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February 10, 2010

Socialization of Gmail-Google Buzz

Filed under: Gmail, Google, Technology — Tags: , , , — The Insight @ 5:14 am

Gmail is no more something that you are just using for sending emails and chatting.Gmail is going to be ‘Social’.Succes of social media particularly Twitter make Google to introduce Google Buzz.
In layman language Google buzz is simply the incorporation of Twitter inside Gmail.Your Status messages would be the ‘tweets’ in Google Buzz.You can follow the people you email and chat most using Google Buzz.’Sharing ‘ is the cornerstone of Google Buzz.Sharing of Status messages,videos,links and photos.You would have control over your sharing buzz.If you want to share with few and dont want to share with other people you have choice.
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February 3, 2010

How to search web in Gmail

Google has implemented Google Search experiment in Gmail Labs which provides the searching capability inside Gmail. It simply means you need not to go to Google Search Engine if you are chatting with your friend and he/she needs some information.

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How to use Gmail in Hindi

Filed under: Gmail, India, Technology — Tags: , , — The Insight @ 7:03 am

Gmail can be used in Hindi also. Apart from Hindi the Gmail interface is available in many different languages.

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February 2, 2010

Gmail Extension for Chrome

Filed under: Gmail, Technology — Tags: , — The Insight @ 5:08 am

“The Google Mail extension” and “Send from Gmail extension” are two new chrome extensions .The Google Mail Extension provides an updated indicator of the unread messages in your inbox. You need not to login into your Gmail account to check your mails.

You are surfing and found an email address in the web page. In that case you need not to go to your email account to compose an email to that address. Just click on the email on the web page . But for that you have to install “Send from Gmail extension”. It automatically fills the subject of the message with the title of the web page you’re now on and the body with selected page text and the link address.

December 13, 2008

View PDF files in Gmail

Opening PDF files in your email is  always a tedious work because it slows down the system . Now Gmail has provided the facility to view (before downloading it) your PDFs . There is Download option also .

When you will click View PDF will be opened in your browser as it do in Google Docs.

December 4, 2008

Gmail:Check your mails without browser

Filed under: Gmail, Technology — Tags: , , , , — The Insight @ 5:53 am

The Gmail Notifier is an application that allows user to check their mails without opening the browser. Every time you get a new message this application alerts you. It does so by displaying an icon in your system tray.

It also displays subjects , sender and snippets of the newly arrived mail. It is in Beta .

For those who have Google Talk there is no need to have this Application since Google Talk provides this feature.

December 2, 2008

Gmail gadget:Gmail is on desktop

Filed under: Gmail — Tags: , , , , — The Insight @ 9:54 am

Google has launched a Gmail gadget which will allow users to access Gmail on desktop. It will have all major features of Gmail like reading, searching, and sending messages, contact-auto complete.

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The Gmail gadget currently works with the latest release of Google Desktop for Windows. 

November 26, 2008

Google explanation on security vulnerability in Gmail

Google said phishing emails are responsible for domain hijackings  and they claimed that there is no evidence of a Gmail vulnerability.

According to Google the cause was a phishing scheme  . Google had found out this with the help of affected users. Google  explained the modus operandi –

“Attackers sent customized e-mails encouraging web domain owners to visit fraudulent websites such as “google-hosts.com” that they set up purely to harvest usernames and passwords. These fake sites had no affiliation with Google, and the ones we’ve seen are now offline. Once attackers gained the user credentials, they were free to modify the affected accounts as they desired. In this case, the attacker set up mail filters specifically designed to forward messages from web domain providers.”

Reagrding Gmail CSRF bug Google has said that there was a Gamil CSRF bug in september 2007 that they fixed in 24 hours and after that there was no such bug as reported .

November 20, 2008

Gmail Implemented themes

Today when i opened my Gmail i was surprised to see so many colors. Then i checked there was a message on top saying that Gmail has implemented Themes. I checked their blog to confirm things . I came to know that Gmail has released 30 themes for its user and more is expected in coming days. so now you have a chance to spice up your inbox.
To implemenent Themes Go to Settings->Themes and choose your theme.

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