New in Gmail’s Labs section is a feature that’s a saving grace for anybody waiting out a big attachment or slow server. Once activated, “Background Send” lets you move on to reading and managing other messages, while Gmail continues sending your messages behind the scenes.
As if Gmail wasn’t powerful enough, you can find all sorts of goodies and extra features in Gmail Labs. The list is pretty massive, so we’ve narrowed down our 10 favourite labs to help increase your email productivity.
A helpful reader noticed a new setting in Gmail that’s popped up since the Undo Send lab appeared in Gmail. You can now change your undo buffer period to five or 20 seconds from the default 10-second wait.