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OK, this is going to be a bit petty and boring, bear with me.

Recently, gmail added a “delete all messages in spam” feature, in which you, instead of clicking “select all” then clicking on Delete, now can click on “delete all messages in spam” link, then click “ok” on the Javascript dialog window that pops.

In otherwords, Google replaced a two-step action with a two-step action.
Now, mind you, it’s not that obvious that everyone would think of clicking on “select all” instead of checking each mail separately then clicking on “delete’. But then again, those people would probably miss the “delete all spam” which is another link, next to the “select all”.

All this is just to remind myself of Google’s “never delete” campaign, which, in one swoop, made them hosts to half a Giga-Byte of my life. Not that I’m worried or somefing.


Written by Erez

Thursday, July 27, 2006 at 17:29

Posted in Internet

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  1. Not exactly.
    Your usage analysis is only correct if you have one screenful of messages.
    Clicking select All only selects the messages on the screen you’re viewing. The new link, and you can find an equivalent one under Trash, is for deleting all your spam (or trash) as if they were on just one screen, regardless of how many you actually have.
    So they replaced a 2n step action by a 2 step action where n is the number of screens.


    Friday, July 28, 2006 at 8:15

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