Google’s Gmail Goes Into Beta for Blogger Users – deadpixel writes “Gmail, the 1gb webmail service offered by Google, has gone into beta. Blogger (owned by google) users have first crack at the service. … [Slashdot]
It is not very often that I act upon hearing a news this quickly. But as soon as I read the above, I logged into my blogger account (which I hardly use now) and get my new gmail account in 2 minutes.
The address is ichris @ gmail . com
The features look very practical
* 1GB storage, they claim you would never have to delete e-mail again
* Mail size limit of 10MB, this is larger than many other free e-mail entire inbox
* Conversation-based e-mail filing. All the correspondences are grouped together. Whenever a new message came, the whole conversation is moved up to the top of your inbox. Should be very convenient
* Label — instead of filing e-mail into folders, you tag them with labels (e.g. work and todo). Each message can be tagged with more than 1 labels, so there is no more headache of deciding which folder this message goes to.
Now come the hard part. I’m currently very happy with my fastmail.fm e-mail account, and it won’t feel right to switch so suddenly. But if I don’t have a sizable amount of e-mail in my new gmail account, I won’t be able to test the finer things it has to offer. 🙁