Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Follow up on using Gmail

It's been a month since I switched to Google Mail. All of my mail accounts are forwarded to my gMail account now.

Overall, I would say the experiment has been a success and I don't plan on moving back to using desktop clients (i.e. Thunderbird or Outlook).


  • I REALLY like having my address book available from everywhere and not have to sync it.
  • It is a much better interface than the university's "WebMail" (squirrelMail).
  • I like the gMail Notifier (mac or windows) and needed it to make gMail my default email client.
  • Tagging took a little getting used to - slightly different than using folders but similar enough to not be a problem. Has more advantages than using folders - i.e. a message can be have several tags.
  • Very fast "Search" capabilities.
  • 2GB of FREE storage space!!!
  • Tons of keyboard shortcuts.
  • Good spam filter - only a few spam messages have passed through and I haven't found any good messages in my spam folder - which automatically deletes messages after 30 days.
  • It's cool how it displays all the messages in a thread when a new message is delivered.
  • Overall - VERY easy to use.
Until something changes, I plan to continue to use gMail as my only mail client.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Useful Site of the Day

The University of California - Irvine
Online course - "Fundamentals of Personal Financial Planning"