Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Gmail updates

Gmail has updated. Gmailers using Window 2000, XP or more recent version can download Gmail Notifier. Google could have done a better job. They say more is to come . . .

13 comments:

Tee Emm said...

Yes, more is coming. Like:

- New 'Contact' tab that lets you view your contacts and then sort emails per contact.

- Gmail also experimented with a few mailboxes (mine was one of them) by putting an ATOM icon in the inbox. This is supposed to be a link that could be used to send snap shots of my inbox to anywhere on the web using the ATOM syndication format.

- Forwarding facility: You can now forward emails destined for your gmail box to some other location (isn't it the opposite that always wanted to do?!) The power lies in selective forwarding of the emails (as opposed to blind forwarding). The catch lies in the fact that the facility is only 'free for now'.

- An advance search options that some mailboxes have experienced.

Anonymous said...

Gmail Notifier is just one of the many 3rd party gmail API utilities. There's an entire gmail universe out there: http://gmailforums.com/ Enjoy.

Aay Dee said...

those who still lack to be gmailed...email me at madnanrasheed at gmail dot com and get ur gmail invitation,hey be in early 5...!

btw anyone know when gmail cums out from its beta jar???

Sikander said...

Well, they'll soon come up with a new Gmail Messenger, I'm sure when Gmail users become manyfold. It's already difficult to manage 2 messengers at the same time, MSN and Yahoo, and also shifting from an old email account to a new one is difficult. They keep coming out with new messengers everyday, I can see my system tray jam packed with an un manageable number of messengers in the near future!

shobz said...

why is everyone making such a big deal about google? lets see if they deliver the goods. everyone is out there to get Microsoft. fine their products arent that great. at least they work. there is no software product which is free of bugs. the only reason why microsoft products are vunerable to exploits and attacks is coz they are widely used. everyone's like hey microsoft is losing its market share. its not that bad as it seems. people just want to attack big names just for the sake of it.

Usman Shahzada said...

After 1GB of Gmail...i came across one email account which has started providing 100 GB of space which is 2 times the space of my hard disk.

U can chk dis email service at
www.hriders.com

Anonymous said...

100 GB? Their data center probably looks like a cemetery! Just imagine a hard disk for every user sticking up like a tomb stone -- "Here lies the data of John Doe, may it rest in electronic peace". :-)) Digital data storage is a commodity now. Even those cute little USB memory sticks you can hang in a key chain pack up to 1GB and they're getting cheaper and cheaper.
-Merlinx

Aay Dee said...

hey hey! google domination is not because of its mail box SIZE.Here i would like to refer Tee Emm's comments on previous post:

Tee Emm said...

Google's appeal is more about full-searchable email archives than its 1GB mailbox. This becomes more apparent as you collect your work and personal emails at your gmail account over the time.

I, for one, would be happy if gmail comes with 25 MB of mailbox. The attachments are always deleted, so even a handful of MBs are good for tons of text messages.

In short, Gmail competitors need to understand that unlike popular spam slogan, SIZE DOESN'T MATTER :-)
6/21/2004 03:40:51 PM

Merlinx said...

Hmm. So what you're saying is that it's not really the size of the mailboxes that Google is offering (1 GB) that is attracting people, it's the searchability of the content that's stored?

Personally I am non-partisan on this subject because I don't use Gmail but this the first time I have seen someone assert this aspect. Interesting viewpoint.

Usman Shahzada said...

I dont think thats its the full-searchable email archives thats attracting ppl towards gmail...its really is the size thats attracting dem

Sikander said...

Whether it's the size, or the search option, It's new, it's fresh, it's ultra fast, it's simple, it's so easy, it's all the best features in one! Don't say you don't like it because everybody else likes it! Just, ... like it! Because it's so Cool. :)

Zunaira said...

Here is popular feedback from people I've invited to Gmail: "Thank you! I'm was just very tired of my blue inbox interface. This is simpler and the size is welcome!"

To date, only two people have denied accepting my Gmail
invites and they are happy with Yahoo!'s additional MB.

Faisal Nasim said...

I doubt if there's going to be a Gmail Messenger. I think Orkut is google's plan to enter the instant messaging arena! So, we can look forward towards 'Orkut Messenger' maybe.