Friday, September 24, 2004

Review: GMail


"KNAPP'S LAW: Web-based email is a pain in the keister. It incorporates a bunch of Javascript and other baubles that complicate things. It's overloaded with ads that make it too slow for dialup users. It has low storage quotas -- one bad run of spam or a discussion list conversation that gets heated, and you bust your quota and start bouncing important messages. There's no standardized archiving format that will let you integrate a search of mail saved to your hard drive with mail still on the server, if there's even a worthwhile search function in the first place. Web-based email sucks.

"THE EXCEPTION TO KNAPP'S LAW: GMail."

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