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Re: [newtech-1] Google Mail for your Domain

From: EddieN
Sent on: Friday, March 14, 2008 9:57 AM

On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 1:17 AM, Rich Hecker <[address removed]> wrote:
useless for me

I don't see why you absolutely need folders for your email when the label system works so well. I've used plenty of email clients in my life, and the Gmail interface is my favorite. Quick example: let's say I wanted to make sure that all mail from a particular address is kept together in one place. All I need to do is create a new Label, and then create a new filter that would look for all mail coming from that address and give it that label. I could also set up the filter so that such mail is starred (so that it stands out from the rest of the inbox), or archived (so that it doesn't appear in the main list until I want it to), or sent directly to the trash (perfect for people who send you nasty mail all the time!), or forwarded on to another address...or any combination of these.

In another mail client, you would have to navigate to the folder you want; in Gmail, you just click on one of the labels listed on the  left-hand side of the page, and voila -- only the mail which has been given that label appears in the center of the screen. AFAIK you can create an unlimited number of labels and filters, and each piece of mail can have more than one label if you wish as well. Add in the fantastic search capabilities of Gmail, and you'd never lose a piece of email in the clutter of a huge inbox again.

Not to sound as if I work for Google or something, but since I started using Gmail, it's been no turning back. Why not give it a try? If indeed you can't get to like the service, no problem, you can get your money back -- oh yeah, that's right, the service is free ;p


Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose. -- Bill Gates

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