Got the Wrong Bob

By Deane Barker on October 14, 2009

Stop! Gmail Feature Prevents Emailing the Wrong Person : This is a really neat idea.  I’ve emailed the wrong person before – not about anything embarrassing, but it sucks when you’re sitting around wondering why they didn’t respond, then you get a response three days later from the wrong Bob.

[…] the function suggests additional recipients for your messages based on the groups of people you email most often. Based on the same information, it will suggest a different recipient if it believes you may have included “the wrong Bob”. In other words, lets say you email a group of friends regularly about parties or the weekend, and you are about to fire off an email about skipping work on Friday to go skiing on the weekend, but one of your friends is called “John Smith”, whereas you accidentally included your boss, “John Smythe”. Not so good…