5 Great Gmail Features You Probably Not Know

Did you know that dot in your email address in fact totally meaningless? You can make schedule to receive email, delete the entire inbox quickly and even cancel sending an email?

Top 5 Great Gmail Features

  1. The dots in your Gmail address don’t matter

You can email [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected] and they would all go to the same place. The periods in your email address are actually totally meaningless.

  1. You can hit the snooze button on your Gmail (make schedule to receive email)

Using the free Gmail app Boomerang, you can open an email and set it to return to your inbox in a set amount of time.


  1. You can get desktop notifications for emails

If you’re an obsessive email checker, Gmail can pop up with little notifications on your desktop when you get an email.

You can set it to notify you when you get any email, or just when you get emails that are labeled “important”. Just click the gear icon in your inbox, go to Settings, and scroll down to Desktop Notifications.


  1. You can delete the entire contents of your inbox

Ready for some spring cleaning? It’s pretty easy to erase all of your emails. In your inbox, you’ll see the number of emails you’re viewing.

For me, it says “1-25 of 19,752”. Click on that to “show more messages”.

From there, click the little checkbox on the top left and select “All

From there, Gmail will ask if you really mean to select all of the messages in your inbox.

After you’ve chosen literally every single message in your inbox, just click the trashcan to delete the messages.


  1. You can un-send emails

There’s nothing worse than sending an email and immediately realizing that it had a typo in it or you sent it to the wrong person.

Thankfully, there’s a way to avoid that shame. Gmail has a “lab” that gives you a few seconds between the moment you hit the send button and the moment it actually sends and allows you to stop an email from sending.

All you have to do is click on the gear in your inbox, then hit “settings.

Once you’re there, go to “Labs”.

If you scroll down, you’ll find the lab called “undo send”.

Click “Enable”, then scroll down and hit “Save changes”.

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