More on GMailI wrote an article awhile back about my impressions of GMail. Here's a follow-up (especially written for a sister of a friend), just to keep things up-to-date.
Here are a few more things about GMail:
- Keyboard shortcuts: Switch it on, get used to it, enjoy not having to touch your mouse ever again when using GMail. Very cool.
- In-demand invites (but a limited number): Normal members of public can't get GMail yet, but those that have accounts have a limited number of invites that they can send. Because people are keen to reserve their names, there has been a strong demand. Just look at GMail Swap, a website where you can offer gifts and services for GMail accounts. Amongst offers are: A basketball autographed by Kobe Bryant, your name on a race car, a samurai sword and 1 day of bodyguard service.
- Fairly effective spam filter: Yes, it's de rigeur now, and the one that GMail has isn't more than just a learn-as-you-label tool, but it works. In the last week, it has correctly identified ten pieces of email as spam and not let any through.
Everything else works as expected, including all the things I previously mentioned.
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