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« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2007, 04:23:47 AM »

well, i only have to click twice, then inbox
but gmail sounds interesting

i don't get much spam
only if i send an email to the wrong place
which i have been dumb enough to do

but i can always make a new yahoo account
import my contacts from messenger and inform them

what is required to sign up for gmail?
what do they want to know?

Sign up is free. Just go to www.gmail.com

No email service is perfect and i guess it's all about how you feel for it (like your favourite browser or car or pizza) but i really do like GMail's conversation view.

As hpierce mentioned previously, Bluebottle is pretty good too but when you have almost 3G's of space for free, i think you kind of prefer that to a smaller 250mg.

Enough said on my part for GMail. Wish you the best and most comfortable choice cmpm!

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« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2007, 05:51:53 AM »

When signed up for Gmail you get a Google account and access to most of their services https://www.google.com/accounts/ManageAccount will let you modify settings, see what you have joined etc. I think you will automatically join iGoogle, the personalized homepage - not sure. But if so next time you go to www.google.com you will see an iGoogle menu item at top. Other services you must log in to. One of the nice things about Google is this ease of use. Gmail account is key to all the goodies and probably why they it is generous with features. Selling Gmail is also selling Google but you can just ignore anything but Gmail if you wish.

More or less also goes for Yahoo, MS I guess but really tight integration at Google, no reason to feel trapped.
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« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2007, 06:19:05 AM »

Yeah, I'm a Google account participant.
I have the notebook and docs and spreadsheets so I added Gmail.
It is an easier account to access.
And as iphigenie said yahoo adds a blog and more.
I'm sure google does too though.
And Yahoo is 1gb not 250 mb.
Either way, google or yahoo I doubt if I'd ever use that much space.
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« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2007, 06:21:39 AM »

No way to set Google as default E-mail as far as I can tell so far but I haven't looked into it deeply yet.

For instance I can right click anything on my computer and send to e-mail recepient with yahoo.
Don't know if Gmail has that interface yet.
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« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2007, 10:42:16 AM »

there is this option in the notifier.. smiley

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« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2007, 01:42:42 PM »

Thanks lanux.
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« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2007, 07:24:42 PM »



ok there's some ads in gmail
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« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2007, 07:32:03 PM »

No ads like this in Yahoo, though I do like Gmail.
I've only received a few e-mails in Gmail so far but they all have ads.
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« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2007, 08:28:51 PM »

Ok set it to basic html and no ads, but no google talk interface either.
Which is fine, I use Skype any way.
Also if you open the email in a new window there are no ads with the 'standard with chat' mode on.


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« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2007, 01:59:07 AM »

If gmail was just a webmail like the others, it would still be hands down the best one, due to the simplicity of its interface, google's no nonsense approach ect. But thats not reallthe attraction of gmail. Why you want (at least why I) want to use it is -

- automatic conversation threading
- no folders, welcome to tags
- unbeatable search
- countless extensions and greasemonkey scripts to make it better
- integration with other google services like maps
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« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2007, 09:18:14 PM »

if you're using Firefox, you can disable the adverts with an extension called CustomizeGoogle.

CustomizeGoogle
This is a Firefox extension that enhances Google search results by adding extra information (like links to Yahoo, Ask.com, MSN etc) and removing unwanted information (like ads and spam)
http://www.customizegoogle.com/

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« Reply #36 on: May 22, 2007, 05:17:41 AM »

The ads in gmail don't appear in firefox with the ad blocker add-on.

I'm toying with Maxthon now and the ads do appear in maxthon, even though it has an adblocker.

So I just downloaded ad-muncher which kills them in ie7, but for some reason does not in maxthon. Perhaps disabling maxthon's built in adblocker will alert admuncher.

Haven't tryed it yet. Gotta go to work .... again....
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« Reply #37 on: May 22, 2007, 10:02:07 AM »

Just to interject - my Yahoo account (and I also have GMail and MSN accounts, too) now has limitless storage. I'm just waiting for someone to release something like GMail Drive that will let me take advantage of this (because there's no way I'll ever use 2.8 GB of storage just for e-mail let alone an infinite amount - he says in 2007... in 1994 I thought a 120MB notebook harddrive was HUGE and impossible to fill).
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« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2007, 10:57:31 AM »

limitless? is that a free account?
just wondering...........

I also would like to see the attachment size limits increased,
and be able to hyperlink them-
use it as a temporary webspace.

speaking of size-lol
I picked up an old apple that had a 64mb hard drive.
That succer still works too.
But it was made before the internet.
No internet hookups for it.
Not even a phone line.
Although i heard of an attachment for it, I never pursued it.
It was running os8 for mac.
And could only have a 3.5 floppy drive.
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« Reply #39 on: May 23, 2007, 09:22:25 PM »

Some how the combination of Maxthon, Avant and Admuncher has succed in bloking the ads in Gmail running Maxthon.

Don't know how, but I had Maxthon and Admuncher and still had the ads.
Installed Avant, (the simplest browser I've ever seen). And no ads now.

If I exit Admuncher the ads are back...kind of funny.

Not too impressed with Avant but Maxthon I like.

Loaded Fasterfox and saw a very noticeable difference in performance.
For the better that is. hope this helps someone.
Admuncher is not free, but only $20 I think.

Of course with firefox there is no ads in Gmail at all.

Still playin', haven't played with Opera yet.
But like I said I thought Maxthon was pretty nifty.
For me that is....................

So Web Mail is the subject, but this has been my trip thus far with Gmail stuff.

Love the instant access to Gmail rather then the things to do with getting into Yahoo. Even though i'll keep it. And Windows live I like for desktop sharing instant access to help my friends.

Peace.
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« Reply #40 on: May 23, 2007, 10:08:26 PM »

hi cmpm,

I have a paid account (I like being able to access my mail from within Outlook and, when I initially purcahsed the upgrade, I got 1 GB versus 25 MB so it was worth it. I'm not so sure it's that worth is anymore...). Anyway, the limitless mailbox applies to both free and paid accounts, so fill your boots!

I like the Yahoo Mail Beta more than GMail - I use it more, anyway. The only thing I like better about GMail is the tagging vs. Yahoo where you still need to use a traditional folder system to organise your mail. Having said that, it's fully searchable, so you probably don't really even need to do that...
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« Reply #41 on: May 24, 2007, 11:23:20 AM »

Well, son of a gun, it's been done.

http://www.download.com/G...10654729.html?tag=lst-0-1

I'll have to check this out.
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« Reply #42 on: May 24, 2007, 11:32:24 AM »

Here's another link for g-space or g-drive.

http://www.getgspace.com/howitworks.html

Works in Firefox.
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« Reply #43 on: May 24, 2007, 01:03:58 PM »

Hey can someone show me these "ads" that are in gmail? I don't have any? Right now I am using IE6 at school, and I don't have any ads in my gmail account.
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« Reply #44 on: May 24, 2007, 02:32:12 PM »

scroll to the right of the picture i posted
not a big deal but there they are...
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