I was traveling a few months back from Hyderabad to Delhi in a flight back home. But before take off itself we were instructed to switch our cell phones so as to avoid any problems because of waves of the phone’s connection carrier.
This excellent feature works in three steps:
1.) Activate the newly launched ‘offline Gmail’ feature under Labs tab. Once this feature in turned on, Gmail will download a local cache of your mail. Until you are connected to the network, that cache is synchronized with Gmail’s servers.
2.) After disconnection, Gmail will automatically switch to offline mode, and all the data shall be stored on your computer’s hard drive instead of the information sent across the network.
3.) Here comes the offline capability of Gmail handy. Now you can read messages, star and label them, and do all of the things you’re used to doing while reading your webmail online.
Any messages you send while offline will be placed in your outbox(very much like Outlook Express) and automatically sent the next time Gmail detects a connection.
Note: Offline Gmail is still an early experimental feature, so don’t be surprised if you run into some kinks that haven’t been completely ironed out yet.