Tell your contacts where you sent your g-mail from

Wed 11 February 2009 08:36, Editors

Tell your contacts where you sent your g-mail from

The Google Gmail-team has announced yet another feature for Gmail users. Now you can automatically add your location to the signature of your e-mail. With that you can tell your receivers where you are at the moment you send the e-mail.

You can compare the feature to the ‘time-stamp’ a lot of e-mail systems provide or the ‘sent from my iPhone’ or ‘Sent from my Blackberry’ the mobile devices have. It seems a nice feature but whether it’s really useful?

The feature will probably be used most by those who travel a lot and like to show it off. However there is a glitch to the feature. The feature uses your IP address it may not always be accurate. Using the wifi on Heathrow Airport in London for example may let your receivers think you are in Germany. If you use Gears in your browser this should be resolved. Then again for those who want people to think they are in a different place than they actually are this inaccuracy can be useful.


To activate the feature, turn on Location in Signature from the Labs tab under Settings, then go to your signature preferences and check the box next to "Append your location to the signature.". I’m in Holland right now but I cannot turn on this feature yet so likely this is launched only in the UK-version.

Comments (1)


    • Christian

    I cant activate this function at my account... (Germany...)

    Wo 11 feb 2009, 14:13


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