Check who you're sending your e-mails to, Gmail's auto-complete is broken

Check who you're sending your e-mails to, Gmail's auto-complete is broken

SINGAPORE - Before you click that "send" button in Gmail, double check the recipient field again. This is because Gmail's auto-complete function for e-mail addresses is broken at the moment.

First reported in engadget and TechCrunch, people have been noticing that Gmail's auto-complete is suggesting contacts that you don't e-mail often, instead of those that you do.

The danger here is sending e-mail messages to the wrong parties. The results could range from mild awkwardness to leaked company secrets.

Google tweeted about two hours ago that they've identified the issue and are working on a fix.

Until it's fixed, it's wise to double check the "To" field in your e-mails, lest you send some grouses at work to the wrong people.

sinsh@sph.com.sg

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