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Gmail feature lets recipients know where you are coming from

Posted on: February 11, 2009

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Google has added an experimental feature to Gmail that automatically lets the recipient of your e-mails know where you penned your missive. New Gmail feature lets the recipients of your e-mails know where you were when you wrote to them.

To try it, 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.”

It’ll use your public IP address to determine your location, so it may not always be that accurate. For example, if you’re at Heathrow airport, IP detection may put you in Germany. If you want more accurate location detection, make sure your browser has a version of Gears that supports the location module. That way, Gears can make use of wi-fi access point signals to recognize that you’re actually in London.

Example

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