GmailGoogling Google just posted about a Gmail suggestions site that I haven’t seen before. Previously I have always referred to this suggestion site that lists about 12 different options for you to choose from. Now, however, there is another suggestion site that has way more options available!

The reason why this is important is because the new site has one option in particular that really needs to be addressed. Towards the bottom of the suggestion page (in the Helpful Additions section) you’ll see a new option called “Export messages to a CD for storage.” This is something many Gmail users would love to have because it would offer a way for us to backup our email messages in case we have to go through a catastrophic failure that some users have been plagued with.

There are many other suggestions that I wanted to choose, but they only let you pick 5 of them at a time. They even have a section dedicated to integrating Gmail with other Google services, and they want to know which services you want to see integrated the most.

After carefully going through the 45 options available I decided on the following 5:

  1. Hierarchy of Label system (i.e. sub-Labels)
  2. Control who is added to my Contacts list
  3. Ability to add or remove messages from conversations
  4. Export messages to a CD for storage
  5. Add notes to messages

A label hierarchy system would be really great because it would allow me to group similar labels, and this is something that I’ve wanted for a long time. I like having the labels instead of just folders because I can easily apply multiple labels to some messages, but my list of labels is getting too long and I need an easier way to keep my labels organized.

So which 5 features available on the list did you vote for?

Go cast your vote for the 5 best features you want in Gmail!

There Are 4 Comments

  1. Jack of all Trades

    i hope “Hierarchy of Label system” will win and also b used in google bookmarks.
    but if not, hopefully it will be in firefox Places.

  2. Here’s mine:

    1 – Hierarchy of Label system
    2 – Ability to add or remove messages from conversations
    3 – Integration with Google Reader (this would be my number 1 if we were ranking)
    4 – Export messages to a CD for storage
    5 – Rich text signatures (I’d sure like to use my little feedburner badge (easily) with Gmail.

  3. Hierarchy of Label system (i.e. sub-Labels)
    Sort messages by size, date, sender, etc.
    Ability to add or remove messages from conversations
    Delete attachments from messages
    Export messages to a CD for storage

  4. @Chris: I didnt’ see the Rich text signatures but that is something I would definitely like to see!

    @jkrebs1: Being able to delete attachments from the messages was pretty close to making my list as well, because it would cut back on the amount of storage needed for Google to save a lot of the messages that I want to keep (some of the people who send me messages attach smiley faces everytime and I hate them).

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