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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Gmail Aims to Stop Sending Mail You Might Regret

A new peculiar Gmail labs feature – opt in via Settings -> Labs -> Mail Goggles -> Enable – lets you solve some math problems at certain times of the day and week before a mail gets send out. Gmail developer Jon Perlow writes:

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. (...)

When you enable Mail Goggles, it will check that you’re really sure you want to send that late night Friday email. And what better way to check than by making you solve a few simple math problems after you click send to verify you’re in the right state of mind?

Have you ever mailed/ blogged/ IM’ed drunk or depressed, and later regretted what you wrote?

[Thanks Hebbet!]


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