13 February 2008

Store arbitrary documents in Google-Mail

Just in case you want to store some documents (or mails) online (and you don't mind the Google guys beeing able to search it...):

OpenLoops gives a nice tip for this - just send the document to your own gmail address, but instead of sending to
yourname@gmail.com
you now send to
yourname+docs@gmail.com
... the string "+docs" is ignored by gmail - and you can use a simple filter rule to add a label to all those mails...


Update (March 11th 2008): Some people asked, wether it is safe to store documents in GMail. IMHO it is not. I would currently not store any sensitive information there (nor at any other online-location!). But not every document is really sensitive...

3 comments:

Santosh said...

Thank you for the storage info. It works- I have tested it. But is it private ?

Dr. Gernot Starke said...

Santosh,

imho everything you store with google (all your mails and documents) are easily searchable...

Judge for yourself wether it's private enough for you. I won't store any sensitive data there... neither on or with any other internet-based service...

regards,
Gernot

Jogos said...

The idea is great for storing documents. I need to store a lots of documents daily. So, I guess it'd be helpful for me. But, like santosh, i have similar question, is it private?