Gmail’s Attachment Preview Function
You can preview most file attachments, including images, audio files, PDFs, video clips, and so on, without taking up space on your computer. This function is handy because there are many attachments you really don’t need to save. For example, if someone sends you a Word document that they want you to read, you can just preview it right there, then reply to the email without ever downloading the file.
Email attachments are also easily integrated into Google Drive, so, if you don’t want the attachment taking up space on your hard drive, you can save it directly to your Google account. This function allows you to delete the email but still revisit the attachment whenever and from wherever you want.
- Open the message with the attachment you want to preview.
- Using your pointer, hover over the attachment thumbnail, and select the attachment file name.
- You can now look at, read, watch, or listen to the attachment without downloading it.
- Several options appear on the upper part of the screen. You can open the document in Google Docs or another application; save to Google Drive; print; download; show details; or open in a new window. Select the appropriate icon to perform one of these actions.
If you have certain apps attached to your Google account, you can perform other functions as well. For example, some apps enable you to split PDF files. You can preview a PDF attachment and select the app to extract pages out of it.
- To return to your message, select the arrow in the upper-left portion of the preview screen.
How to check whether the link is genuine in Gmail?
When you receive any email which consist of links, do not directly click on to it. The link can be anything malware featured which could end up damaging or steal your information. Following is such phishing technique which we face sometime in our daily life. We see the link in blue color seems exciting and we trusted and develop some trust and we click. That’s not a good practice to stay safe in online when it comes to internet age.
We received the mail and what we have to do is just hover the mouse over the link and but do not click. We will see the original destination of the link when we hover on the link here it will take us to “www.badguys.com” but not “www.dalailama.com”
Technique to check whether the site is malware or not by using VirusTotal.
VirusTotal inspects items with over 70 antivirus scanners and URL/domain blacklisting services, in addition to a myriad of tools to extract signals from the studied content. Any user can select a file from their computer using their browser and send it to VirusTotal. VirusTotal offers a number of file submission methods, including the primary public web interface, desktop uploaders, browser extensions and a programmatic API. The web interface has the highest scanning priority among the publicly available submission methods. Submissions may be scripted in any programming language using the HTTP-based public API.
Select the URL
After entering the URL hit enter and you will get report bewlow.
NOTE: It is highly recommended to use VirusTotal if you feel a file or URL is some kind of malware.