Undo Send with Gmail

Guess what now you can go back in time without using a time machine at least as far as correcting the mistake you just did while sending an email  and realize you’ve sent it to the wrong person like an email which is supposed to go to your friend has gone to your father, which was indented for  you’ll know the feeling of dread that hits the pit of your stomach. Gmail Technical Support is giving step by step procedure to enable undo send.

But thankfully, for Gmail users at least, there is now a solution to spare any future blushes.

Google has made its ‘Undo Send’ tool an official and permanent feature nearly six years since it launched as an experiment in Gmail Labs.

The feature has lived in Gmail’s “Labs” area, which the company uses to test out new features, since March 2009.

When you enable Undo Send, you’re able to “Recall” an email up to thirty seconds after you hit the send button — Gmail just delays sending briefly so you have a moment in case you change your mind, this is configurable in the settings on General tab.

I am not sure about you but You’d be surprised how often I’ve caught a mistake just as I send an email, so the feature is a lifesaver for me.

Undo Send now lives in Gmail’s settings under the “General” tab. It’s disabled by default, but it’s worth turning on if you haven’t already.

If you make a typo or regret sending a message, you can undo the action by enabling the “Undo send” . This will give you the option to take back a message you just sent.

Follow the steps to enable the undo send:

1. Click the gear in the top right .

Gmail Settings

2. Select Settings.

Setting Menu

 

3. General Tab

Undo Send
Select your preferred time lag

 

4. Check undo send and select desired time lag.

enable-undo-send

Save Settings

5.  Now draft an email and send it, you will have an option to undo your action.

test undosend

You see and option to “Undo” send email.

Happy Gmail Unsending 🙂

 

Creating a strong password

Create a strong password

Using a strong password is the best and easiest way to make sure your account stays secure. Following are some tips to create a strong  password.

Strong passwords should…

Include numbers, symbols, upper and lower case letters

The more varied your password is, the harder it is to guess. Use at least one number, one letter and one special character.

Avoid sequences or repeated characters

Theses passwords are weak:

123456789, 77777777, abcdefgh,

or

adjacent characters on your keyboard (ASDF).

Not be obvious

Never use personal information like your name, birthday, TAX ID number, Passport number , zip code etc.

Use different passwords for different sites

Otherwise, if someone acquires that one password, they could use it to access your accounts with other sites.

Long Password are secure

More characters create more secure password. For example, “arbvkwrvwp” is stronger than “arncef”.

Additional password tips

Keep your password safe

  • Keep it freshChange your password regularly; at least once a year. The more often, the better.
  • Keep it secureKeep a record of your passwords in a safe place.
  • Don’t share itNever give out your password to anyone, not even friends.
  • Don’t recycle themCreate new, unique passwords. Never re-use one from the past.
  • Use antivirus softwareEquip your computer with antivirus software.
    • Even if you have a secure password, a computer virus can allow someone to compromise it.
  • Be carefulIf you get an email asking you to change your password or provide any personal information, be cautious, even if it appears to come from a legitimate company.
    • Type it in yourselfRather than clicking a link in such an email, type the site’s URL into your browser’s address bar.
  • Look for yahoo.comOnly type your sign-in information for Yahoo products into sites that end with “yahoo.com”.

Tips for mobile devices

  • Lock itMany devices can be locked so that the only way to use them is to type in a code or password.
    • Without a lock, lost or stolen devices can easily be used to access your personal information, make calls, or send texts that look like they’re coming from you

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