Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Email Safeguards For The Careless

Sometimes I send messages I shouldn't send. Like the time I told that girl I had a crush on her over text message. Or the time I sent that late night email to my ex-girlfriend that we should get back together. Gmail can't always prevent you from sending messages you might later regret, but today we're launching a new Labs feature I wrote called Mail Goggles which may help.

When you enable Mail Goggles, it will check that you're really sure you want to send that late night Friday email. And what better way to check than by making you solve a few simple math problems after you click send to verify you're in the right state of mind?

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-Do you find this as a benefit?
-As a people, we tend to put up safeguards. Do you find these type of things make us more careless (due to the safeguard) or are they really helpful?
-Will you use this new free optional feature?

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