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Do You Use 'Mail Goggles'?

Mar 30, 2009

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There are likely few among us who haven't had an "Oh, crap!" moment after sending an email, often because we've sent it to the wrong person, or hit reply-all instead of just reply. My all-time favorite, though, is the drunk-sends that come through late at night*. Well, Google's here to help. The company has announced "what one of its managers referred to as a "Gmail embarrassment reduction pack." It includes an undo-send, pretty useful, which joins my favorite existing Gmail feature I didn't know about: mail goggles. According to Slate's Michael Agger, mail goggles "require you to answer math questions before sending late-night mail on the weekends." Hilarious! Do you use the goggles? What other Gmail features should I embrace?

*This past year is the first I've had email at home since dorm living, so I've been spared this particular embarrassment. Texting, though, is a whole 'nother story.

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