New From Gmail: A Panic Button
We’ve all made at least one of the following email faux pas in the past:
- Forgetting to attach a file to an email, especially when emailing a group of people
- Sending an email to the wrong person, just because he has a similar name
- Sending a fiery reply to an email that made you angry
Well… the folks at Google Labs have finally came up with an undo button which allows you a couple of seconds of email remorse – usually that’s all you need. When enabled, the undo option appears and if clicked within 5 seconds it will stop the email from going out and possibly shaming the sender. Now, while this is nothing new to people who use Microsoft Outlook with delayed sending, as far as I know this was not available with any of the webmail services. If you already use Gmail, check out the Labs tab under your Gmail settings.
If you don’t use Gmail but were looking for reasons why you should switch, now you have plenty:
- the mentioned ‘Undo’ button
- the two-in-one ‘Send & Archive’ button
- the ‘conversation’ method
- the ‘Gmail offline’ option
- plus, all the POP3 access you may need
….all this puts Gmail ahead of any other email service or program.