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Gmail is a free, search-based webmail service that includes more than 4,096 megabytes (4 gigabytes) of storage. The backbone of Gmail is a powerful Google search engine that quickly finds any message an account owner has ever sent or received. That means there's no need to file messages in order to find them again.

When Gmail displays an email, it automatically shows all the replies to that email as well, so users can view a message in the context of a conversation. There are no pop-ups or untargeted banner ads in Gmail, which places relevant text ads and links to related web pages adjacent to email messages.

  • Cost: Free
  • Storage: 15,360 megabytes
  • Superior spam protection using innovative Google technology
  • Languages: Messages can be sent and read in most languages. The Gmail interface is available in 39 languages: US and UK English, simplified and traditional Chinese, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
  • Access: Free automatic forwarding, POP3 access and IMAP access (not a full implementation)
  • JavaScript and cookies must be enabled on all browsers
    • Fully supported browsers:
      • Chrome (download: Windows)
      • Microsoft IE 5.5+ (download: Windows)
      • Netscape 7.1+ (download: Windows Mac Linux)
      • Mozilla 1.4+ (download: Windows Mac Linux)
      • Mozilla Firefox 0.8+ (download: Windows Mac Linux)
      • Safari 1.2.1+ (download: Mac)
      • Opera 6.03+
    • Many other browsers work with Gmail's basic HTML view, including:
      • Microsoft IE 4.0+
      • Netscape 4.07+
      • Lynx

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