"gokdg evening. I Hav beeeeeen tohe pub. I STIOLL LOVE TYOU"
should be a way to prevent yourself from emailing drunken ramblings
that you really shouldn’t email, such as the example above. Bing! Oh
look, now there is.
Google’s Gmail service, which must be good
because we use it here in the Absolute Gadget offices, has launched a
new feature by the name of Mail Goggles, which prevents drunken fools
from sending their drunken foolishness to ex-partners/bosses/parents.
activated, the service forces users to answer a series of maths
questions before they can send an email. The questions are set by
default to pop up late at night over the weekend, and there is an
adjustable scale to make them harder, for those drunken maths teachers
Engineer Jon Perlow, who worked on the project, explained how he came up with the idea on the official Gmail blog.
"Sometimes I send messages I shouldn’t send. Like the time I told that
girl I had a crush on her over text message. Or the time I sent that
late night email to my ex-girlfriend that we should get back together."
"Hopefully," writes Perlow, "Mail Goggles will prevent many of you out there from sending messages you wish you hadn’t."