Gmail Screenshots

Thanks to Charlie Rosenberg, I was able to get a gmail account. Gmail is pretty impressive. Lots have been said already… and from the end-user non-programmer point of view, I can very much say that Gmail is going to cause a mass-migration of hotmail and yahoo mail users. Its lightning fast, got a clean/userfriendly UI, and works on Mozilla too 🙂 (I have not tested it out on Opera as yet). Whats amazing with gmail, is that it provides keyboard shortcuts, which makes it appear like a normal desktop email client.


The Main Gmail Screen:

GMail - General Appearance

Composing a mail

Composing a mail

Composing in a New Window
clicking on the blue-arrow opens a new window, with the composition screen.

Click the blue icon to compose in a new window

Composing a mail in new window

Address Auto-complete

Gmail stores the sent and received email addresses. Using javascript, it autocompletes the addresses, in the compose window:
Addressbook Autocomplete

Addressbook Autocomplete

Spell Checker

Spell Check

No Spelling Errors

Cancel Sending mail

If any links on the left clicked while composing the mail, it confirms with the user if it can proceed, before heading there. Very useful in case you click any other meny by mistake.
Cancel Sending Mail


During the whole phase of testing, I got only one error, maybe, I think when the system was overloaded.

rndc: the key is invalid

While starting named, or when running /etc/rc.d/init.d/named status, you get the following error:
rndc: connection to remote host closed This may indicate that the remote server is using an older version of the command protocol, this host is not authorized to connect, or the key is invalid.

Run rndc-confgen.
running rndc-confgen would ouput something like this:
# Start of rndc.conf
key “rndc-key” {
algorithm hmac-md5;
secret “lYzcmf255w8BC6PHTSYCQA==”;

options {
default-key “rndc-key”;
default-port 953;
# End of rndc.conf

# Use with the following in named.conf, adjusting the allow list as needed:
# key “rndc-key” {
# algorithm hmac-md5;
# secret “lYzcmf255w8BC6PHTSYCQA==”;
# };
# controls {
# inet port 953
# allow {; } keys { “rndc-key”; };
# };
# End of named.conf

do as mentioned in the output, that is, copy the rndc.conf part to /etc/rndc.conf (of course, remove all the existing entries)
in /etc/named.conf, remove the existing key and controls section, and paste the one from the output of rndc-confgen.
restart named (/etc/rc.d/init.d/named restart).
This fixes the issue