Gmail Account

So, somehow I was one of the “dudes” to get a gmail account. Since I have been travelling a lot (on work), I don’t get the time to be online as much – if you have me on one of the IM’s, you know that – since I am online only about 50% of the day. But the point I am getting to, is that I have not had a chance to play with gmail all that much. Karan, got in and was fooling around with it and gave me his feedback. Today is the first day I think I did something meaningful with it. What better way to set it up that to forward all my spam mails from my “honeypot” account to gmail. So that is done! Now we will see how good the spam filter is. As of now about 50% if the spam is not getting caught! Also would be an interesting test on what advertisments am I shown based on all the spam I get?

Switching gears to accessibility on Gmail. Someone has done an extensive test on this using a number of browsers, if you care about this check it out.

Here is what I found for the shortcuts from GMail’s help (and I like most of these):

Shortcut Key Definition Action
c Compose Opens the Compose Mail window.
/ Search Puts your cursor in the search box.
k Move to newer conversation Opens or moves your cursor to a more recent conversation. You can hit <Enter> to expand or collapse a conversation.
j Move to older conversation Opens or moves your cursor to the next oldest conversation. You can hit <Enter> to expand or collapse a conversation.
n Next message Moves your cursor to the next message. If the message is closed, you can hit <Enter> to expand it.
p Previous message Moves your cursor to the previous message. If the message is closed, you can hit <Enter> to expand it.
o or <Enter> Open Opens your conversation. Also expands or collapses a message if you are in Conversation View.
u Return to conversation list If you’re in Conversation View, this shortcut will refresh your page and return you to your list of conversations.
y Archive Automatically archives the message or conversation.
x Highlight conversation Automatically checks and highlights a conversation so that you can archive, apply a label, or choose an action from the drop-down menu to apply to that conversation.
s Star a message or conversation Adds or removes a star to a message or conversation. Stars allow you to give a message or conversation a special status. You can use stars in any fashion you’d like — for some, stars serve as a to-do list. For others, stars might represent a reminder or a message that needs to be followed up on later.
! Report spam Marks a message as spam and removes it from your conversation list.
r Reply Reply to the message sender.
a Reply all Reply to all message recipients.
f Forward Forward a message.
<Esc> Escape from input field Removes the cursor from your current input field.

But I gotta admit the 1 GB space certainly is appealing!

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Amit Bahree

This blog is my personal blog and while it does reflect my experiences in my professional life, this is just my thoughts. Most of the entries are technical though sometimes they can vary from the wacky to even political – however that is quite rare. Quite often, I have been asked what’s up with the “gibberish” and the funny title of the blog? Some people even going the extra step to say that, this is a virus that infected their system (ahem) well. [:D] It actually is quite simple, and if you have still not figured out then check out this link – whats in a name?

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