What Is Gmail
If you're not familiar with the different email services avaialble, you may ask: "What is Gmail?" While no comprehensive overview or review may be given, the folllowing will explain and provide more information to this popular service. If you need an email service, perhaps Gmail may be right for you.
The basics of Gmail. Provided by the incredibly popular Internet company Google (known for its search engine), Gmail is a free email service. It may be accessed via the web, POP3, and IMAP (able to be used with a browser or email application). Gmail is supported by advertisements and allows anyone with a Google account to have access to their own email account.
Reception. Gmail was noted for its generous storage limits when it was introduced in 2009. It initially offered 1 GB of storage per user, significantly more than the common two to four MB per user at the time. It has received a great deal of positive reception due to its space and unique organization. As with most email clients, it has come under fire for some issues, such as the handful of outages seen and technical limitations. In some countries, a mobile phone number is required, which has not been received positively of course.
Current Status. Gmail is among the leaders in free email services. Its competition, consiting of services from Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, and other companies, have reacted to Gmail in some ways, such as their increase in stroage and attachment limits. Gmail is certainly a competent free email service that has a wide audience.