Thursday, September 02, 2004

GMail Account

So somebody, thanks Brad, finally gave me a GMail Beta invite. First impressions? I like the interface a lot, it's also fast, blindingly fast compared to any other web mail interface I've ever seen...

But, the burning question is, will I use it day to day?

It seems unlikely, the pain involved in moving my non-work related email to yet another email address I don't control will probably be too great a hurdle. If I could easily import my mail archives, and if it offered the option to retrieve mail from my other accounts via IMAP and POP3 then I might be tempted in the long run. As I said, the interface is very nice, although I'd prefer that Apple used some of the ideas in Mail.app instead. I prefer local storage, neandertal, me? Perhaps...