What is gmail?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by klmno, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    That's my whole post, LOL!
  2. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    It's a free email provider through Google. If you go to gmail.com you can sign up for an email account if you want.

    And that's my whole reply! LOL
  3. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Oh! :)
  4. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    It's when you finally sit down at your computer with a good drink and click on your MAIL icon and have some.

    Then you say G.......mail.
  5. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Wow, who knew? That is "far out", Man. I mean Star*
  6. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I just opened a gmail account, after att was being uncooperative, and I had to have email. Of course, now I have email in three different places...
  7. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    KTMom, one of the wonderful things about gmail is that you can configure it to receive mail from all of your other accounts.

    I have about 12 different e-mail addresses(don't ask), but they are all consolidated under my main gmail account. All e-mail lands in the same inbox, clearly labelled with the e-mail address it was mailed to, so I know where it came from.

    The interface is a little different from most other e-mail accounts and takes some getting used to, but I can't imagine going back to any of the other services.

  8. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Also it can talk to you somehow. I have a gmail account but I dont use it much. My son uses his constantly.
  9. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Yes, it can.

    Gmail incudes its own instant message interface, called Google Chat. There's also a VOIP phone program called Google Talk. As long as you have a microphone and speakers or a microphone-enabled headset, you can "phone" people through Google Talk at no charge. They have to have a Gmail and Google Talk account set up as well, but it works pretty well. It's similar to Skype and other such services.

    I don't use the Chat or the Talk very much. Same reason I don't use the phone. I don't like the interruptions in real time, and I find it hard to string the words together. I'd much rather have people e-mail me, and then I have time to think about what I want to say, etc. before responding.