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Xoopit for Gmail (Firefox Friday)

As your email inbox grows in size, after a while managing it can be quite a tedious task. And even worse is if you attempt to search for attachements in there. This is why Xoopit is a real blessing!

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Themes for your Gmail

If you’re bored of the plain old white Gmail background, then one option is to use the Better Gmail Firefox extension which added a few themes. Gmail now comes with several different skins that you can use to beautify your inbox. In a quote from their blog post: We wanted to go beyond simple color customization, so out of the 30 odd themes we’re launching today, there’s a shiny theme with chrome styling, another one that turns your inbox into a retro notepad, nature themes that change scenery over time, weather driven themes that can rain on your mailbox, and fun characters to keep you in good company.

AIM Chat now in Gmail

In a spectacular new development, you can now sign in to your AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) account to chat with your AIM buddies from Gmail. Your AIM buddies will populate your Contacts list, and are searchable just like your Google Talk contacts.

Gmail is now Open To All

For as long as Gmail has existed, it has been an invite only, which meant that you couldn’t get an account unless you managed to find some kind soul to invite you for one. During the early days invites were rare and you could even find them for sale on eBay. I remember getting my invite from some forum with the condition I had to give back, which I did.

Use Gmail to check your other accounts

The What’s New page on Gmail lists a new feature being offered by Gmail. Get mail from other accounts Now Gmail can check for the mail you receive at your other email accounts. You can retrieve your mail (new and old) from up to five other email accounts and have them all in Gmail.