Infographic: Looking back at Gmail on its 9th birthday

Matthew DeCarlo

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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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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.
 

Julio Franco

Posts: 8,752   +1,643
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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.
 

slh28

Posts: 1,703   +172
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.
 
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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.
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.
 

Jad Chaar

Posts: 6,481   +976
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.
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