Prevent Drunk Emailing with Mail Goggles

We have to admit, we keep having trouble typing the name of this.  We keep typing Mail Googles. We also have to admit: if this were April 1st, this would be an obvious prank.  That said ...

Anyone remember when on Friends Rachel got drunk and left Ross a voicemail telling him she had "closure" over their non-existent relationship? Well, that's called "drunk dialing." In a "not-that-useful-but-at-least-offbeat" Gmail Labs "feature," Google is introducing Mail Goggles, which aim to prevent you from "drunk emailing."

To access it, you go into Settings, and then the Lab subsection. Scroll down and you'll see it (by default it's disabled). Enable it, and now you're "protected" from sending an email you're going to regret, whether it's because you're intoxicated or just plain tired.

When enabled, and when the time is right, you'll have to answer a few math problems before the email will be sent.

What do I mean by "when the time is right?" The feature only works during certain periods. Once you enable Mail Goggles in Labs you will be able to change that period in your General Settings tab. You can also change the difficulty of the question, if you want to challenge yourself.


A nice albeit questionably useful feature, but I think they need to add such a feature on their Android platform. After all, someone's probably more likely to send an SMS from their cell phone while drunk than boot up their PC and send an email.


Via:  Google
Tags:  Email, Mail, Pre, event, goggles, GoG, AI, K
Comments
amdcrankitup 6 years ago

Someone at Google has either got 2 much time on their hands or is sending too many Emails while their drunk!

jtm55 6 years ago

[quote user="amdcrankitup"]

Someone at Google has either got 2 much time on their hands or is sending too many Emails while their drunk!

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 Hi All

You hit the nail squarely on the head on that

SqUiD267 6 years ago

i think someone who was drunk made this lol.

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

Have you ever done something when drunk and thought "Man this is Geinus!" Woke up the next morning and said "What the F was I thinking?" Well here you go.

shanewu 6 years ago

haha, yup, no doubt

ice_73 6 years ago

thank god they dont have that on steam. drunk counter-strike..... thats where the good times are at.

Der Meister 6 years ago

I agree with ice, also BF2 is lots of fun as well. When i do write emails i uisally save them and dont send them, then in the morning i look at them again and decide if i want to send them... most of the time i dont....lol

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

The team fortress clan I'm in had a post about drinking when playing TF2 and turns out a lot of people do. I do. Very good times. It relaxes me and makes me play better after a day of work.

ice91785 6 years ago

I've never drank a drop of alcohal, so I never have to worry about it!   Angel

ice_73 6 years ago

[quote user="ice91785"]

I've never drank a drop of alcohal, so I never have to worry about it!   Angel

[/quote]

[:'(]

poor boy.  

 

shanewu 6 years ago

hey, bob, what's your TF2 clan and what servers do you play on?

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

Hells Kitchen

 

hkcentral.net

The servers ar the TF2 newbie only #1-4. They also have a private match server we use for events.

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