Ashik’s IT Thoughts

November 10, 2007

GMail 2.0 and Windows Live Hotmail

Filed under: Web — Tags: , , , — ashikuzzaman @ 4:45 am

I have been using the newer version of GMail for the last few days and I like it very much. The first thing I noticed is that it’s faster than the older version. But the feature that I liked most is the Filter Messages like these action. Its wonderful and is saving me so many more minutes everyday. The other new action Mute takes out the message from my inbox, but I am not sure whether it archives it or deletes it do what with it. The replies by you are marked with a > sign in a discussion thread to easily distinguish between your responses vs the others responses. And of course the Contacts section has changed significantly in terms of visual appearance compared to other parts of the GMail. The embedded google talk now gives optionto show the list of contacts to chat in different sizes – tiny, small, medium, large.

MicroSoft made its Windows Live Hotmail available for general registration. I tool my new live id . At first look, I think the calendar, calendar sharing and task integration in it will be useful. They are giving 5 GB space to start with which is cool. Let’s see how it goes.



  1. how did u get the brand-new version of gmai?

    Comment by Raya — November 11, 2007 @ 7:08 am

  2. Raya, Google is giving it phase by phase. As my gmail account is quite ancient, probably that’s why I got earlier than you. Wait a few days and you will see a link “Newer Version” in the top right corner. Click it and experience the new GMail.

    Comment by ashikuzzaman — November 11, 2007 @ 4:27 pm

  3. I had been using the newer version without knowing it…when I tried to find the newer version link after reading your post, I got the “Older version” link :)…When did google released the new version ?

    Comment by Sajid — November 11, 2007 @ 8:00 pm

  4. OK…sorry…I think I’m still using the older version 😦

    Comment by Sajid — November 11, 2007 @ 8:07 pm

  5. Hi Ashik:

    I’m a chess blogger in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Sorry to clutter your IT blog with unrelated matter but I was hoping that you wouldn’t mind. The following relates to a feature that you’ve used on your chess blog.

    A friend of mine and I have started a chess blog. It can be found at We tried to make use of the Chess Publisher online game viewer for our blog but without success. We were able to copy the pgn game into the appropriate field, hightlight and copy the html to a blog entry, view it on the preview panel and then … an error.

    The error read “Your HTML cannot be accepted: Tags cannot enclose tags”
    Is this an easily fixable problem … perhaps some settings on my blog are incorrect or something simple like that?

    The html that was cut and pasted read as follows:

    Any idea what’s going wrong here? Can it be remedied?

    Much thanks in advance for any advice!

    yours truly,

    Nigel Hanrahan
    Winnipeg, MB Canada.

    Comment by Nigel Hanrahan — November 19, 2007 @ 3:04 pm

  6. I believe it should be easily fixable. Look at my chess blog, particularly this game where I used chess publisher using my blogger account –

    Right now I am in work and hence dont have time, but you try once again fresh and if it doesn’t work, give a response to that blog entry so that I can add a step by step instruction in that comments section for you.

    Comment by ashikuzzaman — November 19, 2007 @ 3:17 pm

  7. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Incorporeity.

    Comment by Incorporeity — June 19, 2008 @ 3:14 am

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