Its main fault is to read the mail! Gmail indeed analyzes automatically, without human intervention according to Google, the content of emails in order to display advertising links which are intended to be relevant.
The qualities of this free messaging service are, however, numerous. Its interface, little “customizable”, is sober and goes to the essentials. The service is reactive with a quick information display. Messages in a Gmail mailbox can be viewed online or from email software. Gmail also allows you to send and receive messages from an account, like that of its service provider.
This webmail also proposes to classify the mails finely using one or more keywords rather than putting them in a directory. We could for example create a filter in order to assign a keyword, only one at a time, depending on the correspondent or the content of the email. Its search module allows you to perform searches on a given keyword, and not several. Display of emails in the form of a conversation The Monitoring display function groups the content of emails linked to a conversation, again facilitating the consultation of his emails. You can check your emails online or from standard email software.
Gmail includes a chat module. Nothing could be easier to converse with other users of this webmail, then to archive the online discussion in the form of an email. Besides, like classic email software, Gmail indicates the connection status of its correspondents. Of course, access to the various Google services is at your fingertips. The best example: Word and Excel documents, but not PowerPoint presentations, sent as attachments, open directly in the Google Documents online office suite.
Gmail also offers a spell checker and check for attachments against the virus (analysis not evaluated) . Its spam filter works rather well: of the 220 or so spam emails contained in the mailbox, only 10% were not detected. Of course, other Google services are just a click away. The proposed storage space is 6.5 GB for a maximum size of attachments of 20 MB.
At its competitor, storage is unlimited … That said, the 3 GB will allow Gmail users to store several thousand pieces attached. And it is no longer necessary to be invited by a user of this well thought out webmail to open an account.
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