Gmail Tips and Tricks – Select multiple messages

How many times you have spent your time selecting each message one by one?

It is very hard sometimes to click on each check box to select a group of messages. This is a common problem with all the web based emails. But Gmail (Google mail) offers a simple feature to defeat this obstacle.

Click the check box of top message and click the check box of the bottom message holding “Shift” key, you will see all the messages selected.

So if you want to select about 3 or more continuous messages, stop clicking each check boxes, Simply hold the shift key and click the top and bottom check boxes of the messages.

Below is the simple demo of how it works.

Gmail Shift Select Check Box
Gmail Shift Select Check Box

If you have any questions or suggestions, please post a comment.

Dave 🙂

Gmail Tips and Tricks – Dots in your email address

What is your gmail ID? and What else is your Gmail ID?

If you have an email ID without any dot, you can enjoy this feature

For example, My Gmail ID is

You can actually send emails to (See the dots in between)


You can send emails to

  • All the emails sent to the above addresses will be delivered to
  • So I register 1 account without dots in and add the dots later wherever I want

So if your gmail ID is johnsmith, you can let your friends know that your email id is John.Smith, add the dots wherever you want.

If you have any question or suggestion, please post a comment.

Dave 🙂