Gmail is the world’s best free email service, developed by Google. Gmail is a web application, it is very flexible and also can be accessed and synchronized through third-party programs by configuring through POP or IMAP protocols.
Started Gmail as a limited beta release on April 1, 2004, and ended its testing phase on July 7, 2009. Now as on October 2019, Gmail had 1.5 billion active users worldwide.
At launch, Gmail had an initial storage capacity offer of one gigabyte per user, a significantly higher amount than competitors offered at the time. Today, the service comes with 15 gigabytes of storage. Users can receive emails up to 50 megabytes in size, including attachments, while they can send emails up to 25 megabytes. In order to send larger files, users can insert files from Google Drive into the message.
Gmail has a search-oriented interface and a “conversation view” similar to an Internet forum. The service is notable among website developers for its early adoption of Ajax.
Google provides a high level of security hence they have made their servers very smart and they automatically scan emails for multiple purposes. Servers scan emails to filter spam and malware.
Google highly recommend to use Gmail and they claim following:
- Get more done with Gmail
Now more secure, smarter, and easier to use—helping you save time and do more with your inbox.
- Experience Gmail on any device
The ease & simplicity of Gmail, wherever you are.
- Stay organised instantly
See what’s new at a glance and decide what you want to read and respond to.
- Never drop the ball
Get nudges that remind you to follow up and respond to messages, so that nothing slips through the cracks.
- Take action right from the inbox
View attachments, RSVP to events, snooze messages, and more without opening any emails.
- Avoid suspicious emails
Gmail blocks 99.9% of dangerous emails before they reach you. If you think something seems phish-y, you’ll get a warning.
New features :
- Meet the new inbox
New customizable tabs put you back in control so that you can see what’s new at a glance and decide which emails you want to read and when. More about the new inbox
- Talk across devices
Hangouts bring conversations to life with photos, emojis, and even group video calls for free. Connect with friends across computers, Android and Apple devices. More about Hangouts.
- Lots of free storage
With 15GB of free storage across Gmail, Google Drive, and Google+ Photos, you won’t need to delete emails to save space. More about storage
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- Real-time notifications so you don’t miss important emails.
- The best of Gmail available wherever you are, from any device.
- Search across your entire inbox with predictions as you type.
Gmail for work :
- Get custom email @your_company.com including calendar, docs, video meetings, and more with access from your phone or tablet. More about Gmail for work
- Robust integrations
Connect with co-workers via Google Meet or Google Chat, send an invite in Calendar, add an action to your task list — you can do all that and more without leaving Gmail. Plus, connect your favorite third-party applications in the side panel using Google Workspace Add-ons.
- Smart suggestions for simple tasks
Suggested actions — like Smart Reply, Smart Compose, grammar suggestions, and nudges — help you stay on top of your work and take care of simple tasks, so you can be more efficient with your time.
- Designed to protect you from threats
Gmail works hard to keep you safe. Our machine learning models block more than 99.9% of spam, phishing, and malware from reaching our users.
- Works with your other tools
Gmail works great with desktop clients like Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird. Outlook users can sync emails, events and contacts to and from Google Workspace.
- Easy migration from Outlook and legacy services
Migrate your email from Outlook, Exchange, or Lotus easily with custom tools that help preserve your important messages.
- 99.9% guaranteed uptime, 0% planned downtime
Count on Google’s secure, resilient global infrastructure to keep your lights on 24/7/365. Automatic backups, spam protection and industry-leading security measures help protect your business data.
Gmail offers Paid Email services for Business also.
Some Important questions about Paid Gmail.
What’s different about the paid version of Gmail?
Paid Gmail features include:
- Custom email (@yourcompany.com),
- unlimited group email addresses,
- 99.9% guaranteed uptime, twice the storage of personal Gmail,
- zero ads, 24/7 support,
- Google Workspace Sync for Microsoft Outlook, and more.
Can a user have multiple email addresses?
- Yes. A user can have multiple email addresses by creating email aliases. You can add up to 30 email aliases for each user.
Can I migrate my existing email to Google Workspace?
- Yes, you can import emails from legacy environments such as Microsoft®, IBM® Notes®, and other systems.
To learn more about migrating to Google Workspace, see Migrate your organization’s data to Google Workspace.
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|Type of Program||Webmail|
|Available in||105 languages|
|Owner||Google LLC (subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.)|
|Created by||Paul Buchheit|
|Users||1.5 billion (October 2019)|
|Launched||April 1, 2004|