RE: Birding-Aus Messages

To: jenny spry <>
Subject: RE: Birding-Aus Messages
From: Dave Torr <>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 13:29:55 +1000
As a long term Gmail user can I second that and add one of the strengths of
GMail - no longer do you have to decide on which "folder" to put your mail
in as is the case with some mail systems - each message can me "tagged" with
multiple "labels" and then you can simply look at all the mails with a given
label - for example I can have a label for BirdingAus (and set a rule that
all mail from BirdingAus is automatically labelled as such) and another
label for Norfolk Island and then - looking at the previous email I had from
BirdingAus - have it filed under both labels. If only we could file paper
like that!

Occasionally spam does get through but it is pretty efficient.

Add a storage capacity ov over 7GBytes and it is a definite winner.

2009/5/19 jenny spry <>

> Hi all,
> I have had a problem with my bigpond account since they upgraded their site
> back in February. I am on Apple and thought that that was the problem, but
> maybe not. For me to enter my bigpond account takes some minute and then
> moving through it is just as slow. bigpond no longer offers me an email
> system I can be bothered using.
> I solved the problem very easily though - I stopped using it and went to
> Google gmail. This is a free, fast, and spam-free service and has a much
> better interface that users can modify to their needs. I have added the
> weather for Cairns, Broome and a few other desirable birding places, the
> phases of the moon with astrological comments, a currency exchange rate
> calculator and the news headlines. I now go to my bigpond account about
> once
> a month just to dump the spam and check that nothing important has arrived
> by accident. I know bigpond works well for many but if not, why fight
> TELSTRA when it is easier to leave and go to a better service?
> cheers,
> Jen

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