Google introduces Gmail MeterBy Hanleigh Daniels 20 April 2012 | Categories: news
Ever wanted to know more about your emails, for instance, what is the peak time that you send or receive messages, and if you reply to your mails in a timely fashion? Well, now Gmail users are able to find the answers to these questions, courtesy of Google’s new Gmail Meter tool.
Gmail Meter is an Apps Script that runs on the first day of every month, sending out an email that contains various statistics about their Gmail Inboxes. These detailed statistics enables Gmail users to analyse their email habits and sharpen certain aspects if need be.
Included in this monthly emailed report is volume statistics that show the number of important as well as starred messages you received, emails sent, and threaded conversations users replied to etc.
How to setup Gmail Meter
To activate Gmail Meter, you have to go to Google Docs and create a new Spreadsheet document. Next you click on “Tools”, followed by “Script Gallery”. In the Scrip Gallery search bar type in “Gmail Meter” and then click on “Install”. You will now see a new menu item dubbed Gmail Meter in the spreadsheet. Click on “Gmail Meter” and then “Get a Report”. For more details check out the tutorial video posted below.
In related news, Google also recently launched its Gmail SMS Chat service in South Africa, which enables Gmail users on a PC to chat with mobile phone users via SMS, for free.
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