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Google™pedia: The Ultimate Google Resource, Second Edition by Michael Miller

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Chapter 23. Sending and Receiving Email with Gmail

Everybody has an email account—at least one. You probably have a home email account from your Internet service provider (perhaps with additional addresses for your spouse and kids), as well as a work email account. Chances are you also have a web-based email account from Windows Live Hotmail or Yahoo! Mail, as either a backup or just to have it.

So why, then, would you want yet another email account? And from Google, of all places?

That’s right, Google has its own web-based email service, called Gmail, that competes with Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail. What makes Gmail unique, though, is the massive amount of storage it offers, as well as its insistence on a nonfolder, pure search approach to organization. ...

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