Nov 042010

This morning I was sending an email to one of my clients which should contain an attachment. I was using Gmail to send out the email but I do not aware that I actually forgot to attach the email. When I sent out the email, I was surprised that I received a pop-up message “Did you mean to attach files? You wrote Attached is in your message, but there are no files attached. Send anyway”. Luckily Gmail alert message stop me from sending the email away or else my client will ask for it again.

Refer to the sample screenshot below:

smart gmail message

I personally think that it is a really great alert message that saves me from sending an email to my clients without any attachment. I should double check the email before sending out to the clients. Luckily Gmail is smart enough to detect the wordings in my email content and remind me about it.

Experiment on Yahoo Mail Is Failed

I tried to write a same email in Yahoo Email and send it out to my email without attachment. Yahoo Email does not show any alert message like Gmail did and I received the email without attachment. Although this may be a small matter to some people but for me, I do not want my clients feel disappointed after receiving the email without attachment especially when I had mentioned it clearly in my email.

Therefore, I personally think that Yahoo Email still have some rooms to improve and it can become better if it can fix some common human error like this. By far, Gmail is still my priority free email provider and Thank you Gmail for making my life easier.

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