yes i'm very curious how this will be implemented.rikers_mailbox said:POP3 support for GMail? How will Google continue to lure advertisers when e-mails can be viewed and saved client-side?
If it's true, that's a loss of a big revenue source for Google. . .
Yeah, but who would want to use that with a mailbox the size of GMail?macridah said:Most email clients give you the option to leave messages on server.
Exactly. Google's POP3 rollout is great, however, in order for it to be user-friendly by today's standards, IMAP is the only way to go. It allows for the use of a variety of methods for the user to check their email. Hopefully IMAP isn't far off!shamino said:Yeah, but who would want to use that with a mailbox the size of GMail?
You go to visit a friend/relative, check your mail for the first time on their computer, and end up downloading 50,000 messages just so you can read the three new ones.
POP3 and "leave on server" really do not make for a useful long-term solution.
If you want a mail system where messages remain on the server, IMO, you really need to use IMAP or some other similar protocol.
Wow.A*Google spokesman said while Gmail users were served up text ads that appeared next to the body text of messages, ads would not appear with messages downloaded via Pop3 to the client e-mail applications.
Not only that, but the whole POINT of Gmail is to be able to leave all your messages in your inbox. I can see wanting to have new GMail messages show up in the same client as your other email accounts, but I wouldn't actually want to manage a GMail account that way. The whole GMail difference, to me, is the ability to accumulate messages endlessly, and manage them through labels, conversations, and search. It's actually a completely different way of doing email, and I don't think it's really compatible with either POP or IMAP in the long run.shamino said:POP3 and "leave on server" really do not make for a useful long-term solution.
Maybe that's your point, but after I've "processed" messages (with Gmail or any other mail system) I archive or trash them so they don't clutter the inbox(es).rueyeet said:Not only that, but the whole POINT of Gmail is to be able to leave all your messages in your inbox.
Simply because:thecow said:What's wrong with just logging in through the web? Gmail has one of the best web interfaces that i've seen. Also, you don't really need to organize the emails because it has a search function.
Hmmm...not so sure, GMail is VERY fast.munkle said:1) It takes longer to log on than to have new e-mail directed to your mail client.
There is an official app from GMail for Windows, and several 3rd party apps for OS X that tell you when you have new mail without needing to login.2) POP will notify you as soon as you have new e-mail to save you from logging on constantly and logging on to check even when you don't have mail.
OK, I'll give you that3) You have your messages off line, saving you from logging on just to read old messages.
And that4) You can draft messages off line.
OK, and that5) Tighter integration with other iLife apps.
No way, the way gmail organises your emails as conversations, and the search ability is fantastic!6) Easier and quicker to organise and search through your e-mail.
I get spam in Mail.app, none in my gmail7) Better junk mail filtering.
OK, I'll have to give you that as well.8) Ability to control more than one e-mail address through one interface.
Who said anything was wrong?thecow said:What's wrong with just logging in through the web?
I agree, but my desktop e-mail environment is still more powerful/flexible/efficient than Gmail's webmail.Gmail has one of the best web interfaces that i've seen.
Maybe you don't.Also, you don't really need to organize the emails because it has a search function.