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Offline Gmail On Your Desktop With Google Gears (Experimental)

This is a little off topic but I know a ton of you are using Google’s Gmail for email on your BlackBerry. Since I started using Gmail I have wanted a way to use my email offline when I am not connected to the internet. POP3 was dreadful and IMAP just was not the same. I just saw on the official Gmail Blog that Google is now rolling out offline support for Gmail as of yesterday.

NOTE: This will only be available currently for users of Gmail in US or UK English

The new feature will start being rolled out to everybody and you should have it by the end of the week at the latest. If you don’t see it under the Labs tab yet, it should be there soon. Once you see it, just follow these steps to get started:

  1. Click Settings and click the Labs tab.
  2. Select Enable next to Offline Gmail.
  3. Click Save Changes.
  4. After your browser reloads, you’ll see a new "Offline" link in the upper right-hand corner of your account, next to your username. Click this link to start the offline set up process and download Gears if you don’t already have it.

Check out the details on the Gmail blog

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  1. This is the same behavior given to GMail Mobile for BlackBerry since version 2.0.6 right?
    Basic offline support: Can’t get a signal? Not a problem. You can compose and read your most recent emails even when there is no signal. Also, any outgoing messages will be saved in the outbox on your phone and sent automatically when you’re back in coverage.

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