Gmail gets another tool for dummies: Name check

by admin October 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Gmail’s labs section is full of tools that help advanced users fine tune the free Web mail service’s interface. What may be more impressive though, are its tweaks for the not-so-advanced users; the kind that need a little hand holding to keep them from firing off e-mails while intoxicated, or that they didn’t mean to send in the first place.

To add to these two features, Google on Tuesday introduced “got the wrong Bob?”, a very simple tweak that will give you a subtle nudging if it thinks you’re sending an e-mail to someone outside of the group you usually correspond with based on their first name. The alert shows up just above the subject line and asks “Did you mean: ____ instead of ____?” Clicking that link replaces the wrong e-mail address immediately.

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