Monday, September 17, 2007

Is Gmail getting offline?

There are winds of change sweeping the global software market— and you could see it next in the most ubiquitous activity on the Internet: e-mail.

If current indications are anything to go by, Microsoft's popular Outlook software and IBM's Lotus Notes could see a part of their markets chipped off by free alternatives, though one could always argue about the richness of features.

Gmail is the service from Google that literally changed the way e-mail is accessed and stored. Three years ago when Gmail was launched it gave the flexibility which no other e-mail, not even your very own POP and SMTP (that enabled downloading of your e-mails on your desktop computer) offered.

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