Are you a webmail only user?

For ages I’ve used Apple’s Mail.app for all my mail needs. But over the past year or so I’ve consolidated a lot of things and only have a few email addresses now. I’ve even, for the most part, started using Gmail for business email as well.

Do you tend to use a local app or a web based client like Gmail? Have you found any real benefit of it over a local app?

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Feb 26 2007

4 Responses to “Are you a webmail only user?”

personally, I used Apple Mail to manage all of my web based e-mail addresses. I use it so I can access those emails offline, being that I’m on a laptop, often without internet.

Adam Mika on February 27th, 2007 at 9:25 am

I only use Mail.app for my school email as the webmail client they have setup is horrid. Although a friend of mine made a roundcube version that syncs with the campus directory so that anyone can use it (http://gtwebmail.net).

For everything else though, I use the Gmail web interface. I can’t live without labeling and archives and the conversation view. Been using it since 6/29/2004… is it bad that I know the date I got my gmail account?

Paul Stamatiou on February 28th, 2007 at 11:45 am

I only use web mail - namely gmail for personal and @mail for my business. I think its good because you are able to access your emails/information where ever you are in the world.

James Deer on February 28th, 2007 at 12:04 pm

Right now I’m certainly gearing more towards Adam’s response in that it’s nice to be able to read emails offline. That, plus searching is MUCH faster locally than going web based.

Josh on February 28th, 2007 at 11:37 pm

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