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Old Sunday, November 28th, 2010   #1
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I wanted a quick and easy way to temporarily chat with some people and send test text messages without creating a new IM account.

I enabled my Gmail chat and used these settings :

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Only allowing selected contacts to see my chat and not logging the chats seems like the best configuration.
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I disable mine all the way. Just like Facebook chat. I cannot tell you how many times people 'sneak up' on me. That is I have Gmail open along with 30 other tabs and never see the message until it's to late and someone thinks I'm ignoring them.
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I decided I like the history and will use the off the record mode as needed.

I wasn't aware of that when I started. It's more helpful to drop only sensitive conversations.
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