Originally Posted by PhilBoogie
They discontinued push email, now only available to paid customers. Normally a company goes about this stuff the other way, a paid service becoming free.
Labels, no folders, the design from hell. Elderly, or children, myself, cannot comprehend this concept, as everything in computerland is organised in folders. The filesystem, mail, music, photos…
Spam filter…just doesn’t work. It really doesn’t check domain names to see if they’re authentic, well-established firms. To think it is useful to mark mail as spam because another Gmail users tagged it as spam is, well, dumb.
Doesn’t load images in html email.
And I think they scan your emails for keywords to create ‘useful advertisements’, just like Yahoo. Erm, no thanks.Display density
? Doesn’t the Gmail team have anything better to do? And if not, don’t do anything, instead of creating utter useless crap.
Compose new email window…with a toolbar at the bottom. Well, it’s new, gotta hand it to them for that one. “It’s a window Jim, but not as we know it”
'Chat spam' beneath my ‘labels’, many people want to Chat with me, since I don't know them, shouldn’t they be in my spam folder, nee, label?
And I think their April Fools' Day jokes are misplaced.
Can't send an .exe attachment, even when compressed. If they scan peoples mail anyway, they ought to understand why to sysadmins are sending .exe files to each other.Gmail. "The only mail service with no legitimate expectation of privacy".
Yea fair enough I understand your frustrations. I don't mind Labels, they work the same as folders so. The push mail thing doesn't bother me as I would never, ever use Gmail or any other free email service for business and I don't think you would and I don't think you either, would, so who really cares. The Picture thing is a pain though but if you use the gmail.com interface it shows them just fine. Gmail is apparently protecting users by not displaying graphics from individual senders unless we choose to, either for the email in question, or always from that user. There should be a per email option to view images like every other email client. Google says their going to fix it, we will have to see.
The other problem is that there is no way to make that choice on the new interface. What I did was to choose the "Desktop" view link at the bottom of the Inbox on the new interface. Once there, if I select the email for which the graphics are not displaying, and then select the "Always display graphics from....." link, then return back to the new interface, it will show the graphics. You have to select I trust the source sender basically.
I have never seen this chat spam before, maybe you are just a very popular, lovable person. Do you use your Google username to chat in public rooms? The only people in my chat list are the ones I've chosen to talk with, i.e. friends and family.
To me Google is no better then any other free email service out their, I use Gmail mostly for forums and acquaintances I meet on the Internet. I personally have been using Microsoft's cloud services and email a lot more lately because I have a Nokia 1020 and a Thinkpad Tablet 2. That and I really, really like Skydrive, I think it's the best cloud solution available. Skydrive also contains a online Office interface for Word, Excel, Powerpoint and One Note which works quite well with my iPad, so much so that when in full screen you couldn't;t tell it was a web app and not a compiled one. It's the same interface they use for Office 360 but free if you use Skydrive. I also pay for the 200GB storage option, which isn't a bad deal at 100 dollars a year. I was actually torn between using Skydrive and Box for a while as Box gave me a free 50GB account a year back and they have this incredible 1GB option for only 180 dollars a year. In the end though I went with Skydrive because of the speed at which I can access my files and upload. I'm not sure if it's Microsoft has a bigger presence in Switzerland then the other services but it screams, I can upload a 1GB film in under 15 minutes, I do have a fiber connection, 100Mbits Down, 10Mbits up but Dropbox, Box and iCloud took 10x longer on the same connection. The new mail interface for WIndows 8 mobile is a pretty decent mail app, nothing special but it works for me, so I receive all of my emails accounts including Google, Yahoo, Mail and Apple through my phone. I prefer using my Nokia 1020 over say my iPad because I can access my Skydrive in the mail client, as I store all of my files on it, it's kind of a must have feature.
Since I'm currently in the hospital the kids have been uploading movies to my Skydrive account as well and what's great is, the Skydrive app for my iPad can stream those movies without having to download them, pretty awesome. Apple will probably never offer a feature like that because they expect you to use iTunes for that, same reason why their codec selection is so sparse, which is perfectly fine it's their prerogative. We have an extensive DVD and Blueray collection which the kids have ripped into MP4's and DIVX and the ease at which they can upload them to my Skydrive storage it only strengthened my decision to go with them.
Sorry about going off of a tangent like that, I think I'm just lonely lying here, talking helps, even if it's to my computer. I'm using voice dictation because typing, even on a virtual keyboard actually tires me out, anyway you should see the looks people give me when they walk passed my room, who is that lady talking too. Poor thing she's delusional, of course my response of, "oh I'm just talking to my computer", doesn't really help my case much, as you can well imagine.
Thanks for listening,