The following is an updated version of an article I published four years ago. The subject came up again after a recent article published in this newsletter. I noticed that the original article was a bit out of date so I have now updated it with new information and am re-publishing it again.
The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.
Google Mail (Gmail) is arguably the best e-mail service on the planet. It offers a very friendly user interface and perhaps the best spam filter available, as well as more than fifteen gigabytes of storage for messages. The Gmail user can archive tens of thousands of email messages, then later retrieve any of them in seconds with Google's famous search technology. Many people use Gmail as a “filing cabinet” of received e-mail messages. Want to find that message that your distant cousin sent four or five years ago? If you were using Gmail at that time, you could find the message within seconds.