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How To Set Up Gmail Meter To Get Useful Email Stats

Gmail Meter is an unofficial Google Apps script which generates some useful statistics about your Gmail account. If you’re curious about the specifics of your email activity, this can be quite useful. And if  you’re not too curious about your Gmail stats, it’s still fun and interesting to use.

How To Use Gmail Meter

First of all, log in to your Google Docs account and create a new spreadsheet.

Gmail Meter install

Then go toTools and then Script Gallery.

Gmail Meter install script manager

Search for Gmail Meter and install it — you’ll need to Authorize it before moving further.

Gmail Meter install script

You’ll notice that you have a new menu in Spreadsheets, called Gmail Meter. Go into that and hit Get a Report.

Gmail Meter installed

You get a choice between a monthly report and a custom one. The monthly report will send you a new report on the first day of each month, and could be a good idea if you want an outlook of everything, on a constant basis.

Gmail Meter report

A custom report allows you to specify the time period for which you would like a report.

Gmail Meter install custom

That’s it, you can now close the spreadsheet. Once the report is done, you’ll get an email of it. The email is filled with tons of interesting stats, like the number of conversations you’ve had, and the important stats like the top recipients and senders.

gmail meter important

You also get a breakdown of traffic, as well as email categories in a clean, easy to read pie chart.

gmail meter categories

Also included is a stat telling you the average time until you respond to messages, as well as the time until you get responses.

gmail meter response time

Another stat refers to the average length of your messages, if you actually care about that.

gmail meter length

All in all, tons of interesting stuff you can get on a monthly basis.

And if you prefer to view those emails on Google Chrome, on your iOS device, know that you can always jailbreak it with
with Evasi0n
, or if it’s pre-iOS 6.0, with GreenP0ison.

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2 Responses to How To Set Up Gmail Meter To Get Useful Email Stats

  1. Ryan Kulp July 23, 2013 at 6:42 am #

    I’m from the Gmail Meter team… thanks for the shout!

    We also have an easier process that just requires authorizing an application from our website:
    gmailmeter.com

    Cheers,

    Ryan

    • Bogdan Bele July 23, 2013 at 7:51 am #

      My pleasure! It’s a useful one.

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