rosgross at bigpond.net.au
Wed Jan 12 08:02:46 EST 2005
> Ros wondered...
>> I've heard of this, but don't really know what it's about.
> Gmail is a webmail service that Google has brought out relatively
> Its main selling point is that it gives you 1GB of storage space - I'm
> my account a little for my writing and editing related email and mostly as
> place to back up to. It also lets you use the Google search engine to
> the email you're looking for, rather than sorting things into folders (I'm
> not sure if this is a good thing or not, personally). Unlike, say,
> it doesn't seem to have any kind of POP3 interface (i.e. you can't use it
> through an email program like Outlook). It does put ads down the side of
> your screen, but they're all text and much easier to ignore than the ones
> all over the yahoogroups site.
> I wouldn't have bothered with it were it not for all that storage space; I
> loathe and despise webmail and am sticking to my usual account for most
> emailing. But it is nice to have somewhere to use as a back-up site.
> Currently, Gmail is still in beta-test, so the only way to get an account
> to be "invited" by an existing user.
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