Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Gmail Is Smarter Than You...

"The developers on the Gmail team add a new feature to Gmail Labs: a forgotten attachment detector. With the experimental feature enabled, if you mention an attachment in your email and hit send without actually attaching a file, you'll get a pop-up message asking if you meant to send without the file. This new feature supplants the Attachment Reminder script in Better Gmail, though the words the reminder used as triggers were configurable, and these are not. (In fact, I haven't tested the Gmail Labs version in languages other than English.) My initial test show that it works sometimes—an attachment-free message that read "File's attached!" didn't trigger a confirmation dialog, but the words "See attached file" did. The Gmail Labs developers are busy these days, with this following on the heels of a half dozen others in the past week.

New in Labs: Forgotten attachment detector
[Official Gmail Blog]"

Source: Lifehacker

Related note: Lifehacker is one of the coolest sites I've ever seen.'s A LOT of information and you have to pick and choose which "hacks" you want to utilize, but for me, it's one of those sites that reminds me how amazing the internet is. It definitely appeals to my open-source tendencies! If you're a geek of any degree, I think you'll dig it.