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#1 User is offline   mars_fenix 

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 05:15 PM

HTML 5 seems to be rapidly evolving as the future of web computing. And the world’s most popular web-based company is pushing the technology like never before. Google recently included a drag-and-drop feature in the company’s email application a.k.a GMail. In case you are using Firefox 3.6 or Chrome 4, you can now simply drag any document and paste it to your email/message window, just like you would in most desktop applications. The moment you ‘drop’ the file, GMail will automatically attach the document with the composed email.

Thanks to the new APIs that are part of HTML 5. Although the drag-and-drop feature was initially introduced in Google Wave, the company went a step higher by introducing this to GMail, which has well over 140 million users. The browser support for drag-and-drop is currently the biggest hurdle. Currently this feature is only supported by Firefox 3.6 and Chrome 4. Although Safari supports the drag-and-drop API, the feature doesn’t quite work when you use it with GMail. In case of IE 8 it is not supported at all, although you can use Google Chrome Frame as a workaround.


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Posted 08 May 2010 - 05:34 PM

To be honest the last time I think i used Gmail was around 2007, so I am guessing its no biggie for me, but just out of curiosity, how many people here use Gmail on a regular basis ?

Other than having Apple Mail, or Mail on the Iphone to check it for you...


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Posted 08 May 2010 - 10:10 PM

well i only use gmail... thunderbird in a pain... i just find it easier to use...

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 03:30 PM

QUOTE (TLCAUS @ May 8 2010, 05:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
To be honest the last time I think i used Gmail was around 2007, so I am guessing its no biggie for me, but just out of curiosity, how many people here use Gmail on a regular basis ?

Other than having Apple Mail, or Mail on the Iphone to check it for you...


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I am now 100% gmail. All my other email accounts are either set to forward everything to one gmail account or, where I can't set that up, I have gmail retrieve the email from accounts over POP.

It works on browsers, using the iPhone set up instructions (as gmail offers Exchange connectivity), on the iPad - pretty much everywhere and on any device I use.

I've migrated 5 years of messages to it and have used about half of the available space.
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 04:14 PM

QUOTE (Anthony Caruana @ May 9 2010, 03:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am now 100% gmail. All my other email accounts are either set to forward everything to one gmail account or, where I can't set that up, I have gmail retrieve the email from accounts over POP.


I've done a similar thing but with Mail via MobileMe. I migrated years and years of email to the IMAP account and all my POP addresses forward to the .mac address. Works beautifully.
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 06:28 PM

Except that you can't assign a domain name of your own to Mobile Me email. Also, isn't there a limit to how many POP accounts Mobile will retrieve email from?
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 07:16 PM

I have my domain name email being forwarded to me, is that what you meant? Not sure, but I have three POP email accounts coming through plus my .mac email.
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 07:46 PM

I also have a Gmail IMAP account (no MobileMe) which retrieves mail from 3 POP accounts. Very convenient being able to use my iMac, my wife's MacBook or my iPod to access the synced account. Also possible to get onto any computer, anywhere, and log onto Gmail's WebMail for access.

This setup has worked flawlessly for a long time now. A couple of years ago there were regular issues with Gmail deciding not to recognise the (correct) password embedded in Mail Preferences. It was necessary to go through setting up a new Gmail IMAP password. I had to do this about three times over 6 months, but since then no problems.
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