additional features in Gmail

I noticed a few new features in Gmail today. When you log in there’s an option to remain logged in for 2 weeks, which is very convenient on machines that are always on.

The other feature I know about is that you can have a signature now. Go to Settings, and it’s the last configuration option. Just type in whatever you want, and it will automatically add two hyphens above your signature.

These changes make me wonder how much longer it will be until GMail goes public, especially now that AventureMail has 2GB storage for free (although they’ve already hit their limit of 10,000 users a week and you can’t sign up. I tried). If they’re rolling out new features they’re happy with the existing functionality and that means they may be confident enough to open it up to the public in the near future.

Just a hunch.


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  1. I haven’t heard of Aventure Mail, but the 2gb size isn’t really a lure for me. In fact, I don’t want it precisely because I haven’t heard of them – whereas Google is a name I know and trust to provide quality products.

    I’m glad to have the “remember password for two weeks” option. Now if only they’d put back “delete all” in trash and spam!

    Comment by Meredith on June 5, 2004 @ 7:31 am
  2. I agree. I trust Google to be around for the long term and to provide a quality product.

    It might be partly my fault that the delete all feature is gone. I submitted a few bugs because it wasn’t working properly, so instead of fixing it, they just removed it for the time being. I imagine it will be back and working when Gmail is public.

    Comment by dan on June 5, 2004 @ 10:19 pm
  3. Yeah, but GMail uses javascript to prevent internet explorer from remembering the password, which is how I would like to remember the password. B–tards.

    Comment by Jones on May 9, 2005 @ 2:05 pm
  4. What’s so hard about checking the remember password box?

    Comment by dan on May 9, 2005 @ 3:34 pm

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