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    News - Gmail is now the world's most popular webmail

    According to independent ComScore data just published.
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    Re: News - Gmail is now the world's most popular webmail

    I doubt if its the most used, I only set up a gmail address so I could join You Tube, and never ever use the address for sending and receiving mail.

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    Re: News - Gmail is now the world's most popular webmail

    That would make sense.

    If you own an Android device and you want to purchase or download anything you need a Gmail account.

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    Re: News - Gmail is now the world's most popular webmail

    Yeah, my google registered non-gmail account wouldn't work with Android so I had to create a gmail account just for that. They're all linked to the same google account which is nice and I have started using the calendar, but I don't use it for normal emails.

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    Re: News - Gmail is now the world's most popular webmail

    Are they counting all the businesses that have kept their domain but use Google Apps?

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    Re: News - Gmail is now the world's most popular webmail

    *overtaken
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    Re: News - Gmail is now the world's most popular webmail

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    Are they counting all the businesses that have kept their domain but use Google Apps?
    exactly, I have 3 domains with their email being served by google apps
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    Re: News - Gmail is now the world's most popular webmail

    Well I use g-mail, it's frankly a brilliant service and I love it's simple interface on any device I'm using, it's even nice on the Blackberry Playbook. I'm happy to keep it as my main e-mail, spam and sign-up get shifted to my hotmail these days where I let most junk rot.

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    Re: News - Gmail is now the world's most popular webmail

    Google Apps all the way, best thing since the invention of sliced bread.

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    Re: News - Gmail is now the world's most popular webmail

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    Are they counting all the businesses that have kept their domain but use Google Apps?
    And all the people with their own domain who use Google Apps free edition. It's a great little solution to avoid the hassle of running a server or the pain of using a registrar email account.

    The privacy concerns are IMHO codswallop, as if anyone at Google is interested in reading my email. Perhaps a machine scans it to see what I like to target ads at me, but TBH if that makes the ads I must see a little less annoying then thats a good thing. I'd rather see ads for SSDs and laptops than pr0n and my little pony.

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    Re: News - Gmail is now the world's most popular webmail

    It took longer than I expected. I have multiple accounts across different sources, from free webmails (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail), work and my private domain, but I must say that my gmails get the most use. One advantage it has over Yahoo, is full SSL session, as opposed to just the log-in (get on with the time Yahoo, I am only keeping you so far because you are the first webmail I've ever signed up to - but if I was about to shift all my stuff from Lycos to Gmail, I can do it from you too).

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    Re: News - Gmail is now the world's most popular webmail

    I have a gmail account but don't use it, only got it for access to Youtube. I still use my hotmail address.

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    Re: News - Gmail is now the world's most popular webmail

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff I View Post
    I doubt if its the most used, I only set up a gmail address so I could join You Tube, and never ever use the address for sending and receiving mail.

    Yeah, but the same can be said for yahoo and hotmail. I only have one of those for specific websites, I mainly use gmail these days. In fact the yahoo and hotmail accounts just get collected and filtered into my gmail account.

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    Re: News - Gmail is now the world's most popular webmail

    I only have one was android made me, still using my hotmail linked into outlook.

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    Re: News - Gmail is now the world's most popular webmail

    As above, I suspect a large number of these accounts are laying fairly dormant /or only used in for signing in to google related stuff.
    Same could be said about hotmail though.

    Personally I find gmail awful to use, I still have an account which is linked to some bits, I access it via my hotmail.

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