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.

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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 http://www.viksoe.dk/code/gmail.htm
    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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