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Gmail - Free Email Service


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The Bottom Line

Gmail is the Google approach to email and chat. Practically unlimited free online storage allows you to collect all your messages, and Gmail's simple but very smart interface lets you find mail precisely and see it in context without effort. POP and powerful IMAP access bring Gmail to any email program or device.
Gmail puts contextual advertising next to the emails you read.


  • Gmail offers continuously growing storage, free IMAP or POP access and sending from any address
  • Smart sorting, searching and starring let you find and organize emails and chat conversations
  • Gmail's web interface is both fast and rich, Gears lets you read and write mail offline


  • Gmail could help with organizing mail even more, e.g. with learning labels or reply suggestions
  • Searching mail in Gmail is not nearly as smart and comfortable as searching the web with Google
  • Gmail does not offer unlimited online space, and does not support secure, encrypted mail


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