It may be the newest kid on the block when it comes to webmail but Gmail has certainly quickly outpaced all of the other clients any almost every way. From their incredibly fast and intuitive interface, to vast amounts of storage not to mention they are constantly adding new features via Gmail Labs.
Gmail now migrates email and contacts from other email providers, including Yahoo!, Hotmail, AOL, and many more. It’s much easier to make the transition now that you can bring along all your old email and contacts. You can even have your messages forwarded from your old account for 30 days, giving you time to take Gmail for a test drive while you make up your mind.
If you’ve been thinking about making the switch to Gmail but just couldn’t give up your years of stored up email, now’s your chance to get on board with all the cool kids. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
I used to freelance full time and sometimes I would need to bring on extra people to help out if I was particularly slammed. I have to admit that if two qualified candidates emailed me and had pretty much the exact same portfolio and one was using a Gmail address and one was using Yahoo, 9 out of 10 times I’m going with the Gmail address. To me at least, that person seems more aware of the technological surroundings.
Come to think of it, I can’t honestly think of one person I regularly communicate with via email that doesn’t have a Gmail address and is under the age of 50. Anyway, the moral of the story is if you haven’t, sign up for a new Gmail account (which are the only accounts this tool will work on for now) and give it a shot, what do you have to lose.