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Got a Shocking NEWS - 9 Hidden features of Gmail

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Rank 360, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. Rank 360

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    Hey Guys,

    I have got this hidden features from an article. So, I thought it may help for few people who are not fully aware of Gmail.

    1.) Handling spam in Gmail:
    Did you know that the dots within your Gmail address have no significance?

    So if your address is tyler.durden@gmail.com, it means that any emails which are sent to tylerdurden@gmail.com, or t.ylerdurden@gmail.com, or even t.y.l.e.r.d.u.r.d.e.n@gmail.com will also land in your inbox.
    So, what's the use of this 'Gmail glitch'? Well, you can use it to set up filter rules for your internet subscription services or one-time online registrations.
    For example, if you do not want to provide your real email address to sign up for an online service, simply use an alias like t.ylerdurden@gmail.com and then create an email filter to delete all messages that come to this ID.

    2.) Sorting through email subscriptions
    If you want to create a filter for your various internet subscriptions, you can use the '+' feature.

    Say you want to subscribe to a newsletter from The Onion, you can use tyler.durden+theonion@gmail.com. The newsletters will still come to your inbox, but you can now use 'theonion' as a keyword to search for all your tagged emails, and even set filters.

    3.)Managing contacts
    Did you know that you can have your smartphone contacts synced automatically with your Google account?

    In effect, you will only need to maintain the 'Contacts' on Gmail for your whole address book to be updated on your smartphone and tablet where you've signed-in with your ID.

    4.)To sync your contacts
    On an Android device, go to Settings > Add Account > Google and follow the steps to add your ID.

    After this, every time you add a new contact, make sure you it is added to your Google account and not saved locally to your smartphone.
    After you save the number to your Google ID, it will be synced to your Gmail address book and will be reflected on all other devices that have the same account.
    Similarly, you can sync contacts on iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry devices, though the steps will differ slightly.

    5.)Google 18
    Click Gmail in the top left corner, choose Contacts, then More > Find & Merge Contacts. You will get a list of all the double entries in your address book. Choose the ones you would like to combine and click Merge.

    6.)Restore addresses
    When you delete contacts from your mobile device, they will be removed from your Google account as well. But you can still recover them within 30 days of deleting.
    Go to Contacts, click More > Restore contacts. Choose the time you would like to revert to, and click Restore.

    7.)To create an email filter
    Click on the gear symbol in the top right corner of your Gmail inbox, then, go to Settings > Filter tab > Create a new filter. Choose your criteria (From, To, Includes the words, Has attachment etc) for the filter.
    Click Create Filter with this search and you can then choose an action like Skip the Inbox (Archive it), Apply the Label, Delete It and more.
    There! Now, all your emails will be sorted and dealt with according to the filter actions you have chosen.

    8.)Labs
    Programmers at Google have created experimental stuff that can do wonders for your email experience. For example, you could use a Labs option called Right-side chat to move your chat list from the left pane to the other side.

    9.)Managing your dates

    Using your Google ID you can create a planner using its calendar feature at calendar.google.com. Here, you can add and view events and meetings you have scheduled by day, week, month, or as an easy-to-read list of your daily agenda.


    As these are Hidden Features I am posting it in the Black Hat section. Please make a view and try these features too.
     
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  2. happy.mondays

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    10.,
    Google can read all your emails, scrape all mentioned domains and deindex them.
     
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    Hi OP,

    Found the first 2 very interesting as I did not know that.

    Thanks for the share mate!

    Cheers
     
  5. ThinkBinary

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    LOL o shit... we forgot the most important one #11
     
  6. sarav

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    And Hotmail(outlook) has better features to clean the mails. and wont leak your information to public :)
     
  7. HoNeYBiRD

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    i personally dislike hotmail, only using it for marketing purposes, because it's one of the cheapest email address if you buy them bulk
    and why would you think your data is safer w/ microsoft than w/ google? they're all much of a muchness
     
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    One of the features of gMail I just learned about is the ability to undo a sent message. It doesn't give you a ton of time to implement but if you find an error in your email you sent, you can undo the send within 30 seconds. You can enable this feature in the Google Labs area of your account settings page.
     
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    Shocking NEWS ???

    OP, whats going on?
     
  10. crazyjissu

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    I was not aware with these feature of gmail
     
  11. HoNeYBiRD

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    yea, that is a good one
    one would think it's a much needed function, it's enabled in my gmail since it's available which wasn't yesterday, however i didn't used it more than once or twice :)
     
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    OLD NEWS: Don't use Gmail if you are doing SEO.
     
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    I have just sent a email with wikipedia.org , youtube , facebook link in it. Fingers Crossed.
    -=-
     
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  14. sarav

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    gmail is known for leaking the mails. and we all know that mails in gmail are acceseed by google search crawlers. that's one of the reason for leakages. This issue is since 2005 till now.

    I yet to hear something similar about Hotmail. Talking about features . Hotmails sweep feature alone is good enough for me to consider Hotmail than gMail.
     
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    I prefer yahoo mail !!! Gmail s*cks !!!

    Posted via Topify on Android
     
  16. qrazy

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    I always use #1 for multiple signups on different sites as they don't validate mails like G does internally.
     
  17. mickyfu

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    12. If you email yourself a link to your website, and leave the email open you get a pr8 backlink off Google.
     
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    does it work for text mails too?? :D

     
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    well, i think it's kinda naive for you to think that your data is safe w/ any of those providers or any provider for that matter, you mention hotmail, it doesn't exist anymore, they're owned by MS, the very same company who owns skype and i guess everyone knows about what MS does on skype, you can be sure they do the same with your emails

    online privacy is a myth
     
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    Yes it works for anything even image links, it is how the pros rank their websites.