GMail: Google’s approach to email.
Visit gmail.com link given above to sign in a new www.gmail.com account or login to your existing gmail account. Gmail is free emailing solution from Google.
It first began as invite-only service but went public for-all in 2007. Gmail users who started with 1GB free space now enjoy 8GB as of 2011. For practical purpose, since individuals don’t use email of that size – it is considered as unlimited. This has pushed other 2 giants of free email services Hotmail and Yahoo Mail to free up their email storage spaces.
Gmail is also one of Google’s enterprise offerings, but of little success. Large corporations are still sticking to older methods of in-house email – mostly from Microsoft Exchange. A number of small businesses are using free email from internet. Medium businesses use enterprise email but haven’t yet caught up to become mainstream business.
TOP reasons for Signing up for a www.gmail.com account
1. Spam will always be filtered.
Spam & junk mails have never been welcome at Gmail. The latest spam combat technology will automatically detect any suspicious emails & put them in the spam folder. I found that gmail ‘s spam control technlogy to be the best it beats Yahoo , Hotmail and Rediffmail by miles.
2. Search your mail instantly
It would make no sense if the webmail service provided by the world’s best search engine does not have a search engine of it’s own. Just type in your keywords & every messages in your inbox or sent folder will be found.
I give the search facility of Gmail 150% marks as all the old emails show up in a jiffy. With this who needs to delete and organize older emails. Details below.
3. Text, voice, or video chat
Chat with anyone you have sent an email to or reply by email by having text chatting. You can even talk face to face with Gmail voice and video chat. All you need is a webcam and a small download that takes seconds to install.
4. Labels, filters, and stars…oh my!
Still remember the days when you were in primary school, for every important element you will need to put a star beside it? Now by starring any messages you can know it is something important. Plus, it looks cute~ Gmail also uses labels to help you organize with more flexibility. A conversation can have several labels, so you’re not forced to choose one particular folder for messages. You can also create filters to automatically manage incoming mail.
5. Anywhere Access
Sign in to your Gmail account anywhere, anytime with your movile device. Gmail on the mobile application is cool as it stores the email on the device and connects to network only to sync up emails when u need them. You can also access GMAIL emails via POP3 s/w like MS Outlook.
6. Lots of space (and counting)
Gmail team is always working to increase the amount of free storage we offer in Gmail (Just visit Gmail homepage & you will see the space that is constantly increasing). With all these emails who needs organizing older emails.
7. Relevant Ads
You will never ever see any annoying pop up or banners, just relevant text ads right at the top of your Gmail account.
8. Save time
Take advantage of Quick Contacts and Keyboard Shortcuts in Gmail to get through your email even faster. And don’t forget that you can quickly find messages using Gmail’s search feature powered by Google search technology.
How to signin, login to Gmail?
Type Gmail.com on address bar and you will be redirected to this page.
You need a Google Account to sign in. Google Account is valid across all online Google applications. So if you already use YouTube or Docs or Photos or Blogs or Calendar or Reader from Google, you can use same account to sign into Gmail.
If you don’t have a Google account, click on “Create an account” on same page.
Fill in this simple application form and your account will be created within 2 minutes. Be careful to provide a strong email. Ensure you provide a security question and answer – this will help you in case of lost login/password. Remember Gmail is long term email which will likely remain with you for long time in future.
Once you login to Gmail, host of state-of-art email facilities are available to you. Best of them is Gmail search. Google combines its world class search and provide Gmail users its search facility. This is killer feature in Gmail which complements its infinite free space.
On Beta basis, Gmail has release priority Inbox feature. If you have too many emails, it helps to keep most important ones sorted out to read in limited time.
Google has recognized that internet access challenge will take sometime to overcome. It has therefore 2 versions – one for broadband users and other for slow internet access users. Depending upon load time of Gmail, it will decide which version to load. It helps immensely when you have very slow connection and all you care is access to new important emails. When it loads html-only version, Gmail doesn’t provide all features but is handy in urgent situations behind slow internet speed.
Gmail has taken big steps ahead and stands several notched ahead of its competition. Its Mobile version is an example in point. Gmail on Mobile is simple to use and provides many Mobile-only features. It integrates well with other Google Mobile apps.
Recently Gmail has launched Gmail Motion – a new feature which redefines way you interact with Gmail – using your body.
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