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    Hidden tricks to make Gmail work better for you


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    By Lincoln Spector

    f you use Gmail's Web-based user interface, you know its power and versatility. But you might not know some of its less obvious nuances.

    Here are eight Gmail tips you might not have encountered before. They could make your e-mail chores easier.

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    In my view, without doubt the most important Gmail lab is Undo Send. This puts in a (user-adjustable) delay when sending emails, allowing you to cancel sending an email. This works wonders, for example, when someone accidentally hits "send" instead of "save", or clicks "send" seconds before realising there was a mistake in the email. Click "undo" and the email is back in draft form, unsent!

    Unfortunately, there is no equivalent "undo discard" for draft emails. If you accidentally click "discard" instead of "send", the email is lost. gone. irretrievable. (Not in the Bin.) Gmail still hasn't fixed this serious problem.

    The other noteworthy thing about Gmail labs is that they only work for a person's main user login. If someone has delegated access to another person's mailbox (e.g. a secretary having access to a manager's box, or a number of people having access to a shared box, there is no access to labs including Undo Send in the delegated mailbox.

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