If you find it difficult to separate yourself from your Gmail account, either because you prefer messaging or you are forced to be constantly online because of the business activities, then it may be a problem when you don’t have the internet connection. However, Google has implemented a solution, and it is Gmail Offline which is a Google Chrome add-on that can be downloaded from the Chrome Web store. Using this extension on the Chrome, you can read received emails and prepare the reply to send it when you’re back online. This guide will show you how to use Gmail Offline.
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How To Use Gmail Offline
If you received an important email, and you lost the connection at the moment, Gmail Offline will help you. To install and configure Gmail Offline, follow these instructions:
Open Google Chrome web browser.
Click on the menu icon (three lines) and click on “More tools” < “Extensions”. Scroll down and click on the link “Get more extensions”. In the search field on the top-left, type “Gmail Offline” and install it by pressing “Add to Chrome”.
After the installation is complete, click on “Visit Website” and you will be redirected to Gmail Offline page where you will be asked if you want to allow offline email. Click on “Allow offline mail” and you will be redirected to the next screen, similar to Gmail interface when you are online.
To write an email in offline mode, simply click on compose button at the top of the screen. In the new window that opens, you can write a new email and even add the attachment, but, of course, you can’t send it until you’re back online.
On the left, you can see the menu button, and when you press on it, you can view all your received, sent and draft emails. By clicking on the gear icon on the right, you can change the settings.
You can’t expect that Gmail Offline is perfect. It has some limitations.
With this app, you can only view emails that you already received when you have been online.
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