I very recently bought my first Mac (BlackBook) and am still enjoying finding my way around For email on my PC, I always just used my Gmail account online. I am perfectly happy with my web based Gmail account, and its online user interface. What would be the advantages in setting up my Gmail account in Mail and using that, rather than through Firefox? As I said, I've no problems at all using the web based Gmail, so I have a "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality. If, however, I'm missing out by not using Mail, please let me know! Thanks!