Yves - August 08, 2019
The messages received on a Gmail account can be read via an email client, a mobile application or with a web browser.
Gmail is a free email service offered by Google. The messages received on a Gmail account can be read via an email client, a mobile application or with a web browser. Some features of the service are only accessible through the web browser.
From now on we can create an account at any time accessible to the address mail.google.com. The process is very simple and fast. When you do, you have a user base of more than 1.5 billion. If you already have a Google Account, you already have a Gmail account.
Like most email services, Google offers a kind of spam filter. This service tries to filter out spam, viruses and phishing attempts. However, one must always be careful when opening an email from unknown or unexpected sources, as even Gmail's advanced spam filters are not 100% effective.
With POP and IMAP, you can use programs like Outlook and Apple Mail to check the Gmail account. POP and IMAP are the Internet protocols that most e-mail services use to retrieve e-mail messages.
Gmail is funded by AdSense ads, which appear in the side panels of messages. Unlike some competitors, Gmail does not place ads or add attachments to messages that are sent or received. No ads appear in Gmail on Android phones.
However, ads are discreet and computer-friendly to the keywords contained in the email message using Gmail algorithms.
The desktop version of Gmail displays a Google Hangouts interface on the screen, which allows you to send instant messages and easily make video and voice calls.
Gmail offers 15GB of shared storage with Google Drive and Google Photos. However, you can also buy additional storage space if necessary.
Gmail gives us the ability to be used even when not connected to the internet by enabling the feature in the settings. New messages will be received and sent when the computer is reconnected.
Google automatically skips the search in its Spam and Trash folders and we can use advanced searches to find exactly what we need. Quick searches can be made to saved emails and Hangouts sessions as if searching for websites.
Gmail can be found on almost any desktop and mobile platform and can perform a host of other tasks and customizations. Among many other successes, we can mention:
- Report special messages.
- Receive notifications of new messages on the desktop.
- Configure filters and labels to organize mail.
- Use clever Gmail address hacks to create the illusion of multiple accounts.
- Mail archiving to facilitate search.
- The ability to subscribe to RSS and Atom feeds to receive feed summaries as if they were email messages.
In fact, Gmail has very few disadvantages because of the richness of its features. However, we can see that Gmail has become a tool for spammers. Sometimes, messages are filtered by spam detection software on other mail servers.
Note: Although Gmail allows you to keep archived messages on their servers, you should not use a single backup method for important data. You do not leave important data on a single hard drive.