Everybody loves Google (at least that’s what I think), and what if you add all the best Google has into an email account? You’ve got one great email account named Googlemail, or in simple words Gmail. Gmail was first launched on 31 of March, 2004. At its launch Gmail was running in beta mode and you can have account only if you have invitation from existing user. I was invited by a friend and I keep the ball rolling. I got 50 invites when I have my account and I run out of them in very quick succession. These days its free and anyone can have it in quick and easy steps like 1, 2, 3. Gmail was the first in providing 1 GB free space for email, at that time both Hotmail and yahoo were offering 10 MB or so for free accounts.Gmail.com got some really great features and one should know it all to enjoy Gmail at its best. I will try my level best to explain as much as I can about Gmail from my personal experience and hope that this article will may help you to use Gmail more efficiently.
I have been using Gmail for over 4 years now and I am definitely in love with it. I used to have multiple accounts on Yahoo and Hotmail before I switched from them to Gmail and believe it or not I never went back. Why? Because Gmail got some great features that make me fall in love with it. Few features I loved most are spam, fast, clear and user friendly interface, built-in chat, built-in spell checker and automatic draft saving. Gmail got excellent spam coverage and I hardly get spam email in my inbox. Gmail utilizes AJAX dynamic contents for fast upgrades. I have listed down some features and their usage in detail below.
First let’s have a look at Gmail’s Labels. Labels are used to classify an email. It is kind of subset of folders, that means Labels got everything that web based folder can have, plus it got something special too. You can assign your own defined Labels either manually or by Filters (to see how filter works Click Link3 below). When you have Labels assigned you can see them on left side of Gmail under Gmail’s default links in labels column, and when you click on specific Label, Gmail displays emails those under that Label.