Google tries to prevent email embarrassment
After a bad day, you write a long, rambling complaint in email form to a friend -- then almost send the missive to another contact with a name similar to your buddy's.
On Wednesday, two popular features from Gmail Labs started rolling out to all users to help curb those missteps. Dubbed "Don't forget Bob" and "Got the wrong Bob?", the features aim to "prevent you from making two common mistakes: forgetting to include someone on an email, and sending a message to the wrong person with a similar name to the person you meant to email -- like emailing Bob (your boss) instead of Bob (your friend)," according to the official Gmail blog.