Gmail Introduces New Function to Send Emails to the Past

Google's mail gets another useful feature

By Bogdan Popa on April 1st, 2008 09:11 GMT
We all know that Gmail is one of the most popular email services on the web and the reasons are more than obvious: it's freeware for everyone and provides quite advanced functions for such a product. However, the Mountain View company has ever wanted more than that and today rolled out another ability which may bring the mail service back in the spotlight. Codenamed Custom Time, the new function is supposed to let you to modify the time of the emails you send. This means you have the chance to send emails in the past with a single click straight from the Gmail interface.

However, there are some limitations: "you'll only be able to send email back until April 1, 2004, the day we launched Gmail," the Mountain View company mentioned on the website. "If we were to let you send an email from Gmail before Gmail existed, well, that would be like hanging out with your parents before you were born -- crazy talk."

Maybe you still don't get it and you can't understand how useful this could be for you. Well, just imagine you forgot to send a "Happy Birthday" to your girlfriend. All you have to do to avoid the hell is to go over to Gmail, write the message, select the Custom Time function, choose the time you want, select unread and send it to your sweetheart. The email will appear in her inbox as unread and will be chronological listed. Next, adopt a lover attidude and call her: "Hy baby! Have you read my email message, I've sent it to you yesterday!"

'How does it work?', you may ask. Well, it's simple but Google gives the best possible explanation: "Gmail utilizes an e-flux capacitor to resolve issues of causality."
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