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Old 07-31-2007, 02:55 PM   #1
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Question(s) for those who use Gmail

How do you like it? How would you rank it in comparison to other email services like Yahoo, Lycos, etc.? Got any complaints?
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:15 PM   #2
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I love it. I use it as my main email (I also have aol, earthlink, and hotmail accounts). It's easy to use, allows large attachments, has a lot of storage, keeps sent mail until you delete it (as opposed to 30 days). I've never had it not be accessible.
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:27 PM   #3
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I like it. Sometimes I go through and delete stuff, but I think I have 700 messages in there right now and have barely dented my capacity. And all of what indra said.
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Old 08-01-2007, 02:51 AM   #4
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I like it alot - it's easy to organize/archive my emails with two clicks once my folders are setup. iGoogle is really cool as well - I can select how I want my gmail desktop to look like and what I want displayed (news, interests, pics, etc.).

I also use the picasaweb photo web album where I upload pics that I want to share either with the public or limit them to specific folks.

Good stuff....
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:25 AM   #5
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I love it, there's lots of storage, it's clean and simple looking and easy to use. And, I hooked it up to grab emails from my University email account, so I don't have to check 4 or 5 different accounts.
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Old 08-01-2007, 03:37 PM   #6
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it's my favorite of all the email services i've tried:
university web mail
other university web mail
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:00 PM   #7
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no comparison. Little spam, the filters work extremely well. It's always up, iGoogle is great ecpecially the custom features and all my mail comes through there. I actually forgot my school e-mail info cause I never used it.
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Old 08-01-2007, 07:50 PM   #8
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I absolutely love it, have 3 different accounts.
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:36 PM   #9
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I actually like it the least

I prefer yahoo and hotmail.
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Old 08-02-2007, 08:10 PM   #10
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Gmail is far and away the best:

-best search function (hello, it's made by google)
-better spam filter
-more storage
-easy organization, both labels and conversations
-larger attachments
-the rest of the services offered by a -google account
-gchat
-did i mention conversations? they're like tabbed browsing, once you go to conversations you just can't go back.
-even the ads - when i'm on a computer without an ad blocker i get totally amused by the stuff in the margins, which is automated, scanning an email for words and presenting adds based on the words. You call your friend a "chicken" in the email and you get chicken recipes. You call your boyfriend "baby" and you get links to child rearing sites and stores that sell baby clothes. I usually don't notice the ads but they can provide great comedy.
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:29 PM   #11
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It's really good. I have all my school mail forwarded to Gmail automatically and it works like a charm.
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:43 PM   #12
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Originally posted by Varitek
scanning an email for words and presenting adds based on the words. You call your friend a "chicken" in the email and you get chicken recipes. You call your boyfriend "baby" and you get links to child rearing sites and stores that sell baby clothes. I usually don't notice the ads but they can provide great comedy.
A lot of privacy advocates don't like that feature. I feel that email content should be reasonably private as well.
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Old 08-04-2007, 04:26 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the input. I signed up a couple days ago and love it. I haven't recieved any spam at all either, which is amazing compared to Yahoo.
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Old 08-09-2007, 06:41 PM   #14
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Originally posted by Varitek
Gmail is far and away the best:

-best search function (hello, it's made by google)
-better spam filter
-more storage
-easy organization, both labels and conversations
-larger attachments
-the rest of the services offered by a -google account
-gchat
-did i mention conversations? they're like tabbed browsing, once you go to conversations you just can't go back.
-even the ads - when i'm on a computer without an ad blocker i get totally amused by the stuff in the margins, which is automated, scanning an email for words and presenting adds based on the words. You call your friend a "chicken" in the email and you get chicken recipes. You call your boyfriend "baby" and you get links to child rearing sites and stores that sell baby clothes. I usually don't notice the ads but they can provide great comedy.
Absolutely the best. I have no reason 2 use anything else.
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:44 PM   #15
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I find the way that the email threads are "nested" to be kind of annoying. And trying to find some of the functions isn't very intuitive, you have to play around a bit. But it's not bad. The Spam filter works much better than the Yahoo one - Gmail has never told me I won the UK Lottery, for example.
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