About Gmail

Gmail is a free, advertising-supported email service offered as part of Google Workspace (formerly G Suite). With 15GB of email storage provided for free, users can access Gmail as secure webmail, as well as via POP3 or IMAP4.

Gmail automatically sorts emails into separate, customizable tabs (e.g. Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates) which users can add or remove as desired. Both inbound and outbound messages can be translated into other languages in Gmail, where users can also respond to invites, track packages, and leave reviews, without leaving the app.

Starring and custom color labels let users neatly organize email threads (conversations), while Google-powered search allows users to locate messages from any thread, quickly and easily.

With Gmail's Hangouts, users can instant message with others, as well as host video calls with up to 15 participants, straight from their inbox. The platform is accessible from any mobile device, via either native mobile apps for Android or iPhone/iPad, or via a native mobile web app.


Key benefits of Gmail

• Choose a professional looking custom email - e.g. [email protected] - for your company and team members to use.

• Host video meetings with up to 15 participants, straight from your Gmail inbox, with Hangouts.

• Access your email account on Android, iPhone, and Blackberry devices, via native mobile apps or the Gmail mobile web app.

• Automatically sort and label incoming emails with Gmail's color-coded inbox filters, similar to 'folders' in old email programs, but emails can have multiple labels applied.

• Recall or 'unsend' emails for a short period of time after you've clicked "send".


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zoie
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Gmail is my favorite email software and the BEST spam blocker.

Reviewed on 2024/01/11

Gmail is a very fast, secure, and reliable email software. It has the best spam blocker out there...

Gmail is a very fast, secure, and reliable email software. It has the best spam blocker out there and makes it very easy to organize and manage your emails. I've also never had a problem integrating it with other applications, which makes it a productive timesaver. Add the mobile optimization, and you have a great software for both personal and business uses. I highly recommend

Pros

Gmail is the best spam blocker! I've tried other email software, but Gmail has been the only one that actually blocks spam emails. Gmail is also really fast when receiving emails there are no delays. I also find the searching/filtering function to be fast and reliable. it helps me prioritize my emails, stay organized, and work efficiently.

Cons

I don't have any negative feedback. I've been totally happy with my Gmail account.

Ivy
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

You probably already use it, why not use it more?

Reviewed on 2024/01/09

I've been on gmail since it came out decades ago, and can't imagine going with any other service...

I've been on gmail since it came out decades ago, and can't imagine going with any other service for my daily driver email use.

Pros

It's free for normal use, and for Gapps use it's cheaper than Microsoft's offering. It organizes your email into 3 or 4 categories by default that really helps stay on top of things.

Cons

There's been a few changes over the years that have made it so when you go to sign up you get asked things that aren't relevant to needing email. Google doesn't need to know my gender for email to work and asking me it is both invasive to ask and untrustable in the current climate to have that information stored by some corporation.

Anne
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Plays nice with others

Reviewed on 2024/01/18

I like Gmail as a back office or B2B system for my operations. I would not really use this for my...

I like Gmail as a back office or B2B system for my operations. I would not really use this for my customer facing communication.

Pros

I like that Gmail integrates so well with other Google products/programs like Keep. I like the smooth workflow this provides.

Cons

I don't like how tricky it is to sort and control my incoming mail. I'm not fond of the tag feature and some settings hide my new mail without my realizing until too late.

Muhammad Daud
Muhammad Daud
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Gmail makes email simpler

Reviewed on 2023/10/31

Overall I had a good experience with Gmail as it allowed me to explore additional products offered...

Overall I had a good experience with Gmail as it allowed me to explore additional products offered by Google Workspace. Gmail integrated notes and Reminders work perfectly well with Mobile apps and Sync is great. Overall I would always recommend Gmail for primary email storage.

Pros

I have found Gmail comes with lot of utilities. Emails Management, Calendar, Google Drive, Google Sheet, Notes etc. These tools makes all in one easy for you to manage your personal or Business portfolio. Gmail free accounts have more than sufficient space for Drive and Emails and the Google Workspace comes with lot of Admin advantages and products.

Cons

Syncing Gmail emails with third-party applications is a back draw. The IMAP or POP is not reliable and loses connectivity. Google Should join its email through Exchange to work with third-party apps.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Outlook and Yahoo Mail

Reasons for Choosing Gmail

More functionalities, reliability, and sustainability.

Switched From

Yahoo Mail

Reasons for Switching to Gmail

Gmail sharing, Storage, Email and Search is better than Yahoo or Outlook
Maritza
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Perfect for small business

Reviewed on 2024/01/26

We could see a reduction in the amount of email spam we received. You can use a lot of services...

We could see a reduction in the amount of email spam we received. You can use a lot of services with your Gmail account. It is easy to set up on computers and mobile devices.

Pros

Easy to use, accessible, and easy to administrate (many users). Space and functions are perfect for small and medium businesses.

Cons

For users, it is hard to change from Outlook to Gmail interface.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft 365

Reasons for Choosing Gmail

The amount of spam was huge. You need knowledge about Cpanel to administrate the accounts. You need more time to monitor the service, you need to configure manually the settings in most of the email software.

Switched From

Microsoft 365

Reasons for Switching to Gmail

We previously used Microsoft 365 but the UX is not as friendly as Google, and also there are more services, platforms, and apps that allow use your Gmail account for sign-in
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Gmail FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Gmail.

Gmail offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$0,00
  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Gmail is a free email service. Gmail is also rolled into Google Workspace.

Gmail has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Gmail supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

Gmail supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Gmail integrates with the following applications:

Airtable, Asana, Basecamp, Chatfuel, Chatwork, ClickFunnels, Clio, ConvertKit, Dropbox Business, Evernote Teams, Google Chat, Google Drive, Google Forms, Google Meet, HubSpot CRM, IFTTT, Jira, Mailchimp, MeisterTask, Meta for Business, Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft To Do, OmniFocus, OneDrive, Pipedrive, Remember The Milk, RescueTime, Ryver, Slack, Streak, Stripe, SugarCRM, SurveyMonkey, Todoist, Trello, Twitter/X, Typeform, Zapier, Zendesk Suite, Zenkit

Gmail offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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