Email Horoscope

One’s Email ID and usage behavior could reveal some info about his online history:

* Email IDs like sumathy1999@yahoo.com or john2009@hotmail.com with recent years indicates the year the Email ID was created.

* An Email ID with a very common name like ram@gmail.com or james@gmail.com indicates he was one of the earlier and long time users of the service. No way such a common name is freely available.

* Email IDs like mary1952@yahoo.com or mohammed1969@hotmail.com with very old years indicates the year the person was born.

*  An Email ID like biovishnu@xyz.com or mechsundar@123.com indicates the profession / interest of the person involved.

* An Email ID like writerkumar@gmail.com indicates that the writer is definitely Tamil and no global guy will recognize unless he himself declares as a writer 😉

* An Email ID like priya4raj@gmail.com or aruna4rishi@yahoo.com indicates that the girl is in love with that guy. Most probably the boyfriend will be checking her emails. Beware.

* Any email ID with hotmail.com indicates that the owner is an early user of internet who doesn’t know to move to better email services or he should be real dumb.

* A person with more than 3 email IDs (most likely from small sites) and checks it regularly is a newbie internet user.

* A person who keeps forwarding emails probably doesn’t use internet for anything else worth spending time.

* One who calls you to verify that you received an email is probably a grand father / grand mother who is excited to learn this internet stuff.

* One who uses Twitter instead of Email is a fairly advanced internet user.

Can you think of anything else? 🙂

Gmail Labs Features I use

Gmail Labs is a place where Gmail frequently tests new features .

You can visit http://mail.google.com/mail/#settings/labs and opt in to get those features.

There are lots of features. Some of the Gmail Labs facilities I really use often:

1. Gmail Offline – Downloads your Gmail messages, attachments to your desktop. So you view, search, reply your mails offline. Once you are online, the changes will be synced.

2. Pictures in chat – See your friends’ profile pictures when you chat with them.

3. Forgotten attachment detector – Prevents you from accidentally sending messages without the relevant attachments. Prompts you if you mention attaching a file, but forgot to do so. It would be nice if they would let us edit more “alarm words” like attachment, attaching in our own language.

So, what is your favourite Labs feature?