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Google's Mail Goggles


Have you ever had an episode of drunk emailing that backfired on you? Once sent, an email message cannot be "unsent" when you sober up. A new Gmail feature from Google may prevent that from happening again.
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?

By default, Mail Goggles is only active late night on the weekend as that is the time you're most likely to need it. Once enabled, you can adjust when it's active in the General settings.

Link -via J-Walk Blog

...but I'm complitely drunkj and had no truble solving thoose problems...it wouldn't stop me talling my boss what a bitch she is. How about a typing trst?
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This is now the third blog in less than 24 hours on which I've seen this article... and I only read a few blogs!

It's a good idea, but I prefer the idea with the cellphone that has a breathalyzer attached. Pretty clever idea.
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This is funny, but stupid?
What kind of society with people who need to be assist at every time of their life is that?
Drunk calling, and drunk mailing is a part of experience you need to have.
And no, i don't want help from my big friend google to help me and check if i can send a mail totaly pissed at 4 in the morning.
The bitter taste of having sent something totaly stupid is preferable than having a bot telling you what to do.
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I wasn't really clear, sorry, english is not my first language.
Anyway, what i meant whas that the issue is not the tool itself, it could be a useful widget, what i noticed is that "By default, Mail Goggles is only active late night on the weekend".
This is the by default i did not like, as we need to be taking care of ourselves for everything.
I don't even use Gmail, i was just grumpy today.
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And I've been reading too many political posts. I don't usually snap at people like that. Sorry.

I actually went to have a look at how it works... once you activate it, the default times are as listed, but it's very easy to change them to suit your own drinking habits.
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Long term, this may also be akin to "Be careful, dumbass, the coffee is hot. Don't hold it between your legs" warning labels. At some point, something bad may happen from a drunk email and Google may be doing this to CTA.
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