Shocking Gmail tips and tricks you should know
If you use dots in your email address (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org) spoiler alert: the dots don’t matter. Superfluous punctuation can, however, provide a host of aliases to keep your mail filtered. Gmail allows you to set up aliases by adding dots or plus signs to your existing username.
If you’re signing up for a newsletter and want the correspondence to filter separately from your personal inbox, add “+” a keyword or a period (i.e. email@example.com.) Once you’ve settled upon a few aliases, set up your filter of choice via your settings. Redirect messages addressed to a particular alias or set them to automatically label. Send: firstname.lastname@example.org to “Personal” and email@example.com to “Business.” (Source: mydomaine.com).
If you have a typical response often used then use canned response. Click the gear icon in the upper right corner. Simply click on “Labs”. Scroll down to “Canned Responses”. Click “Enable”. Once a new message is initialized, click the arrow on the lower right of the “compose new message window” to view the “Canned Responses” menu. Click on the “New canned response” and save your message. And voila!
More than once have I accidently sent an incomplete message. Eventually and thanks to a friend of mine I realized how you can actually undo any accidental sent emails.
To enable this option you must first click the gear icon in the upper right corner of Gmail. Then click to “Labs.” Locate “Undo Send,” select “Enable” and “Save changes.” Next, go to “General,” again locate “Undo Send” and toggle the time limit for your cancellation period. Save your changes.
Custom Keyboard Shortcuts
Let’s you customize keyboard shortcut mappings. Adds a new Settings tab from which you can remap keys to various actions. To create your own unique shortcuts, go to “Labs,” scroll down to “Custom keyboard shortcuts,” and select “Enable.” Then head back to “Settings” and select the “Custom keyboard shortcuts” map.
Link Tasks to Emails
Whenever you get an Email that requires an action, select the “More” button from the menu in reading view. From the drop-down list select “Add to Tasks”. A Google Task to do list will pop up at the bottom of your screen. Edit the to-do list and set deadlines to your heart’s content. And that’s it! It’s super easy and simple.
Verify Authenticate Senders
If you shop via EBay or PayPal, prevent against spam or identity theft by enabling the authentication icon for verified senders. Go to “Labs” and enable “Authentication icon for verified senders.” Gmail will place a key icon next to a sender’s name, signaling the email you are receiving is legitimate.