I often forget attachments. I have the alert on, but I tend to use "Here is the document" instead of a variation of "attach" as in "The document is attached".

Can I add the phrase "here is" to the missing attachment alerter?

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    Alternately, you could use "I have included" or "I've included". I have also posted a new question to find out what all of the (default) text string possibilities are: webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/46729/… I would suggest not saying "Here is" in the first place, though. Many people would not consider something 'there' unless it is actually in the body of the e-mail. Maybe GMail is doing us a favour with this little push towards some standardization of this language. ;)
    – A.M.
    Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 15:16
  • If I could remember to use a different string, I would just use "attached" and not have to worry about it! I'm afraid I'm old and my brain has rotted out! Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 21:09

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You cannot customize this yourself.

However, you can ask Google on their Product Forums to add this behavior

See this thread.


I think Gmail's Email undo option can be useful in your case, as much as missing attachment is commonly noticed right after you sent an email.

Go to Settings.
Click the Labs tab.
Find the "Undo Send" lab and select the Enable radio button.
Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

Help page about the subject Hope it helps somehow :)

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