Google Mail Goggles helps prevent booze-related email blunders



October 9th, 2008

Even send an email after you've slammed back a few beers and then (usually the next day) wished you'd not sent it? If so, Google's Mail Goggles is for you.

To get access to Google Mail Goggles you first need a GMail account. Then you need to activate the service (from within GMail click on Settings and from the Accounts tab click on Google Account Settings. From there find Labs (you may need to click on More ... at the bottom of the page). From Labs you can activate Goggles.

The idea behind Goggles is that you have to answer math questions within a fixed period of time to send an email. You you get the questions wrong, you are free to try again until you get them right. The idea is to add some breathing space between composing an email and sending it.

Google Goggles

By default, Mail Goggles is only active late night over the weekend as that is the time you're most likely to need protecting from yourself. This is however customizable to suit your Paris Hilton lifestyle.

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