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ROSLYN rosgross at bigpond.net.au
Wed Jan 12 08:02:46 EST 2005


Thanks, Dorian...

Ros

> 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 
> recently.
> Its main selling point is that it gives you 1GB of storage space - I'm 
> using
> my account a little for my writing and editing related email and mostly as 
> a
> place to back up to.  It also lets you use the Google search engine to 
> find
> 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, 
> hotmail,
> 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 
> is
> to be "invited" by an existing user.
>
> HTH
>
> Dorian.
>
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