I have no experience with Google’s Gmail; I figure I have more than enough email addresses already, and if Microsoft hadn’t killed Outlook Express access to Hotmail, or whatever the hell it’s called now, I’d have everything nice and neat in a single package. (Well, except for AOL, but they’re fundamentally incompatible with “nice” and/or “neat” anyway.)
So for a review, I turn to Cajun Boy in the City, who reports: “it sucks.” And furthermore:
seriously, it does. can someone please explain to me why my inbox is filled with, at least a dozen per day if i had to venture a guess, solicitations from attorneys representing african philanthropists wishing to endow me with their fortunes along with the standard ads whose subject lines read “GET HARD 2NITE,” “add three inches of girth” and “are you lonely tonight?” meanwhile, many of the emails that are coming from actual people, people that i know personally or people that are writing to me about something regarding this blog, are getting routed to my “trash” folder? what’s ever more perplexing about this is that many of the emails that are being misrouted are emails that originate from other gmail accounts!!!
Google applications tend to be either splendiferous (Maps, Earth) or execrable (Groups); hardly anyone seems to report any middle ground.