A couple of years back, Gmail announced various tools to import your mail and contacts from other providers, like Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL etc.
They have increased the number of supported providers today by adding fourteen more international domains to their list of supported email providers:
Google added a new feature, suspicious account activity, in Gmail which notifies the user if any suspicious login activity took place on his account.
The new feature when enabled will show an alert if they notice that something unusual is going on with your account.
We all witnessed another major downtime at Gmail datacenters because of a DDoS attack a couple of days ago, and the interesting thing in this downtime was IMAP and POP users of Gmail could easily access their emails while others could not.
There are several alternate ways by which you can access Gmail when you sense something wrong is going on with it.
Google has finally rolled out a feature which is for the first time on the web, Chat via Video or Audio from within your Gmail Inbox with an excellent sound and video quality.
This chat function will work from any PC with with the internet connection running on any of the popular OS like Windows XP and Vista along with Macs with OS X 10.4 or later. As for browsers, all major browsers including Google Chrome, Firefox 3, IE, Opera etc. are supported by this new feature. This feature will be available for mobile users soon.
If you’ve got many Gmail accounts and don’t want to keep logging on and off them every time you switch, a simple command line parameter in the Google Talk shortcut can solve your problem.
Doing this is very simple. Create a new Google Talk shortcut on your desktop, leave the original intact.
- Right click on this shortcut and choose Properties. The Target box will show you the path of the EXE for Google Talk – something like “C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe”
- Change this to: “C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe” /nomutex
and click OK.
Now you can login with as many Gmail accounts as you like.