GMail Mail Goggles : Prevent Sending Drunk Emails

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If you have shot off emails to old girlfriends at 2 am after coming home from the bar or in a rage of anger to your boss, GMail Engineer Jon Perlow has developed the perfect drunk email filter at Google Labs with GMail Mail Goggles (which counteract the power of Beer Goggles). [No, this does not seem to be an April Fools joke.]

Gmail can’t always prevent you from sending messages you might later regret, but today we’re launching a new Labs feature I wrote called Mail Goggles which may help.

When you enable Mail Goggles, it will check that you’re really sure you want to send that late night Friday email. And what better way to check than by making you solve a few simple math problems after you click send to verify you’re in the right state of mind?

GMail Google Mail Goggles

You can set GMail Mail Goggles to work around your schedule, so if you find yourself shooting off non-coherent emails on Saturday nights, set Mail Goggles to work at those times. If only Facebook had Goggles 🙂

Loren Baker
Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
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  • 😆 Oh man! I love it!

    Now, if only someone could make a similar plugin for blog software. 😉

  • Blogs, cell phones, texting … LOL

  • this is great! am sure i’ll go crazy solving the math problems deciding not to send the email =p

  • Really that is a very nice app that Gmail team has come up with, really cool when sending emails to big clients.

  • This is priceless. I definitely think the texting/phone filter would be a cash cow! As someone else mentioned, if the Android had this feature, they’d sell like hotcakes! LOL

  • Great G Team :)))
    This will help us in most cases while working with international clients. Most of us will be helpful if there is an update related to Junk mails and spam mails.

  • wow! that’s why I love google every time they come up with some innovative ideas. I think this feature will set up a new trend in e-world

  • Quite an interesting app. But I dont think I’ll be needing it 😛

  • man, I’ll have difficulty doin that even when I’m sober..

  • Ritesh

    Would this work for Einstein? I’m sure when hes drunk he can still do simple maths.