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Gmail, or Google Mail, is Google's free and popular email service that includes many important features such as POP3/IMAP and SMTP, spam filtering, web access, and was the pioneer in large amounts of email storage.
Web ads often relate to the topic displayed on the page. If that's your email, then the ads may well relate to the content of message you're reading.
Free email accounts, when used properly, can be very useful. Google's GMail is the current best of breed, primarily because it can be "used properly".
Relying on free email services - even GMail - can be an unnecessary risk. Fortunately GMail makes it possible, even easy, to backup your email.
When you sign up for any Google service, you're creating a Google account, which will be available across all of Google's services. Canceling everything except Gmail might be tricky.
Gmail's filters are very powerful, and easy to set up. I'll look at creating a filter to automatically delete email from a specific email address.
The Delete button in Gmail will move the email to the trash and there is a way to easily empty that trash.
Gmail or Google Mail accounts can be quickly and easily deleted; we'll walk through the steps. Just remember: it's permanent.
Closing a Gmail account requires several steps. If there is a problem, the error messages will help sort out what's going on.
Gmail labels for messages can be a bit confusing until you realize that labels are labels.
Gmail can be used to handle email for just about any email address, even non-Gmail addresses. I'll show you how, and why it's worth considering.
Gmail and other mail programs or services will often block attachments using file types frequently used by malware. I'll show you how to send them anyway.
An alternate email address is an important security feature that you should configure should your Gmail account password or access ever be lost.
Like most email programs and interfaces, Gmail hides the administrative information or 'headers' in email messages. They're still easy to view.
GMail added the ability to "undo" a send. I'll look at how it works, and why it's not what people expect.
Online change is inevitable. The problem is, of course, when a service's 'improvements' are viewed as just the opposite by some.