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GMail’s feature – Negligence in webpages

Monday, February 18, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

I don’t know how many of you know about a feature in GMail which allows multiple user ids with a combination of your user id and the symbol ‘+’. πŸ™‚ .

For example, consider a username myusername@gmail.com – for this username all the combinations such as

myusername+plusworks@gmail.com,

myusername+anything_underscorealso_works@gmail.com,

myusername+dot.also.works@gmail.com,…

works and all the emails sent to these user ids would be delivered to your inbox with myusername@gmail.com. Cool right πŸ™‚

Ok, now you say that we long knew about this feature.

But the fact is that not many of the websites accept this feature as part of the inputs that it take. Even the prominent email clients such as rediffmail doesn’t accept this as a valid email id in its to, cc, bcc fields in the compose mail option.

Invalid email error - Rediffmail.com

Most of the web pages doesn’t accept such email ids as valid email ids and reject your inputs without even considering them.

I feel that this is a very useful feature as far as I’m concerned, which makes it easy to index, filter and search your emails in the inbox. With the asynchronous (AJAXian) approach of the GMail gives you hassle free navigation, easy browsing through different pages and best in the class search features this adds to its pros as a very usable email clients that exists now.

My first email client that I was using was rediffmail, slowly moved to yahoo and now I slowly started migrating from all of these to GMail due to the powerful features that it offers.

We as techies πŸ™‚ should bring this to light and should revolutionize, wake the web world up to upgrade itself to the latest technological advancements that occur constantly.

I hope you all will raise a helping hand and support this. πŸ™‚

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