Who uses mail for web-based email?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by wayland1985, Jan 29, 2010.

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How do you access your Gmail?

  1. Online through your browser

    3 vote(s)
    11.5%
  2. Online through the browser, with Gmail notifier

    2 vote(s)
    7.7%
  3. Using Mail

    19 vote(s)
    73.1%
  4. I don't use gmail

    2 vote(s)
    7.7%
  1. wayland1985 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I've been using Mail for my Gmail account the past 2 years. I'm curious as to how you other Gmail users access your mail.


    Do you use the Mail application? Or do you use your web-browser???


    I mean, the web-based email seems cleaner, but the instant Mail notifications are always nice...
     
  2. soLoredd macrumors 6502a

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    Location:
    California
    #2
    I use Mail app on my MBP and iPhone. It's one click/tap away, whereas the web-based is a bit more involved. I actually have my Gmail forwarded to my MobileMe account, which is then pushed to my devices. Works great and I can always go back to the web-based Gmail for archives if needed.
     
  3. celticpride678

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    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #3
    I would use Mail, but Yahoo! Mail blocks POP3 so I can't.
     
  4. EndlessMac macrumors 6502

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    #4
    I prefer using Mail or any software based email app over a web based email. Mail has more features than web based emails and I also have more than one email account such as a personal and business email. With Mail I can check them all in one program rather than logging into each one at a time.
     
  5. robj macrumors regular

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    Dec 23, 2009
    Location:
    Madrid, Spain
    #5
    While I'm using my mac I always use Mail.app, it's great and it's well integrated with the rest of the system :)

    When I'm in windows, I use the web side of GMail. Mainly because I didn't find any good email client in Windows. I don't like Thunderbird at all, and better not saying anything about outlook ;)
     
  6. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

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    Location:
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    #6
    I have a web-based (with POP3 options) email that came with my webhosting. It doesn't have a great interface though and whenever I'm on my Macbook I use Mail instead of the browser.
     
  7. gerberdaisy macrumors newbie

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    Jan 29, 2010
    #7
    gmail has a mail notifier so you don't have to be logged in to know if you have new messages:

    http://toolbar.google.com/gmail-helper/notifier_mac.html

    I still check my mail accounts individually via web browsers (hotmail, comcast accounts, gmail, and my personal domain email...) kind of frustrating, but I haven't found an interface that I like, that prepopulates, that allows groups, etc...

    i'd be interested in learning more about mail.app
     
  8. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    Jul 13, 2008
    Location:
    Los Angeles, Ca
    #8
    ive been using gmail.com for years but since updating to the latest firefox i see google gears isn't supported. which blocks my ability to have Google Offline use...

    so for the past 2 days have started using Apple's Mail. Which is nice, but not perfect...at least not to what i like in Gmail, like starring items, labels, and some other basic stuff.
     
  9. ARF900 macrumors 65816

    ARF900

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    Oct 30, 2009
    #9
    I use Mail, I like it simply because its so well integrated with OSX, the notifications are nice, and I like how file attachments are a drag and drop away.
     

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