<Insert standard quip about Inbox Overload here.> I know, right? We all suffer from it. But what if you could get someone else to answer all your email? Well, if you can find such a person, Gmail has a new feature to let you grant them access to your account.
Yes, Gmail now supports full email delegation. By way of a new feature in settings, you can grant another Google account holder access to your email account. This allows another person to both send and receive emails on behalf of your account.
This feature has been available for some time for Google Apps accounts. But sometimes regular people have assistants too — or simply email addresses that they’d like multiple people to manage in a more coherent way. For example, when a message is sent from the account with access to yours, it appear as being from your address, but with include “sent by XXXX@gmail.com”. Nifty.
So, who wants to answer all my email? I can’t pay you, but you can get first look rights at hundreds of wonderful PR pitches a day. Totally worth it.
Gmail, also known as Google Mail, is a free email service provided by Google which has innovative features such as “conversation view” email threads, search-oriented interface, and plenty of free storage (almost 7.7GB). Gmail opened in private beta mode in April 2004 by invitation only. At first, invites were hard to come by and were spotted up for sale on auction sites like eBay. The email service is now open to everyone and is part of Google Apps. ...