Monday, May 12, 2008

Search me!

Ok guys, I'm fed up of explaining to people that you can format your text in Gtalk.

- Enclosing text between asterisks makes them bold.
- Enclosing text between underscores makes them italicized.
- Dunno if there is a way to underline text. Let me know if there is.

Anyway, this is fairly common info. (That is to say, pls dont hit back saying your 5 - yr old cousin has this in his knowledge bank)

But there is something extremely interesting about Gmail that I got to know from my friend, philosopher and guide Rathna Anna!

In gmail, all the following IDs are one and the same:
- abc.def@gmail.com
- a.b.c.d.e.f@gmail.com
- ab.cd.ef@gmail.com
and so on!

The dots can be played around with! :) If you dont believe me, send yourself a mail with the dot misplaced.

Interesting right?! :)

Do you guys know any other easter eggs like this?

9 comments:

Lava said...

Searching mails in gmail is very easy now! Define the search operators properly - see below
A link from my co-worker Michael: from:michael http
A photo from my mom: from:mom has:attachment
That last chat I had with one of the Gmail product managers: keith is:chat
All messages from ebay that aren't outbid notices: ebay -outbid (the hyphen tells Gmail to return all of the messages that don't contain the word that follows it)
The messages in my inbox sent directly to me that I haven't read yet: to:me is:unread in:inbox

All the above can be found in the officail gmail blog!

Superficial Gibbering prater said...

Let me give one.It is possible to add a person to Gtalk list without giving them a request yourself.All you need to do is to send them a mail,and in case they reply .Thats it.Gtalk will automatically add them to ur Lsit and it saves the Tchy -Tchy Embarassment from giving them a request.

Tried and tested.Six Sigma Certified method.

Btw..The mesage on Twitter about Landmark is Good.LAndmark poi book mattum dhan partiya ?? :)

Ramanan said...

u can also play with '+' in gmail...


ur address is 'flashy.vishy@gmail.com,...

u r signing up in some website with this..say ccna & cricinfo
u can register as

" flashy.vishy+ccna@gmail.com"

"flashy.vishy+cricinfo@gmail.com"

and so on.. it will still get delivered to your own...

gmail ignores all chars after a '+'...

u can filter your various mails by givin em as

flashy.vishy+psg@gmail.com
flashy.vishy+iimb@gmail.com

n so on and on and on ...


:)

Karthick Prabu said...

@ superficial:
Good info. but duno whether i wil use it..

Karthick Prabu said...

seri seri, dei put my url in ur blog roll.

apram, wats the link between kamasutra and automobiles section???

Stranger said...

@superficial
That is the case only if both of you have enabled a particular option on gtalk. It is called the "Add people I communicate with often to my Friends list" .

King Vishy said...

@lava..
That's a load of info!! Thanks dude..

@s-g-p..
Ya I knew that before..
And landmark la book mattum than da paathen.. Saamy sathyama..

@ramanan..
That's great da!! Will help a lot when registerin for online stuff..
And as for the last couple of registrations, hope u'd be able to do the same this time next yr ;)

King Vishy said...

@karthick prabu..
"@ superficial:
Good info. but duno whether i wil use it.."
Yenna comment idhu? Avan unna use panna solli azhudhaana? :P

And blogroll panna solli ipdi bagirangama kaeka koodadhu.. u could have been a bit more subtle :P

And there is no link between kamasutra and automobiles (at least i think so.. unless some exotic positions hav been added to the book in recent times).. It's just that men are most interested in these two things, above anything else..

@stranger..
Thanks for adding value!!

Aswin Anand said...

Enable keyboard shortcuts from "Settings" on top-right corner and then from your inbox view, press "?" key. You will get the list of all keyboard shortcuts.