Let’s look at some very clever Gmail tips and tricks. These are all new to me, and I’ve been using Gmail forever, so I hope they’re of use to you as well.
You’ve got to hand it to Google, because compared to other email services, Gmail is a wonder. I have many email addresses, and I forward everything to Gmail, because it weeds out the spam so well.
While forwarding usually works brilliantly, there’s the occasional email which goes astray. These tricks fix that problem.
Gmail tips and tricks: sort your email by multiple Gmail addresses
Did you know you can create as many email addresses as you need?
… you can add a plus sign and any word before the @ sign (e.g. email@example.com) and messages will still reach you. If these tweaks make no difference, then why use them? One major reason: filters.
Gmail’s labels and its filtering work, but they need a little help. Signing up for regular mailings with a special Gmail address means that you can filter your email more efficiently.
I especially like David Nield’s idea of creating a Gmail address for your To Do list, by adding “+todo” to the email address before the “@”. I always find myself emailing tasks to myself while I’m out and about, so that’s very useful — I can now filter out my To Dos from the rest of my email.
Gmail tips and tricks: get fancy with images
From Daniel Futerman:
» Drag & Drop images into message body to insert as inline image.
» Copy / Paste images into message to insert as inline images.
» Drag images to the bottom message bar to add as attachments.
I had no idea you could do that. :-)
A Gmail trick to avoid a disaster: stop that email!
I thought that once you sent an email message, you were done. Not so. If you make a mistake and want to stop an email message, you can.
From Jill Duffy:
If you’ve never noticed the Undo Sent Message feature before, that’s because it’s not enabled by default. You have to turn it on (and you should know that it comes with some caveats, which I’ll explain in a moment), and the way to get to it is through Gmail Labs.