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Still using GMail?
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webdevsf

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Msg#: 148 posted 9:13 pm on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Now that the hype around gmail has died down, are we still using GMail? I used it for a while, sent out some invites to friends, now i don't use it at all anymore.

No good reason, just sticking to what i have (Yahoo mail plus works fine now that they gave me 2gb, and i get pop access which is nice)

 

guisepi

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Msg#: 148 posted 9:39 pm on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Same here ...maybe is they add pop access we would use it regularly?

Teknorat

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Msg#: 148 posted 12:41 am on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm still using it at the moment.

Chndru

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Msg#: 148 posted 1:51 am on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yup. Wont change it for anything.

My email "production" went leaps and bounds since i started using Gmail. Previously, I rarely replied to my personal emails, because of cumbersome and confusing interface (never used email clients, since i had to keep switching computers).

Gmail is refreshing. It's just like chat window.

francesca

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Msg#: 148 posted 2:06 am on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

i think i'll be using it for a long time.

edit_g

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Msg#: 148 posted 2:10 am on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Sure - I'm loving it. Offered a choice between hotmail/yahoo/email.com/whatever, Gmail beats any other service hands down IMO (and it's in beta!).

Visit Thailand

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Msg#: 148 posted 2:15 am on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Got the invite but never used it. With Yahoo! now offering 100MB I have no need for it. All my business emails come into mydomain.com anyway.

Robino

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Msg#: 148 posted 2:21 am on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)


Yahoo! is too slow! I've had emails delivered up to nine hours after being sent (many times).

I use Gmail, but I wish they would make some changes.

for starters:

-Reply and forward buttons at the top of the conversation
-Delete or (move to trash) button
-HTML or some kind of formatting tools

ReuvenNY

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Msg#: 148 posted 3:05 am on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Absolutely! I redirect all my email from several other email accounts for storage and lightning fast search...

mcdove

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Msg#: 148 posted 2:30 pm on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Seems now that all the hoopala has died down some that promised larger account sizes have not done so. i.e. hotmail, excite

Yahoo went to 100 megs. Rediff offers 1 gig and Walla offers 1 gig but hotmail is still 2 megs and excite is still at 3 megs

Warren

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Msg#: 148 posted 8:48 am on Jul 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Personally, all I use my Gmail account for is testing the apperence of various commmuncations in and for some of my friends to send large movie files to.

So if anything, I am using it as a receive email account and not a send - Outlook is much more convient.

jbarr

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Msg#: 148 posted 9:05 pm on Jul 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

I've been using my Gmail account for a bit over a month, and simply won't give it up. I no longer have to worry about space, and the whole "Label" concept has totally ruined me for Folders. Such a simple, yet powerful feature.

I have to admit that I am very satisfied with the feature set and the reliability. All I really want from Gmail are two things:

1. Fix the "mangling forwarded HTML messages" problem. This would allow Gmail to be turned over to "the masses". Currently, if you receive an HTML-formatted message, if you forward it, all formatting, including images, are stripped and only the Plain Text is sent.

2. Allow a way to easily import and, most importantly, export emails. This would give me the peace-of-mind that I want.

Shak

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Msg#: 148 posted 9:25 pm on Jul 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

an instant msg application is all i want

shak

robjones

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Msg#: 148 posted 9:29 pm on Jul 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm using it everyday, it's just way quicker than Yahoo and Hotmail.
When Yahoo breaks out the Oddpost enhanced version I'll check that out, Hotmail, well, it doesn't look like there'll be anything to match Gmail there for quite a while.

caspita

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Msg#: 148 posted 9:38 pm on Jul 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm using it everyday, it's just way quicker than Yahoo and Hotmail.

Well ... that's easy to explain the reason... GMail is a beta test version that has a 'limited' under 100K number of users ... I think even my old laptop would handle that LOL (you know is a joke right?) ... you can not compare the speed at this point when Hotmail and Y! are already handling millions of users ... the only comparation can be done at the features level where I have read there are tons of nice thing in GMail.

Just don't check speed now.. it is too early for that, check speed the day G! says it has reached 10 millons of users or so... (please note that I'm not saying they wont handle that ;-), they will, they already handle +4'000 Millons of webpages) .. but I don't think is the time to say it will be faster than Hotmail or Y!.

CS.

robjones

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Msg#: 148 posted 9:44 pm on Jul 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

I should have said the speed of the interface, though I imagine Google will have the resources to handle a large volume of traffic too when the service goes out of beta ;)

Tropical Island

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Msg#: 148 posted 12:36 pm on Jul 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

We use it every day.

If I could format my e-mails with a few simple formatting tools like bold and font size we would move most of our business mail.

They just announced the importing of addresses this morning. Neat way to back up our files.

Love it.

kodaks

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Msg#: 148 posted 7:33 pm on Jul 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

I love gmail I will never trade for hotmail or yahoo even if they offer unlimited space. The text ads are way better than yahoo and hotmail's banner and image ads. I also like the idea very much of searching, instead of sorting.

krylm

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Msg#: 148 posted 10:17 pm on Jul 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

I really like it much, I redirect all my emails to Gmail and I am using it at work and at home too. Threaded view and fast javascript interface are great!

I didn't get any invitation for other users, but I love it! :o)

cuesta

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Msg#: 148 posted 7:19 am on Jul 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

Currently, Gmail is my main mail.

brotherhood of LAN

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Msg#: 148 posted 7:20 am on Jul 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

>an instant msg application is all i want

that's funny, thought you said they were going to make one ;)

BReflection

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Msg#: 148 posted 9:07 am on Jul 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

an instant msg application is all i want

shak

Google now owns an instant messenger application. hello.com. I tried to start a thread on this but apparantly its not important.

edit_g

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Msg#: 148 posted 12:48 pm on Jul 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Well ... that's easy to explain the reason... GMail is a beta test version that has a 'limited' under 100K number of users ...

That's not why it's so fast - the reason it's so fast is that they've actually been quite inovative with DHTML and everything is loaded up all at once - so it's as fast as having your email on your local machine (which, in a sense, you do).

digitalv

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Msg#: 148 posted 2:17 pm on Jul 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Google now owns an instant messenger application. hello.com. I tried to start a thread on this but apparantly its not important.

Hello isn't being marketed as an instant messenger, it's being marketed as picture sharing. That might be why no one cares ... I know it's why *I* don't care. I used ICQ back when it first came out (My ICQ # was actually under 100,000) but dropped it due to the bugs and exploits and switched to AIM - been with AIM ever since and really I don't see the need to use another one. I'm not one of those people running Trillian connected to every IM server on the planet, one is enough for me - if you want to talk to me, download the one I use.

Teknorat

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Msg#: 148 posted 6:43 am on Jul 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

AIM sucks - there seems o be more AIM hack than MSN Messenger ones. I run AIM MSN YIM! and Hello. Hello is the best :D :P

sem4u

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Msg#: 148 posted 7:34 am on Jul 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have a Gmail account but don't use it much at the moment as I still have other active webmail accounts.

shinyblue

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Msg#: 148 posted 8:46 am on Jul 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

I don't use it much at the moment because I have my normal email accounts on my machine that all my old messages are stored in but...

I really do like features such as labels instead of folders. The only problem I see with that is that you can't make sub-labels that you can hide like you can sub-folders. So you have a limited amount of real estate on that left hand bar and if you are an email-archiving freak like me that will become an issue.

I just started a joint business venture with someone and we are considering using a Gmail account for the email for that project - that way we could both answer emails and we could see the thread, kind of like a newsgroup. It has promise except for a few problems:
a) I'd like to be able to set up multiple "From" options, as well as the "Reply-to", so you could have a true seamlessness of answering messages from many projects (domains) and have them collect all under the same account.
b) If someone already has a Gmail account they'd have to log out of that one and into the joint one to access it and go back and forth. Too annoying. Ideally I would put a button for each account on the Google Toolbar, that would notify you of new mail as well. That would be uber-convenient.
c) Ideally some other group-ware features such as a basic project manager/to-do list tool would be nice. But I guess that's not the actual purpose of Gmail =)

I suppose I should just go hunting for something that is designed as groupware. But I do so like the Gmail quickness, simplicity, and features.

shinyblue

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Msg#: 148 posted 8:49 am on Jul 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Oh, and of course it it really needs the ability to import emails. That I would think would be a top priority.

limbo

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Msg#: 148 posted 9:11 am on Jul 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Still using it and loving it. I only use it for personal e-mails and when I am on the road but it is sooo easy and intuitive.

The tabbed message filter for long 'tennis' conversations is excellent. I now understand why it has to load, the speed of the UI is great.

I can't imagine it will be too long till features like labels will be applied for doze and Mac. It would make it so much quicker if I could label every file for a different domain or project or both with status and control, users and .... well the possibilities are endless.... time for M$ play catch up again and introduce this for windows explorer.

I had hotmail and yahoo and wouldn't swap it now if you paid me.

I agree with the statement above about there being no reply/delete button @ top. That would be handy.

digitalv

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Msg#: 148 posted 11:37 am on Jul 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Oh, and of course it it really needs the ability to import emails. That I would think would be a top priority.

It does. Logged in lately?

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