See this article by my Google colleague Srinivas Annam that outlines the availability of GMail Filters from the basic HTML interface. This was the final piece that remained to convince me to use my GMail account for email --- now, keeping the GMail Inbox clean and free of clutter has become a snap.
To go with this, I've added a few smart URL templates to
Emacspeak's Web Command Line.
Once you've signed in, you can use
to type a search term, and find matching mesages.
Note that GMail uses CSS class
to tag the actual contents of a message. You can use this to
advantage by hitting
on a message link, and specifying
msg as the class
value to filter the message.
At some point I'll add a couple of Emacspeak wizards for creating filters; the present HTML interface is still a bit too click intensive for my liking. But cudos to Srinivas for doing the hard work that lets me discover the pain points in the HTML interface; until now these were completely invisible to me since I couldn't use GMail from the Emacspeak environment.
Emacs/W3 note: Note that signing in to GMail from the main
GMail screen defeats W3.
An easy work-around, and something that is more efficient anyway
is to use
glogin.xml form found in Emacspeak --- use
C-e ?/ in Emacspeak to pick that form.
Once you're signed in to Google, you can:
- Open your inbox
- Perform searches to find the message you want