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GMail Offline Mode

posted Nov 26, 2009, 9:33 AM by Thiyagaraaj M   [ updated Nov 25, 2009, 11:02 PM ]

Overview

                Now Gmail is working fully in offline mode.It is replacing the Outlook Express,Window Mail, and Mozila Thunderbird.
Once you turn on the GMail Offline mode, Gmail uses Gears to download a local cache of your mail. When you are connected to the network, then your local cache is synchronized with Gmail's servers. When you line get disconnected, Gmail automatically switches to offline mode, and it uses the information stored on your local disk of your computer. You can read,write and delete messages.You can star and label them also as you do in online . Sending messages in offline is also possible.The message that  you send will be placed in your outbox and it automatically sends the message to relevant email address when the Gmail detects a connection next time.


And if you're on an unreliable or slow connection, you can choose to use "flaky connection mode," which is somewhere in between: it uses the local cache as if you were disconnected, but still synchronizes your mail with the server in the background. Our goal is to provide nearly the same browser-based Gmail experience whether you're using the data cached on your computer or talking directly to the server. 

You can make offline Gmail available by following these steps:

    • Click Settings and click the Labs tab.
    • Select Enable next to Offline Gmail.
    • Click Save Changes.
    • After your browser reloads, you'll see a new "Offline 0.3" link in the upper righthand corner of your account, next to your username. Click this link to start the offline set up process and download Gears if you don't already have it.