Monday, August 2, 2010


Sometimes I think I need to jump on the bandwagon and get a gmail account (actually, I did get one a while back, and never told anyone about it...and then forgot the username and password).  More so lately, because I don't like the changes that hotmail (or, windows live mail, or whatever) has done.  But is it really worth it?  Sometimes I forget I even have an email address, since it is not my primary way of communicating. Nor my secondary or...tertiary. So would me getting a gmail account be a lot like an amish person changing their phone number?  Plus there are all the people who still haven't gotten over the last time I changed my email address years ago.  Sometimes Steve will get a mass email that I won't because I no longer check my lauracluka account, and the person sending failed to update their address book when I sent out my own mass email telling them not to send to the lauracluka account.  All that to say...I don't remember the last time I sent a mass email, or a forward...or anything like that. What was this post about again?  Oh yeah.  The pros and cons of getting a gmail account.  Does anyone have any sway either way?

In other news, I think I am going to go get some canning equipment today...and then hit the farmer's market here in BF to get some ingredients.


Eva Joy said...

I heart gmail and I would never go back to anything I have had in the past.

Much cleaner inbox (groups email replies into "conversations" that only show up as one item in your inbox instead of every reply having it's own line), much easier to find stuff (I don't use folders anymore, I just "archive" everything which takes it out of my inbox into some computer space somewhere - I obviously don't understand exactly how it works - and then when I search, it searches all of the senders, subject lines and the content of the email itself for my search item. So if I am looking for that one email I got sometime last year about canning but I don't remember who sent it or what else it said, I just search "canning" and I have a pretty high success rate of finding what I am looking for. Or at least I think I would, if I had ever gotten an email about canning). Love, love, love gmail chat, esp the video chat. I don't use Skype anymore because of it. Easier to find people, more people are on it, easier to navigate.

To summariaze, I would recommend you make the switch.

HB said...

I just opened up this post to tell you about the same exact things my sister just wrote. I was very VERY apprehensive about switching (mostly because of all the "work" involved in making the switch) but I couldn't be happier. I love all that Eva said, plus I love the contacts, the simplicity of distribution lists, and the little hot keys at the top of the page that take me to all of the other google things I love (Reader, calendar, etc). I feel that google > hotmail is now similar to Mac > PC in my mind, mostly due to the user-friendliness.

Laura said...

thanks for the advice!

Warren MacLeod said...

There is no question in my mind as to whether or not you should get a gmail account. It's like asking, "Should I be happy or not?" or, "Should I share my love or just keep it in?"

In case there is any uncertainty, you should get a gmail account.

Laura said...

I don't want to keep it all in!

....ok, I made a gmail account. I'm working on getting the news out. :)

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