Gmail Overview Updated August 15, 2016

Gmail

Announced on April 1, 2004 with an unprecedented 1GB of user storage, many assumed that Gmail was just one of Google’s April Fools’ pranks. For comparison, competing services only had 2 to 4MB for users to store email messages and attachments. Currently, Gmail storage is combined with that of other Google products with 15GB available for free.

Gmail was released in beta with an invite system and was not open to the general public until February 2007. In July of 2009, it finally dropped its beta status. As of February 2016, Gmail is the most widely used web email provider with 1 billion active users worldwide.

Besides email, Gmail has a number of features, including integration with Google Drive for sending large attachments and choosing images from Google Photos. Users can fully search their email with advanced spam filtering and labels to manage messages. Google also scans emails to show context-related advertisements.

Since launch, the email service has gone through a number of redesigns. Apps are available for Android, iOS, and the mobile web.

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Gmail Stories August 15

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Gmail Stories August 10

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Gmail Stories July 19

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As someone who uses multiple Gmail accounts, I often find myself switching to the account I actually want to use after loading the Gmail home page. By default, Gmail will load the first account that you initially log in to. If you wish to view another Gmail account, you’ll need to utilize the account switcher option in the upper right-hand corner of the page.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could set up a bookmark to go directly to a desired account instead of having to rely on the account switcher? In this brief tutorial, we’ll show you how to do just that. expand full story

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Gmail Stories July 7

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Gmail Stories June 9

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Gmail is experiencing downtime this afternoon as some users are having issues with receiving messages and accessing their account. Google confirmed the issue on its apps status page and said it was investigating reports as of 1:56PM EST.

The company provided a later update at 2:46PM EST today noting that it’s continuing to investigate and confirming it’s discovered that “some messages sent to consumer Gmail accounts are being rejected due to authentication enforcement.”

Google plans to provide another update by 3:46PM EST with more details on when it expects to resolve the issues.

We’ll keep you posted here with further updates and let us know in the comments below if you’re still having problems with your account.

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Gmail Stories May 5

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Over the past couple of years, Google has been implementing a number of AI, or machine-learning technologies, in to its products. Whether it’s intuitive search within the Photos app, better automatic thumbnail creation in YouTube, ‘Smart Reply’ in Inbox, or just straight-out beating an 18-time Go world champion, its artificial intelligent brains are being developed and honed.

With all of its incredible talent, apparently, there’s still work to be done when it comes to results from neural networks sounding and looking like naturally spoken or written human language. The solution: feeding it steamy romance…

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