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How Do I Avoid Sending Emotional or Drunken Emails

June 26, 2012  |  Difficulty: Easy

how to enable and set Mail Goggles

Have you ever sent an email when you're overly emotional or inebriated, and later, regretted it? If so, you can easily avoid having this happen again. Gmail® offers a really handy function, for those who think the best emails are written after a few drinks. By setting up a Gmail® account and activating Mail Goggles by Gmail® Labs, this feature will work at the time you specify (default is between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday), and then presents five math problems on the screen when you press "Send." You have a limited period of time to solve them. If you're sober enough to answer, you send the email as usual. Otherwise, get a good night's sleep and try again in the morning. Read the instructions below to on how to enable and set this practical feature in your Gmail® settings.

Mail Goggles© setting instructions:

  1. Open your Internet browser and log in to your Gmail® account.
  2. Click on the “cogwheel (settings)” button and select “Settings” from the menu.
  3. From the tabs on the Setting horizontal menu select “Labs”.
  4. Find “Mail Goggles” and select “Enable” option button next to it.
  5. Scroll down the page and click on the ”Save Changes” button.
  6. Now click on the “General” tab.
  7. You should find “Mail Goggles” and you can see its setting, specify days, time and difficulty of the math tasks.
  8. Scroll down the page and click on the ”Save Changes” button.

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