Gmail Smart Reply Settings

Gmail announced that desktop users will soon be able to turn off Smart Reply, the slightly creepy way of using AI to suggest replies. Mobile users can already disable this option in their Gmail account settings).

The option to disable this feature, although welcome to many, may fall on deaf ears to others. It turns out Smart Reply is quite popular. According to the Wall Street Journal, Smart Reply is responsible for 10% of all Gmail responses.

To Turn Off/On Smart Reply

  1. in Gmail, click Settings.
  2. Select Gmail account (if you have multiple accounts you’ll need to repeat for each).
  3. Scroll down to Smart Reply and select/deselect as preferred.

Google ditches Inbox

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Following the successful adoption of the new GmailGoogle has announced it will discontinue the not so great experiment, Inbox, by March of 2019.

The announcement marks a decision to reinvest their R&D efforts back into the existing platform.

Good riddance (of course I said the same thing to my CompuServe and AOL accounts, way back when)

For more, read: TC: Say goodbye to Inbox by Gmail

Cheers,

quincy

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Outlook Rules: Delay Delivery

Because who couldn’t benefit from a moment of pause?

If you’d like to delay your email delivery by 5 minutes, create this Outlook rule. The message will sit in your Outbox for the specified length of time, giving you the necessary time to re-open and, if so warranted, edit the item before re-sending.

Setting a Send Delay Rule in Outlook

  1. On the Home Tab click Rules and select Manage Rules & Alerts.
  2. Click New Rule. The Rules Wizard  Dialog appears.
  3. At the bottom of Step 1: Select a template area, click Apply rule on messages I send, then click Next. The dialog will advance to Step 1: Select conditions.
  4. Click Next. A message appears; “This rule will be applied to every message you send. Is this correct?Click Yes to confirm.
  5. In the Step 1: Select action(s) area, check defer deliver by a number of minutes.
  6. In the Step 2: Edit the rule description area, click a number of, enter the delay (e.g., 5), then click OK.
  7. Click Next. The dialog will advance to Step 1: Select exceptions. Click Next.
  8. In the Step 1: Specify a name for this rule, enter a name  (e.g., “Send in 5 minutes”)
  9. Check Turn on this Rule, and click Finish.

Cheers!
quincy

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This GMail will self-destruct…

 

Among the new features coming to a gmail: Self‑destructing emails.

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Unfortunately, this feature only works for new messages
(sorry, Dwayne).

 

 

Can’t wait to switch? Click the Settings Gear googlesettingsgear  and Select  Try the new Gmail

Cheers!

quincy

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Unsend GMail

Experiencing an email Doh! moment? New feature in Gmail lets you undo SEND !

UNDO Gmail

Can’t Wait for this new feature? Then don’t!
Click the Settings Geargooglesettingsgear and select Try the new Gmail

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Cheers!
quincy

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