Web email

neal pardoe nepal.roade at googlemail.com
Mon Dec 1 23:47:35 UTC 2008

Re: Web email
 (nepal, Mon Dec  1 23:38:37 2008)
On Monday 01 December 2008 12:43:16 Art Alexion wrote:
> On Sunday 30 November 2008 13:53:37 Neil Winchurst wrote:
> > it is always better to rely on help from list members rather
> > than to go by what I find through Google.
> Ironic to this statement, I find Google's gmail to be quite nice.  It has a
> nice threaded web interface, and does IMAP nicely (as long as you pay
> attention to its idiosyncracies).
> What may be nice in your situation is that you can have Gmail retrieve mail
> from your other accounts and present them to you in webmail as labeled with
> that account, or in an account folder using IMAP access in kmail.  If you
> don't like it enough to be permanent, you can always go back to retrieving
> that mail from the original server yourself once you return from your trip.
> The other things I like about it are excellent spam filtering (don't use
> local filtering with it as it slows things down too much) and being able to
> use IMAP with some accounts that I have that don't support IMAP themselves.
>  I access my mail from multiple computers, and could never go back to POP
> again.

Yes, it is excellent. I was looking this lunch time at what mails I
hadn't yet downloaded and there were about 20-30 spams already just
for today. I never get to see them as I download my googlemail into

But the interface is nice too, I like the way it collapses mails and
just shows a single header line in an hierarchy. And as I said my
ISP's mail service is apauling, I had a friend trying to send me an
email which he tried repeatedly over a three day period which I never
received, so I gave him one of my google addresses and it was there
within a couple of minutes.
Very reliable.


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