finished implementing their super intelligent translator"

The world is flat .. maybe you can wait, but I can;t :)-

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