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1 Awesome Gmail tip You Don’t Know about

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Just about when I thought I got everything out of Gmail, I discovered my top favorite feature. We have published over 30 tools in Gmail RoundUp 1 and almost 80 tools and tips in Gmail RoundUp 2 but never mentioned anything similar to this one. Tribute for this one goes to my ‘I am not into computers‘ type girlfriend.Let’s say that your email address is ‘GeorgeBush@gmail.com’, basically everything sent to any of the following email addresses will be forwarded to your primary email.

  • GeorgeBush@gmail.com
  • G.eorgeBush@gmail.com
  • Ge.orgeBush@gmail.com

  • GeorgeBus.h@gmail.com
  • GeorgeBush@googlemail.com
  • G.eorgeBush@googlemail.com
  • Ge.orgeBush@googlemail.com

  • GeorgeBus.h@googlemail.com

And that’s not all, you can place as many dots as you want, it can be even something like ‘G.e.o.r.g.e.B.u.s.h@gmail.com’ and you’ll still get it on ‘GeorgeBush@gmail.com’

Additionally, I just also found out that you can embed random text to your email ID using ‘+’ sign. That is to say ‘GeorgeBush+anythingyouwant@gmail.com’ can be used as your email address, as well.

Ok I got it. Now what ?

1. One email for every purpose

Instead of using different email addresses for various purposes (work, school, friends, etc.) you can use different variations of your Gmail and filter incoming mails by ’sent to’ address. For instance, all incoming mail sent to ‘Name.Surname@gmail.com’ can be put to folder ‘work’, messages sent to ‘NameSurname@gmail.com’ can be put to ‘friends’, ‘N.ameSurname@gmail.com’ can be used for newsletters, and so on.

2. Track/Block spammers

When signing up for some website, say thatwebsite.com, you can add thatwebsite to your Gmail user ID (eg. GeorgeBush+thatwebsite@gmail.com). This way you can block your subscription whenever you want and even identify those websites that distribute your email address to spammers.

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十一月 21, 2007 at 2:11 上午

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Gmail 2.0

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今天網絡暴民Jacky說Google的Gmail Team很Pro,讚揚他們為改善Gmail表現,改善其Javascript編碼的決心。Jacky所講的,大概是Google Blogoscoped的《On Optimizing Gmail’s JavaScript》。Philipp Lenssen引述Google Developer Aaron Boodman在Blog上所寫翻新Gmail的過程,頗有趣的。其中一段我最深刻:

the Gmail team has been to hell and back several times over the course of this project, trying to shave milliseconds off frequent operations.

昨天我的帳號也「升級」到了Gmail 2.0。不過似乎Better Gmail在這個版本的Gmail不太Work。

我對新版本Gmail想講的,只有一點點。一來昨天交給ezone的NetColumn已經講了不少,尤其是其IMAP功能。二來新版本Gmail 的功能,相信不用我介紹,大家也看了很多。如果你仍未看過,這些新功能的資料,又或者未試過,可以看看Google Operating System的文章《Gmail 2.0》或Google Blogoscoped的《Gmail 2.0 Screenshots》。

自看到Conversation Thread、Label等功能之後,我就認定Gmail的團隊是有Heart的,不是隨波逐流的。看看現在Yahoo! Mail與Windows Live Hotmail都未有POP的支援,但Gmail已經有IMAP便可知一二。

昨天我預備這個週末電台節目的內容時,發了個電郵訊息給我的拍檔。當中有文字,更有Hyperlink。當我的滑鼠移到Hyperlink時,它有一個很小的Tooltip出現,方便我更改或移除Hyperlink。很貼心,又輕巧的設計呢。

現在似乎每一封郵件都有一個獨立的URL。似乎我們可以使用Bookmark來記錄我們的郵件,方便日後閱讀了。

至於新版的速度,是否比舊版好呢?這個我不得而知,因為我已經使用了Better Gmail很久,所以很難比較。不過我覺得這次的Update,始終都不夠提供IMAP連線實用及震撼。

Written by chin7

十一月 16, 2007 at 3:11 下午

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