Gmail

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 20 votes

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  • Version:
    Not available
  • Total Downloads:
    9,195
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 06, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13
  • Platform:
    Webware
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Editors' Review

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Gmail is Google's Web-based e-mail service. It was one of the first e-mail services to offer users 1GB of storage space for their e-mails at a time when others were offering just a few megabytes. Google's philosophy with Gmail is to aim for the needs of power users. That might sound like foolishly overlooking the much larger mainstream market, but it's actually preparing them for the future: given the increasing importance of Internet communications, an ordinary user tomorrow will face the same challenges as a power user today.

In the strictest sense, Gmail brings the paper-pushing productivity style of yesterday into the computer age. Thanks to Gmail's handy labeling feature, which is a big reason the service became so popular, most messages you care about can be already organized with labels automatically as they arrive. You can read and reply if necessary, and after that, it's a simple task to just plop messages into a giant archive with no pesky manual filing. They can then be retrieved easily via search or labels.

Also worth mentioning are the filters, which are automated tasks Gmail performs before you even touch your e-mail. Instead of having to manually move mail from your partner to a particular folder, you can set Gmail to attach the appropriate label to any message from that person. You can also set up any message that contains a particular word (or words) to be automatically labeled in a given way. This means organizational drudgery is down and findability is up. Filters can also forward, delete, and archive mail automatically. And when you set them up, it applies them to the existing archive, which helps ensure e-mail stays organized even years after you received it. Add to this Gmail's fast and thorough search functionality, and you have a free Web-based client worth checking out.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"I want to be the only one reading my email."

August 27, 2013  |  By David N.

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Pros

None versus other services. Many drawbacks though.

Cons

No privacy. The head of Google said you should have no expectation of privacy on the Internet. He should know as google's servers read every email so they can bombard you with advertising. Who knows what else they do with your information.

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5 stars

"Excellent Online Mail Service!!"

December 25, 2012  |  By winstonebook

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Pros

Good spam filtering, and simple to use.

Cons

A little cluttered. Outlook.com can be a little better than this.

Summary

BEST EMAIL SERVICE EVER! Just saying that Outlook.com, Microsoft's new service, could be better. Everything google has is great!!!

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5 stars

"Currently the only email to use"

March 19, 2011  |  By mal_aus

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Pros

Loads of storage space for emails.
Excellent SPAM filtering.
Chat and SMS on screen.
Multiple Language dictionaries.
High security settings available.
Good support forum.
Easy to suggest improvements or alterations.
Many more advantages - I'm a fan

Cons

Can be difficult to get fast support when you have mucked up (it won't be the system).

Summary

Brilliant

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5 stars

"Best Email Product around!"

July 26, 2010  |  By dark syco

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Pros

Light but customizable interface, MASSIVE storage, Easy to manage inbox ("Select All", "Archive")
Lables and filters make it easy to manage emails, POWERFUL spam filter, Built in chat
and Good integration with other Google products.

Cons

None of my friends use it! they all use Hotmail, but "Your Stuck In The PAST!!!" is what i say to them, Gmail is the future of Email!

Summary

Awesome Email, Sounds good and short - "Gmail", Loads of options and stuff.
Go Get It Now!!!!!!!!!!!

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5 stars

"Made life easier"

November 21, 2008  |  By ardsonneveld

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Pros

What can I say. Email how it should be. Easily accesable, loads of addons, no ads, space enough for the next century or two.

Cons

none. o eehr...yes, there's one: Gmail came few years late, but I forgive them.

Summary

Why didn't you sign up for Gmail yesterday? What are you still here doing after all, reading my comments while you are still using Yahoo or Hotmail??

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5 stars

"My Favorite!"

October 31, 2008  |  By Xp54321

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Pros

1.Fast
2.Chat built in
3.Labels
4.Stars
5.*Massive* amounts of storage space
6.Google search! This is very important! Google has always been my favorite search engine and is great for searching though your email or chats.

Cons

Can be slow in loading with "https". But that's more security, offsets extra load time.
Can occasionally randomly sign you out of chat, I suspect technical errors, don't worry these incidents are very rare.

Summary

Use it! Or even better use another application with it like Gtalk(Google Talk also by Google) if you don't want to open up your browser to chat with your friends. It also works very well with Mozilla Thunderbird and the chat feature can work with AIM! :D Best web-based email service I know of.

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5 stars

"Gmail it's simply the best!"

October 27, 2008  |  By Helle533

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Pros

Many benefits!

Cons

NONE as long as I use this product.

Summary

As I use Gmail now for nearly 1½ year am I very pleased with this e-mail account.
I haven't got any SPAM so far.
Together with Google Toolbar and iGoogle have I everything on ONE PAGE, weather, YouTube, news, online photo album, Flickr, Hotmail, bookmarks and much more.
You can access everything with ONE password!

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5 stars

"Gmail is terrific."

October 26, 2008  |  By dmjdws

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Pros

I wouldn't even know where to begin. Gmail has made emails a lot of fun.

Cons

It's difficult to get meaningful help when you have a problem. The help feature mostly offers FAQs which may or may not address the specific problem you are having.

Summary

Compared to other email providers which I have tried out, Gmail is by far the best.

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4 stars

"Good but could be improved"

October 26, 2008  |  By ddonuts4

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Pros

Lightning fast
good message display
no limitations(like yahoo)
chat
lots of storage space
contacte on sidebar for quick messaging]
can automatically label messages(has to be set up for each label though)
few non-obtrusive ads

Cons

message organization could be better and easier

Summary

Gmail is better than other web mail but still needs some inprovments to message organization (some ppl have 548 messages in their inboxes like me)

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5 stars

"A great site and fun!"

October 25, 2008  |  By Pickaniny07

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Pros

I like everything about this program....the best feature is how well it suits my every-day needs. I know that I can depend on Microsoft to keep me informed about new things going on with this program.

Cons

There's nothing that I don't like about this product.

Summary

My experience with this product is very important to me, for it lets me know that I can trust Microsoft with all my needs and wants.

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General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date June 06, 2006
Date Added June 06, 2006
Version
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Webware
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 5.5, Netscape 7.1, Mozilla Firefox, Safari 1.2.1, JavaScript enabled
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Total Downloads 9,195
Downloads Last Week 13
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License Model Free
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Price Free
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