Going Google

Volume 12

How to Mute a Conversation

Are you tired of a long conversation/email thread that has nothing to do with you?


Simple solution is to mute it.

Select a conversation and click Mute in the 'More actions' drop-down menu. New messages added to the conversation bypass your inbox so that the conversation stays archived.


Conversation that are muted pop back into your inbox if a new message in the conversation is addressed to you and no one else, or if you're added to the "To" or "Cc" line in a new message.


Finding a muted thread

To find a muted thread just type “is:muted” in your Gmail search box.

Unmuting a conversation


Select the email, click the More actions drop-down menu and select unmute.


  • Select the email and click Move to inbox.

  • Click the X on the 'Muted' label.


Emphasise Important Words In Gchat

If you want to add extra emphasis to your comments on Gchat, you can add some basic formatting as you type. To make text bold, surround your text with asterisks (*bold*), use underscore to add italics (_italics_) and hyphens to add strikethrough (-strikethrough-).

Boomerang for Gmail

Have you ever wanted to draft an email and have it sent at a later date/time automatically? Would you like to be notified if someone doesn't respond to your email within certain time frame? Do you miss the read receipt from Lotus?


Go to: http://www.boomeranggmail.com/


Check out the Boomerang Demo Video


Click on the red “Install Boomerang” button, and then click on “add”


Restart your Internet Browser (email screen)


Compose a new email


Notice a new toolbar below your Send button:

You can select “Send Later” to send the email at a later time/date, or click the checkbox next to “Boomerang this” and tell it when to remind/notify you if the recipient has not replied.


You can manage your emails set up for Boomeranging by clicking on the “Boomerang” button on the top toolbar: