The first book to unlock the true power behind Gmail, "Hacking Gmail" will immediately appeal to Google and Gmail fans. This is serious, down-and-dirty, under-the-hood, code-level hacking that will have readers eliminating the default settings, customizing appearance, disabling advertising, and taking control over their Gmail accounts. It covers turning Gmail into an online hard drive for backing up files, using it as a blogging tool, and even creating customized Gmail tools and hacks. It shows readers how to check their Gmail without visiting the site; use Gmail APIs in Perl, Python, PHP, and other languages, or create their own; and maximize Gmail as a host for message boards, photo galleries, even a blog.
- Mixed media product | 284 pages
- 188 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 453.6g
- 30 Jan 2006
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
- Foster City, United States
Table of contents
Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part I: Starting to Use Gmail. Chapter 1: Desktop Integration. Chapter 2: Integrating Your Existing Mail. Chapter 3: Gmail Power Tips. Part II: Getting Inside Gmail. Chapter 4: Skinning Gmail. Chapter 5: How Gmail Works. Chapter 6: Gmail and Greasemonkey. Chapter 7: Gmail Libraries. Chapter 8: Checking for Mail. Chapter 9: Reading Mail. Chapter 10: Sending Mail. Part III: Conquering Gmail. Chapter 11: Dealing with Labels. Chapter 12: Addressing Addresses. Chapter 13: Building an API from the HTML-Only Version of Gmail. Chapter 14: Exporting Your Mail. Chapter 15: Using Gmail to. Chapter 16: Using GmailFS. Appendix: Long Code Listings. Index.
About Ben Hammersley
Armed only with a PowerBook and some fine pipe tobacco, Ben Hammersley is a journalist, writer, explorer, and an errant developer and explainer of semantic web technology. He's also liable to spread his dirty, dirty words over at The Guardian. As an Englishman of the cliched sort, Ben's angle brackets always balance, and his tweed is always pressed. He's not worn trousers for six months now. Ask him about it sometime.