Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Email: What Do You Use?

I have been using gmail since it was first released via invitation only back in 2004. I still keep my Hotmail account just for junk mailings (if I need to sign up for something). However, I am extremely pleased with gmail and its philosphy that you do not have to throw away anything ever nor do you have to file things away- just search for it. This is a great tool. If you need to review an email with a key code in it or download link, just type something in the search box that was in the email and there it is. It also narrows down email addresses as you type them in (or the name associated with them) in the address field. Once you see a list of names appear, just choose the one you want- no more address book or memorizing email addresses. On top of that you have storage galore and google talk built right in. Did I mention that their spam filter is phenomenal? I don't remember the last time I had spam slip through into my inbox.

In addition to email, your google account also opens up to you the ability to utilize google calendar, google docs, and a plethora of other services.

There are also "add ons" that can turn your gmail account into a storage space for files and such. There is even one that utilizes it to run a web based operating system.

So, I say all that to ask this: who is your email client and why?

4 comments:

Craig said...

I have an extremeley old yahoo email that I use for junk. But I also have a school email and a work email. I have recently opened a gmail email account and agree with what you said. For a public email account gmail is probably the best in my opinion.

lastrow said...

Pretty happy with gmail as well...

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Aiden Tharsos said...

I have a hotmail account for mail, though I have a gmail account (not the mail portion, just the portion for blogger), and an old yahoo account that I never use anymore.

I've been thinking about getting rid of my hotmail and just using gmail b/c I'd heard such good things about it.