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The purpose of writing this article is to help readers to know about the It is a Google website for providing free webmail service. We all are quite familiar with the Google as we use number of internet-based services and products hosted and developed by Google, for example Google Search, Gmail, Google Chrome, Google's Ad Words, Google Maps, Google Translate and numerous more. Google is an American multinational internet and software corporation and according to a survey done by Alexia in September 2009 internet’s most visited websites are of Google. We will ponder upon one of Google’s subsidiary “” in following paragraph.


It is a website for providing free webmail service. It was launched on April 1, 2004 and made available to the general public on February 7, 2007. Google mail was ranked second in PC World's "100 Best Products of 2005", behind Mozilla Firefox. Initially it offered 1GB storage capacity per user but it significantly increased to 2-4 GB to stand with its competitors like Hotmail, yahoo mail. Any Gmail message can of up to 25 MB size which is comparatively larger than any other mail service support. has a search-oriented interface & a "conversation view" like an Internet forum. On May 3, 2010, Google's email service changed its name to Gmail. From that time on, anybody who signs up for a new Gmail account get an address instead of Let us look upon some key features of Gmail.


More storage:

Currently Gmail provides more than 7 GB free storage per account. Georges Harik, the product management director for Gmail, has stated that “Google will keep giving people more space forever so you will never need to delete any message”.

Get less spam:

Gmail’s spam filtering is a community driven system which means that if user mark an email as a spam than this will provide information to system so that it may identify similar future messages for all Gmail users.

Mobile access:

Gmail Mobile is another version of Gmail service. It is intended to provide Gmail user’s free access to their Gmail account via mobile phones or smart phones. With the help of Gmail, mobile users now have the ability to compose, read, archive, reply, forward, mark unread, add a star, add custom labels or delete email messages.

Chat immediately:

This feature helps you talk with people you email, with the help of built in chatting messenger inside Gmail. Thus if required person is online you can chat with him rather than mailing him and waiting for his response.

Un-clutter your email:

This is another service enhancement in which Gmail organizes and automatically groups emails into conversations.


Gmail uses HTTP encryption to keep your email secure. Gmail is set on 'Always use https' setting by default, but user can change this setting anytime.

Google Voice in Gmail chat:

It is a plug-in provided by Gmail to integrate telephone service within Gmail's Google Chat interface. Initially it was called "Google Voice in Gmail chat" but later on it was properly named as Google Video and Voice Chat. This service allows people to make free calls from their Gmail account to US and Canada and they can also call other countries as well but on a fee basis.


I hope this article would have given you pretty much information about that it is not just an ordinary website for sending and receiving emails but providing several facilities at one place which are for free. In a nutshell, Gmail or Google mail makes email easy and efficient by providing Less spam, Lots of space, Built-in chat, Google mobile, Security, Labels and filters.

By Khurram Hussain, published at 03/03/2012
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