Transition to GMail

by | Aug 30, 2010 | Technology

After a long debate with myself, I figured it was time to take the plunge and move my email to “the cloud”. So far I’ve been running it for a few days now, and I like it. I tried it a year or so ago, but I ended up reverting back.

My thoughts (in no particular order)

  1. I tried to copy the emails from my computer over to GMail, but it was setting all the dates to the day that I I have all my previous email stored on my computer, so I can reference it whenever I want.
  2. GMail supports my own personal domains – so I can send and receive without people noticing.
    1. I find it offensive when Internet professionals and businesses use or email addresses when they have their own domain.
  3. I can still send and receive how I want from my iPhone.
  4. I have IMAP configured, so I can still do anything I want with my folders, or as GMail likes to call them… “labels”.
  5. I can access my email any time from anywhere, Internet connection permitting.
  6. The spam filters are MUCH better than what Microsoft has done in Entourage. So far it hasn’t filtered any legitimate email to my spam box, which is always nice.
    1. I have many server rules setup to wipe out a ton of spam before anything has a chance to make it to my inbox.
  7. Google Docs! It’s awesome, and now I can save attachments to that.
  8. Viewing online of documents. No more needing to open the document in the application. I can view it in a webpage and save time. Yes dad, that means that all of those “amazing photograph” emails with 20MB powerpoints won’t be AS annoying – but please try to refrain from sending them anyways!   😀
  9. I will not tell anyone my GMail address. I do not want to get email to it. If you want to know why, read point 2.1. 😎
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