Have you ever sent a business related email you immediately regretted? Forgot to attach an attachment? Mistyped a word and as it was being sent noticed it? Well Google and Gmail have your back!
If you haven’t heard about Gmail, you should. Google’s website states, “Gmail is a new kind of webmail, built on the idea that email can be more intuitive, efficient, and useful. And maybe even fun. After all, Gmail has:
Keep unwanted messages out of your inbox with Google’s innovative technology.
Read Gmail on your mobile phone by pointing your phone’s web browser to http://gmail.com/app.
Lots of space
Over 7309.223600 megabytes (and counting) of free storage so you’ll never need to delete another message.”
Can you maintain your email address with domain name? Absolutely! We have been using Gmail at Central Mass Web Design for months now. I must admit having my work email, web based, is a plus. I can integrate it into my Palm, as well as check it from anywhere. (Gmail also has Blackberry applications.) Not to mention, it’s all free.
So what has Gmail done to make this all even better? They have added an undo feature to their send mail option. No more will we send emails to the wrong people. No more will we forget to send attachments and immediately have to send a second email, making us look unorganized and incompetent. No more will we go on a rant, and immediately regret sending it to our boss. Gmail allows us to get it back!
Downfalls to this new application… well, if the email is completely sent, there is no getting it back. Gmail will hold the email for 5 seconds before sending it. This is the time you have to hit undo, 5 seconds. Once the email says “sent”, you cannot recover it. Is this the first step to having completely error proof emails? Is the future of email a completely integrated email system that communicates with all carriers to allow an unsend feature for all emails no matter how long ago they were sent? One could hope!
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