Gmail fun with Google Labs features

I often use the Google web mail system to read my sterndata emai, as well as mail for my Gmail account.  If you use Gmail, turn on some of the labs features to punch up your mail experience.

There are two ways to get into the labs settings: Click on Settings, then the Labs tab or click directly on the laboratory beaker at the top of your Gmail screen.

The features I find most useful are

  • Sender Time Zone
    What was the sender’s local time?
  • Quote selected text
    Only quoted text will appear in a reply
  • Text Messaging (SMS) in Chat
    Send text messages directly from the Gmail screen.
  • Google Calendar gadget
    Adds a box in the left column which shows your Google Calendar. See upcoming events, locations, and details.
  • Got the wrong Bob?
    If you’re emailing more than two people at once, Gmail will check if you meant to include Bob Smith rather than Bob Jones based on the groups of people you email most often.
  • Don’t forget Bob
    Once you pick some email recipients, Stern Data Solutions Mail suggests more people you might want to include based on the groups of people you email most often.