- Apr 7, 2011
New Background Send feature can be enabled by accessing the Gmail Labs options available in Settings. Once you've enabled it, all you have to do is hit Send after you've composed an email and then carry on checking other emails.
Here's a condition which indeed is important - browser tab/window needs to be active while sending email. Means you need to be logged in and must have an active connection. Enabling Background Send, hitting Send button and then simply shutting down the PC or Mac won't guarantee that your mail has been sent.
In case the recipients address is not correct or if there's any other issue while sending an email in background, Gmail will show a warning message on top of your Inbox. The warning message will offer you an option to fix it instantly or fix it later. On a successful dispatch of messages, user will receive text - your message has been sent, just above the Inbox.