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Give your Gmail email account a boost

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GmailIf you use a Gmail account, you may be missing out on some great hidden features.

Radhika Sanghani, The Telegraph, has come up with a list of the top nine that you might not have discovered yet.

1. Attachments. No need to worry anymore about hitting send and then remembering that you forgot to attach a document. Gmail can recognize that you wrote ‘attached’ in the body of the text, and before you hit send, a re­­minder message pops up. That puts an end to those embarrassing follow-up emails.

2. Star system. Gmail’s star system lets you ‘star’ your most important emails so you can read them later and they don’t get lost in the shuffle. The standard color is yellow, but you can add more colors. Go to Gear box>Settings>Stars.

3. Multiple email addresses. If you want to use multiple email aliases to sign up for different things, just add in a full stop to your email address. Google will send the same email to joedoe@gmail.com as to joe.doe@gmail.com.

4. To-do lists. Keep those lists right in front of you by clicking on Mail>Tasks and a small task bar pops up at the bottom. Add your items and a due date if you want Gmail to re­­mind you. Tick the box in the corner to strike through completed tasks.

5. Keyboard shortcuts. For a complete list of shortcuts, hit ? while in your Gmail inbox. A box will pop up with the shortcuts.

6. Advanced shortcuts. No need to go with the “canned” shortcuts, be­­cause you can create your own. Go to the Gear box in the top right>Settings>Keyboard Shortcuts>Keyboard shortcuts on>Save changes. Top ones: c=compose, r=reply, etc.

7. Switching accounts. If you have more than one Gmail account, you can access both on the same browser at the same time. Click on your email address in the top corner, and select Add account. It takes you to a separate tab where you can log into your Google account.

8. Faster loading. If you’re on a slow Internet connection, switching to a basic version of Gmail will help things load faster and carry out basic actions. Add ?ui=html to the standard Gmail URL.

9. Backup messages. Set up a back­­up email account and then set up your Gmail account so it forwards emails into the primary inbox. Go to Settings>Forwarding and POP/IMAP. Select ‘Forward a copy of incoming mail to’ and fill in your email address.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Diane Wells March 28, 2014 at 12:25 pm

I think gmail has removed the attachment reminder.


manoj malusare March 13, 2014 at 6:03 am

Vitthal Rukhumai


Noel samuels March 11, 2014 at 10:59 pm



jaswinder hans March 11, 2014 at 12:51 pm

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Jahne March 6, 2014 at 12:28 pm

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Freya Jordan March 7, 2014 at 12:00 am

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Jahne March 6, 2014 at 12:27 pm



Jamshaid parwana March 5, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Hy how are you


Amani Charles March 5, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Please anybody could help, I can not attach photos on my emails.
My phone is window phone 8


khairul umron March 5, 2014 at 10:53 am



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