How To Enable Google Mail Googles [With Pictures]

10 10 2008

While looking at my blog stats it would seem that some people are looking to know how to activate Google’s newest attention-grabber Mail Goggles. It then dawned on me that all the stories I have read about it talk about what it does, but not how to turn it on. So I thought I’d help with my step-by-step guide…

Step 1: Log into your Gmail account
Log into your Gmail account by going to or, you choose, and enter your username and password.

Step 2: Go to your settings page
From your inbox, access your settings page. The link to this is (on my gmail account anyway) next to the ‘sign out’, ‘help’ and ‘older version’ links.

Step 3: Go to the Labs page
In your settings page there are options – or tabs – at the top. One of those tabs is the link to the Labs section. Click this.

Step 4: Enable Google Mail Goggles
Scroll down the Lab options until you reach Mail Goggles. Click on ‘enable’, scroll down to the bottom of the page and clikc the ‘Save Changes’ button.

You will now see the small green test tube alongside your email address and the ‘settings’ links et al.

Step 5: Configuring Google’s Mail Goggles
Now Mail Goggles is active on your account with its basic settings. To customise the settings to your style of drunken internetting, go back to the settings page. This time the Goggles are under the General tab, which is open when you enter the Setting page.

Yuo can change the days active, the tmie active and the difficulty of the maths questions.

Step 6: Testing Mail Goggles
Go have a play! Maybe try sending them to yourself, not your boss, just in case it doesn’t work for you!

Hopefully this helps out all those people looking to enable Google’s Mail Goggles feature. If you found this helpful, let us know by leaving a comment! 🙂

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One response

14 11 2008

WAY cool – thanks for the helpful info!

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