Gmail gets another tool for dummies: Name check
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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