Showing posts with label Gmail. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gmail. Show all posts

Sunday, August 22, 2010

How To undo sending a Gmail message

This is a guide if you would like to enable "undo" sending a message in Gmail. There are many times and many reasons who we would like to be able to recall an email after sending it. Maybe the wrong email address has been typed and instead of sending it to Jim your friend you have sent it to Jim your boss. The wrong attachment has been attached to the message. There are numerous reasons why this feature is very vital and many people are now going to be using it. 

How to enable "Undo" in Gmail 

1. Login to Gmail
2. Click on Settings
3. Click on Labs
4. Scroll all the way to the bottom till you find Undo Send

5. Click the enable button and click on "Save" at the bottom of the page

6. Your Done. 

The next time you send an email.Right on top where you get the "Your Message has been sent" link you find a new link that says "Undo". clicking on this link will recall you message and you message will not be sent. The window of time you have is abut 30 seconds. This is still in Gmail Labs so there may be some discrepancies, before it is rolled out as a full fledged function. 

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Friday, August 6, 2010

How to use two Gmail accounts at once

Google account snow let's you sign in to multiple accounts. This is good news for people who have multiple Gmail accounts. You can now sign-in to two Gmail accounts at the same time in the same browser. You do not need to sign out of one to use the other. Both accounts can be accessed at once.

How to Access two Gmail accounts at once in the same browser

1. Visit
2. Click edit beside multiple sign-in found right at the top

3. Click "On" and then click each of the check boxes below to confirm you understand what your doing and than click save.

4. Once you do this you can go back to your Inbox and at the top right hand corner you will find After you sign into your first account, you can sign in with up to two additional accounts from the new accounts menu in the upper right hand corner of Gmail, then easily toggle back and forth between them. You can even open multiple Gmail tabs — one for each of your accounts.

5. You can turn this feature off at any time. By going through the same procedure and click "Off - use one Google Account at a time".

Note from Google

Please keep in mind that this is a feature for advanced users, and there are a couple things to watch out for:

1) Not all Google services 
support multiple account sign-in yet. For the services that don't support it (like Blogger and Picasa Web Albums), you'll be defaulted to the first account you signed in with during that browser session. So if you click a link from Gmail to Blogger, for example, you'll be logged into Blogger with the first account you signed in with, even if you clicked the link to Blogger from your second Gmail account.

2) We’re still working on making Gmail and Calendar work offline with multiple sign-in. If you rely on offline access, you probably don't want to enable this feature quite yet.

3) Multiple account sign-in only works on desktop browsers for now, so if you use Gmail on your phone's browser you won't see this option yet.

Since Google Apps customers can already sign in to their accounts at the same time as their personal Google Accounts, we won’t be adding this new feature to Google Apps until the 
new infrastructure is in place.

If you use more than one Google Account, we hope this makes you more efficient. If you have any questions, check out our 
help center.

[Via Official Gmail Blog]

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

How to use Gmail keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are a good way to speed up your work, especially if you are a heavy email users. If you use Gmail frequently you might want to turn on the Gmail shortcuts feature on and get a list of shortcuts that you can use. If you would like to use Gmail keyboard shortcuts you would first need to turn on this feature in the Gmail Settings.

How to turn on Gmail shortcuts 

1. Login to Gmail
2. Click on Settings
3. Beside Keyboard Shortcuts check the circle that says "Keyboard shortcuts on"
4. Click on Save
5. Your Done

We have added a list of Keyboard shortcuts provided by Google below to help you with our Gmail experience.

Shortcut KeyDefinitionAction
cComposeAllows you to compose a new message.  + c allows you to compose a message in a new window.
/SearchPuts your cursor in the search box.
kMove to newer conversationOpens or moves your cursor to a more recent conversation. You can hit  to expand a conversation.
jMove to older conversationOpens or moves your cursor to the next oldest conversation. You can hit  to expand a conversation.
nNext messageMoves your cursor to the next message. You can hit to expand or collapse a message. (Only applicable in 'Conversation View.')
pPrevious messageMoves your cursor to the previous message. You can hit to expand or collapse a message. (Only applicable in 'Conversation View.')
o or
OpenOpens your conversation. Also expands or collapses a message if you are in 'Conversation View.'
uReturn to conversation listRefreshes your page and returns you to the inbox, or list of conversations.
eArchiveArchive your conversation from any view.
mMuteArchives the conversation, and all future messages skip the Inbox unless sent or cc'd directly to you. Learn more.
xSelect conversationAutomatically checks and selects a conversation so that you can archive, apply a label, or choose an action from the drop-down menu to apply to that conversation.
sStar a message or conversationAdds or removes a star to a message or conversation. Stars allow you to give a message or conversation a special status.
!Report spamMarks a message as spam and removes it from your conversation list.
rReplyReplies to the message sender. + r allows you to reply to a message in a new window. (Only applicable in 'Conversation View.')
aReply allReplies to all message recipients.  +a allows you to reply to all message recipients in a new window. (Only applicable in 'Conversation View.')
fForwardForwards a message.  + f allows you to forward a message in a new window. (Only applicable in 'Conversation View.')
Escape from input fieldRemoves the cursor from your current input field.
+ sSave draftSaves the current text as a draftwhen composing a message. Hold the  key while pressing s and make sure your cursor is in one of the text fields -- either the composition pane, or any of the To, CC, BCC, or Subject fields -- when using this shortcut.
#DeleteMoves the conversation to Trash.
lLabelOpens the Labels menu to label a conversation.
vMove toMoves the conversation from the inbox to a different label, Spam or Trash.
+ iMark as readMarks your message as 'read' and skip to the next message.
+ uMark as unreadMarks your message as 'unread' so you can go back to it later.
[Archive and previousArchives your conversation and moves to the previous one.
]Archive and nextArchives your conversation and moves to the next one.
zUndoUndoes your previous action, if possible (works for actions with an 'undo' link).
+ nUpdate current conversationUpdates your current conversation when there are new messages.
qMove cursor to chat searchMoves your cursor directly to the chat search box.
yRemove from Current View*Automatically removes the message or conversation from your current view.

  • From 'Inbox,' 'y' meansArchive

  • From 'Starred,' 'y' meansUnstar

  • From 'Trash,' 'y' meansMove to inbox

  • From any label, 'y' meansRemove the label

* 'y' has no effect if you're in 'Spam,' 'Sent,' or 'All Mail.'
.Show more actionsDisplays the 'More Actions' drop-down menu.
+ Opens options in Chat

  • + moves from edit field in your chat window to select the 'Video and more' menu

  • Next, press to select the emoticon menu

  • Press to open the selected menu

?Show keyboard shortcuts helpDisplays the keyboard shortcuts help menu within any page you're on.

Combo-keys - Use the following combinations of keys to navigate through Gmail.

Shortcut KeyDefinitionAction
then Send messageAfter composing your message, use this combination to send it automatically. (Supported in Internet Explorer and Firefox, on Windows.)
y then oArchive and nextArchives your conversation and moves to the next one.
g then aGo to 'All Mail'Takes you to 'All Mail,' the storage site for all mail you've ever sent or received (and have not deleted).
g then sGo to 'Starred'Takes you to all conversations you have starred.
g then cGo to 'Contacts'Takes you to your Contacts list.
g then dGo to 'Drafts'Takes you to all drafts you have saved.
g then lGo to 'Label'Takes you to the search box with the "label:" operator filled in for you.
g then iGo to 'Inbox'Returns you to the inbox.
g then tGo to 'Sent Mail'Takes you to all mail you've sent.
* then aSelect allSelects all mail.
* then nSelect noneDeselects all mail.
* then rSelect readSelects all mail you've read.
* then uSelect unreadSelects all unread mail.
* then sSelect starredSelects all starred mail.
* then tSelect unstarredSelects all unstarred mail.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Google to bring social networking to Gmail, will challenge Facebook and Twitter

Google will hold a press conference in their Mountain View Calif, headquarters today to show of the new features they have incorporated into Gmail. That's right folks Google would like to add social sharing utilities to Gmail. As on Facebook who encourages members to share pics. videos and social updates via their site. Gmail will now allow you to do the same.

Once a user adds their profile information on Gmail, they can there share their pictures and videos right from Gmail and they will also be allowed to add status updates. The Idea is that you can share information with your contacts right from your mail account. Since all you friends are already on your contact list.

You can share your videos fro YouTube and pics from Picasa.

Just a week after Facebook announced their new design Google has announced the adding of social utilities to Gmail. Gmail will now bring the competition to Facebook and Twitter.

So are you ready to join the email social networking revolution?
Let us know in the comments below.

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