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Gmail introduces 5-second rule to "unsend" e-mail - rejoice!

Gmail introduces 5-second rule to "unsend" e-mail - rejoice!

http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/03/25/gmail.labs.email/index.html
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"I forget to attach a file, or e-mail the birthday girl that I can't make her surprise party. I can rush to close my browser or unplug the Internet -- but Gmail almost always wins that race."
Leggett added that he's had "Undo Send" turned on for a while "and it's saved me several times."
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"Someone joked that it would be a great feature of Gmail to keep you from checking e-mail," Davidson said.
So he created a program that locks people out of their Gmail accounts for a set period of time. After spending two afternoons coding it, Davidson launched the "E-mail Addict" feature, which forces users to take a break from e-mailing by blocking Gmail for 15 minutes.
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This may cause a wave of hesitation-habits, but at least the option is there Happy And...why did it take this long to get the "5-second rule undo-send" feature?

Best,
Shalin

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Awesome stuff!

Awesome, awesome stuff!!!

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If this feature becomes popular, do you think Google will just add an Outbox to Gmail? It does essentially the same thing. And you could configure it for more than 5 seconds. Or even instant if you wanted.

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