Google’s Gmail is one of the largest free email services offered by Google. As of2019, it has 1.5 billion monthly active users world wide. A normal user uses Gmail either in the browser or the official android app or online account. Google also supports the usage of third party email clients through the IMAP and POP protocols.
One of the great things about gmail is that it has the perfect combination of functionality for a search engine as well as an email client. It offers quick and simple access to your Gmail account. In addition to this Gmail also provides some useful features such as built-in browser and folder structure as well as various keyboard shortcuts for additional ease while navigating around your emails. Let us take a look at some of these useful features. The keyboard shortcuts provided while using gmail help you to find particular items faster.
* Email Service Provider – With a quick search of ‘Email Service Provider’ on the Google Toolbar, you can easily access gmail and see what your existing providers have to offer you. Most of the time, your email provider will provide you with the most standard tools like POP3(S) and IMAP(S) which are essential for storing and organizing your emails. If you’re on an international platform, Google has support for several language versions and you can select the one that best suits your needs. You can also set up your digital messages as a new email address which makes it easier to send and receive digital messages from any part of the world.
* Artificial Intelligence – Google has made its artificial intelligence project called “Google Wave” which helps you organize your gmail inbox. It displays your emails in folders according to the type of content. So if you’re sending private business emails, you’ll see less ads and other distracting or irrelevant emails. You can organize all your emails in various folders as per your preferences, so that everything you get in your gmail inbox is according to your preferences.
* Spam Folder Lookout – Gmail has an anti-spam folder lookout for easy identification of spams. You can customize the look of the spam folder by adding or deleting any emails as you like. You can also see the date when the last message was sent and the sender’s location. You can also see who the last person had sent you emails and the IP address where the message was sent from.
Apart from these advanced features, gmail also offers many more features that enhance your email communication. Like built-in address book, a built-in contact manager, task manager, email forwarding, shared mailboxes, a backup system, etc. are only a few among many that make your email service provider a better communication network.