I've been on OS X since 2005. I have never ever used Mail. I simply connect directly to GMail. I'm happy with the GMail interface. I like the way it works. I never used any email client. Soon I'll be using SL (I'll be buying a mini). I thought this might be an opportunity to get acquainted with the various apps in OS X that I have never used. So... Can you please tell me, why do you use Mail, rather than do the direct web access to f.ex. GMail. TIA!