gmail account

Thank you to the many people who sent me a gmail account invitation. I got signed up. I have heard great things about them so I was curious to look around. If anyone cares to comment, I would love to hear what you like and dislike about your experience with gmail.

3 Responses to “gmail account”

  1. Joshua Miller Says:

    Father Todd,

    Almost everything about Gmail is perfect. Even the SPAM filtering is fantastic.

    A couple of (incredibly minor) gripes, though: Every address you type in or receive legit mail from is added to your address book. Only a minor annoyance, but it’s still a problem when you’re looking for a contact.

    Second, the quota percentage indicator doesn’t always work properly. The max # of MB’s per account increases daily, but it doesn’t seem like the software understands the change.

    If those are the only two problems I can think of, it’s certainly well worth it.

  2. John Says:

    If you’re a Windows OS user you can put the storage space to good use if you so desire.

    Go to
    and download and install the GmailFS tool. It will integrate with Windows Explorer and you can copy/delete files from your PC to your Gmail account.

    Now that you have your own account you should soon see the “Invite a friend” panel in the lower left sidebar – give yourself a couple of accounts – I use one for a “junk” email address to ward off spam and another for file storage.

    Good luck!

  3. John Says:

    Further info:
    It’s useful to create a Gmail filter to automatically archive your files to keep them from cluttering up your inbox (files are actually just attachements to an email).

    Create a filter that applies a label (I use “Files”) and bypasses the Inbox (auto archive) to anything with a subject line containing “GMAILFS:”

    YOur files will be available in Gmail under the “All Mail” menu item and you’ll still see them in Windows Explorer in the Gmail Drive.

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