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All The Ways Gmail is Accessible

Besides the Regular Way

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We’ve reported on a lot of Gmail-related tidbits here recently. It seems Gmail Labs has been up to non-stop tinkering and just keeps cranking out features. Most recently, they released:

- Calendar and Docs gadgets

Mobile Version 2.0

Canned Responses

An expanded set of emoticons

Mail Goggles

This isn’t exactly a new Gmail Labs release, but Alex Chitu has a nice list of alternate URLs to access Gmail that may prove useful if you have trouble accessing it for one reason or another (see descriptions for each at Alex’s post):

- Safe Mode
http://mail.google.com/mail/?labs=0

Secure Mode
https://mail.google.com/

Older Version
http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=1

Basic Mode
http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=html

Mobile Mode
http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=mobile or http://m.gmail.com

iPhone mode
http://mail.google.com/mail/x/gdlakb-/gp/

iGoogle gadget
http://www.google.com/ig/gmailmax

"No browser checking" mode
http://mail.google.com/mail?nocheckbrowser

I can see this list being useful for testing email marketing campaigns as well. Nothing will ruin a campaign quicker than something not displaying properly on different platforms. While this is all technically the same platform, you never know where bugs will pop up.

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  • http://www.averyjparker.com Computer Tips and Tech Info

    Nice to see them continually working on new features.  I suspect that Google realizes that if they don’t continue adding features and accessibility they could lose what set’s them apart.

    Looking at the implemenation of canned response it appears you can also setup filters for that – so you could have people use a specific subject to trigger an automatic answer.  Nice.

    • Chris Crum

      I know I’m all for them continuing to add features!