Google rolls out Offline Gmail

Jan 29, 2009

A good news to all Gmail addicts! Google Labs has released an offline version of Gmail, the popular email service from Google. What does it means? It means that with the help of this new feature now you can browse and read your emails even when your are not connected to Internet. Is it not interesting?

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Offline Gmail

To use this experimental feature, you need to go to “settings” section and then enable “Offline” in the Google’s “labs” section on your Gmail account. Once you turn on the offline feature, Gmail uses Google Gears to download a local cache of your mail. When you’re connected to the network, that mail cache is synchronized with Gmail’s servers. When you’r disconnected, Gmail automatically switches to offline mode and uses the data stored in your local computer.

During offline mode, you will be able to read messages, star and label them, and do all of the things you’re used to doing while reading your email online. And the interesting thing is that you can write and send emails during offline mode. Any messages you compose and send while offline will be placed in your outbox and automatically sent the next time Gmail detects an Internet connection.

Want to know more? Watch the official video on offline Gmail feature:

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