Sunday, November 1, 2009

Emaily 0.1: Google #wave now sends and receives email #googlewave

We are sending and receiving emails, too!

This is a major breakthrough even if the code is in a very early stage.

  • Now it does not send emails right after you submit a blip, it intelligently waits a little before sending. It even collects multiple blip changes into one email.
  • Email receiving is activated. You will get new waves from emails which are answered to your wave outgoing email address. (which is: The code for this is made by Christophe.
Please note that the version number is 0.1, so many things are still not working, but we are working on them. These are:
  • Threading: incoming emails always create a new wavelet. In the future versions, if you get an email answer to a wave, then it will just create a blip.
  • Answering to the wavelet's address. Every wavelet has an email address, and whenever someone answers to that address, it is currently not working. Emaily uses it as an outgoing email address if an email contains changes from multiple people.
  • HTML emails.
  • Receiving emails automatically. Currently wave creation is triggered only when someone does something in a wave where the robot is a participant. This is the limitation of the API, but if many people will use the robot, it is not going to be a problem. So if you are testing Emaily, and trying to receive emails, just open a wave which contained an email recipient, edit a blip and press "Done" without changing the content. It will trigger creating wavelets from emails.
  • Sending emails from your We cannot send emails from your email address currently because of security. We're trying to figure out how it would be possible.
Redirecting emails to your wave box email address

If you are brave enough, you can redirect all your emails to your wavebox. In GMail, go to Settings / Forwarding and POP/IMAP, select "Forward a copy of incoming mail to ...", write your wave incoming email address there: yourusername+ Select "keep GMail's copy in inbox" if it was not selected.

Note, that I DO NOT suggest this yet, but you can give it a try.

Happy Waving!

Balázs & Christophe


  1. Is this available on the sandbox only or on the preview as well?

  2. Hi Gabby, it is available in both places.

  3. Hi,
    I am impressed first day I heard about the "Wave" application.It has fabulous concept for online communication.By the way,Emaily 0.1 has achieved pretty good at this stage.


  4. Thanks, Dave!

    It is encouraging for us to continue working on that!