Yes,Goggle made it possible now you can access Gmail even when you’re offline.The big deal is that you can now access and
use Gmail offline, that is without Internet connection. Obviously, you will not be able to send any emails while you’re offline, but atleast you can read them, and any emails that you send during this time will be queued up and delivered the moment you get back online.This is how it is possible.
- To be able to access Gmail account offline, you’ll need to first download and install Google Gears. If you’re using Google’s Chrome browser, though, you can relax since Chrome comes with Gears installed by default.
- After you have Gears installed, just go to Settings->Labs and enable the Offline feature.
Click on Offline and Google Gears will throw a warning at you that some website named http://mail.googlle.com is trying to access Gears. Since I was quite sure that it’d harmless, I let the website access Gears and you should probably do the same.
Now google will be able to store and access information on your computer
At this point, Gmail will begin downloading what it thinks are the most important emails to you
At any rate, Gears will download about 10000 of your latest emails, not counting the Trash and Spam folder so this should be enough for most of us.
Gears will also offer to create a shortcut for Gmail on the desktop. With this shortcut, you can login Gmail in offline mode right from your desktop.
The Offline Gmail feature also includes a very cool Flanky connection mode. In this mode, you can continue using Gmail as you normally would and Gmail will automatically determine if you are online or offline, without the user ever knowing about it.
If you send any emails in this mode and you’re offline, Gmail will keep them in the outbox and send them as soon as you come back online, and you’ll never even come to know about your connection status. You should always keep this option checked. To enable the flaky connection mode, click on the Offline Gmail icon next to the Settings link.
This is without any doubt, one of the best things to happen to webmail. With our ever increasing dependence on services based “in the cloud”, the Gmail team has taken the lead in letting the users have access to their data, whether they’re connected to the cloud or not. This, in my opinion, can only be a good thing.