Infographic: Looking back at Gmail on its 9th birthday

By Matthew
Apr 11, 2013
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  1. It's hard to imagine Google without its spaghetti bowl of web services, but less than a decade ago it didn't even provide email. Gmail shook up the Internet when it entered beta on April Fool's Day, 2004, offering handy features...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Wasn't the new compose feature before the 28th? I have had it for a while.
  3. asdf

    asdf TS Rookie

    I stopped using Gmail since they are scanning all my emails and then send spam and ads. I don't have time to waste and make Google rich. Back to Hotmail (Outlook), love the new Modern and simple interface.
  4. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,029   +614

    Gmail rocked the email world and to this day remains the best web client by far (in my opinion anyway). Ads can get annoying but for some reason on my main account I don't get any. I've opened a few more accounts for other people and I know those get ads, but I don't, so crossing fingers there. Also I find the transition to the new compose questionable and unnecessary, we will see where that leads.
  5. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    Gmail has always been the best web based email service, I don't mind making Google rich considering how much storage you get and how awesome it's been.
  6. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 638   +56

    What Ads? :O
  7. Huh? The Hotmail/Outlook does pretty much same. When you open your email and you will see the ads match to your topic of email. How do you think Hotmail/Outlook makes money while they provide the service for free? I hope you are smart enough to figure this question. It's very clearly that the only reason why you hate Google is that they got big and successful.
    gcarter and tehbanz like this.
  8. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    If you use Adblock like I do. No ads!

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