I have been an avid yahoo mail user for years and I can prove it. The first account I created was firstname.lastname@example.org, no I don’t use the account anymore so spammers have a go at it. I was 22 years old at the time, I know real encrypted right. This year I just celebrated my 3rd annual 30th birthday so there’s the proof.
I created several accounts throughout the years, whenever I started to get more spam mail then regular mail I knew it was time to retire the old account and create a new one.
Last year I succumbed to the peer pressure and decided to try Gmail. At first I hated it. I didn’t like the convenience of the grouped email. I was brain washed to the yahoo interface and couldn’t break out of it.
So I went back to yahoo again and created a new account and again it started to fill up with spam. I even got an email from a hit man who was hired to kill me, but he said he wouldn’t if I just gave him some money. Lucky I paid him off it’s probably the reason why I’m still alive today. But I still don’t know who hired him. I’m kidding of course; I knew it was a scam.
We started to use Google docs at work so I had to go back to my Gmail account and the more I used it the more I began to fall in love. I realized the Gmail, Google docs and Google calendar are some really great tools. Now I used Gmail on a daily basis.
As most of you know I am still working outside the home while I grow my online business ventures. So I need a system that I can access via the web.
So I set up mail forwarding to route all my business email accounts to Gmail, which allows me to respond to customers, queries, and process orders more quickly. I even labeled the email accounts to keep everything organized. I also implemented a theme for my Gmail, which is a recently added feature; I’m using the Candy theme. It’s fun and colorful.
Then I set up Google calendar to manage my schedule which I love because I can now sync my Google calendar to my blackberry calendar without having to plug in.
Google docs is another great application that I just started to use. Plus I just discovered that you can create online forms through Google docs. All you have to do is send or publish the form to someone and when it’s filled out you get the results in a spreadsheet. I just wish it could send an email alert when someone fills out the form.
Google has created/bought so many different applications that you can access all under your Gmail log in. You can access your Google Reader, your photos and more. Google makes my job easier and that is why I made the switch from Yahoo.