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(Stabley Times)   Google introduces Gmail Blue, because "brown was a disaster"   (stableytimes.com) divider line 23
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2013-04-01 09:24:52 AM  
Google's trying too hard.
 
2013-04-01 09:37:04 AM  

Generation_D: Google's trying too hard.

 
2013-04-01 10:22:32 AM  
Not sure what this is. But I wish GMail offered a pay version that was ad-free.
 
2013-04-01 10:28:53 AM  

mjohnson71: Not sure what this is. But I wish GMail offered a pay version that was ad-free.

 
They do! No fools:
 
http://www.google.com/intl/en/enterprise/apps/business/pricing.html
 
http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=60758
 
2013-04-01 10:37:48 AM  

Namo: mjohnson71: Not sure what this is. But I wish GMail offered a pay version that was ad-free.
 
They do! No fools:
 
http://www.google.com/intl/en/enterprise/apps/business/pricing.html
 
http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=60758


They still harvest the sh*t out of your personal data and use it in marketing.
 
2013-04-01 10:39:34 AM  

Namo: mjohnson71: Not sure what this is. But I wish GMail offered a pay version that was ad-free.
 
They do! No fools:
 
http://www.google.com/intl/en/enterprise/apps/business/pricing.html
 
http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=60758


Thanks, but that's aimed at business and a bit pricey. Google needs a consumer based ad free email solution priced in the $5 to $25/year range.
 
2013-04-01 10:40:50 AM  
 
2013-04-01 10:48:51 AM  

mjohnson71: Namo: mjohnson71: Not sure what this is. But I wish GMail offered a pay version that was ad-free.

 
They do! No fools:
 
http://www.google.com/intl/en/enterprise/apps/business/pricing.html
 
http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=60758
 
Thanks, but that's aimed at business and a bit pricey. Google needs a consumer based ad free email solution priced in the $5 to $25/year range.
 
 
I guess, but I thought $50/year was reasonable.  25GB mailbox comes with it.  And I have a few friends who have their own personal domains and use google for email... they like it, it doesn't have to be for businesses.  And it's incredibly easy to migrate your existing mail from your gmail account, they have free tools for this.  You could try the 30 day free trial, I don't think you're even required to have your own domain, though I'm not 100% sure about this.
 
But Generation_D is right, they still use your data for marketing.  But if you're using Gmail already then that must not be a deal breaker.
 
2013-04-01 10:51:31 AM  

Namo: mjohnson71: Namo: mjohnson71: Not sure what this is. But I wish GMail offered a pay version that was ad-free.
 
They do! No fools:
 
http://www.google.com/intl/en/enterprise/apps/business/pricing.html
 
http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=60758
 
Thanks, but that's aimed at business and a bit pricey. Google needs a consumer based ad free email solution priced in the $5 to $25/year range.
 
 
I guess, but I thought $50/year was reasonable.  25GB mailbox comes with it.  And I have a few friends who have their own personal domains and use google for email... they like it, it doesn't have to be for businesses.  And it's incredibly easy to migrate your existing mail from your gmail account, they have free tools for this.  You could try the 30 day free trial, I don't think you're even required to have your own domain, though I'm not 100% sure about this.
 
But Generation_D is right, they still use your data for marketing.  But if you're using Gmail already then that must not be a deal breaker.


I migrated a vanity domain with 10 yrs worth of IMAP folders into gmail.

It was as though we'd unleashed the marketing hounds of hell. Imagine parsing 10 years of folders for keywords and using those for ads.

At that point I said no and hell no to any future use of gmail, other than 1-off throwaways.

Also -- turns out they don't let you migrate out anywhere near as easily as they let you migrate in. Was a good thing I hadn't nuked the original folders as part of the migration.
 
2013-04-01 11:13:47 AM  
Google Plus is an April Fool's joke.
 
2013-04-01 11:14:06 AM  

Generation_D: Also -- turns out they don't let you migrate out anywhere near as easily as they let you migrate in. Was a good thing I hadn't nuked the original folders as part of the migration.

 
What do you mean?  They support IMAP, just IMAPSync to your new host.  Import in & out via IMAPsync.
 
2013-04-01 11:29:32 AM  
Ah, Google. Another company that resorts to open source because it can't make its own software, then making fun of the companies that can.
 
2013-04-01 12:22:41 PM  

mjohnson71: Not sure what this is. But I wish GMail offered a pay version that was ad-free.


Yeah, because a single line of text at the top of am email page is totally intrusive.
 
2013-04-01 12:47:03 PM  
Gmail's new "Compose" screen is a disaster.
 
2013-04-01 12:47:41 PM  

Generation_D: Namo: mjohnson71: Namo: mjohnson71: Not sure what this is. But I wish GMail offered a pay version that was ad-free.
 
They do! No fools:
 
http://www.google.com/intl/en/enterprise/apps/business/pricing.html
 
http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=60758
 
Thanks, but that's aimed at business and a bit pricey. Google needs a consumer based ad free email solution priced in the $5 to $25/year range.
 
 
I guess, but I thought $50/year was reasonable.  25GB mailbox comes with it.  And I have a few friends who have their own personal domains and use google for email... they like it, it doesn't have to be for businesses.  And it's incredibly easy to migrate your existing mail from your gmail account, they have free tools for this.  You could try the 30 day free trial, I don't think you're even required to have your own domain, though I'm not 100% sure about this.
 
But Generation_D is right, they still use your data for marketing.  But if you're using Gmail already then that must not be a deal breaker.

I migrated a vanity domain with 10 yrs worth of IMAP folders into gmail.

It was as though we'd unleashed the marketing hounds of hell. Imagine parsing 10 years of folders for keywords and using those for ads.

At that point I said no and hell no to any future use of gmail, other than 1-off throwaways.

Also -- turns out they don't let you migrate out anywhere near as easily as they let you migrate in. Was a good thing I hadn't nuked the original folders as part of the migration.


You realize you can access Gmail through POP or IMAP, right?  There's your migration path, right there.
 
2013-04-01 12:49:13 PM  

Marine1: Ah, Google. Another company that resorts to open source because it can't make its own software, then making fun of the companies that can.


cdn.head-fi.org
 
2013-04-01 01:43:30 PM  
I don't see any difference in Gmail and the video makes no sense.
 
2013-04-01 01:44:09 PM  

The One True TheDavid: I don't see any difference in Gmail and the video makes no sense.


If it's meant to tie into current news, it's probably a statement on Windows Blue.
 
2013-04-01 02:20:25 PM  

Marine1: Ah, Google. Another company that resorts to open source because it can't make its own software, then making fun of the companies that can.


Troll, Lame April Fool's Joke, or stunningly moronic?
 
2013-04-01 02:28:19 PM  

Marine1: Ah, Google. Another company that resorts to open source because it can't make its own software, then making fun of the companies that can.


Well Microsoft did do this i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-01 03:00:26 PM  
I allowed Google to see my emails in exchange for a bulletproof email account when gmail went live what, a decade ago?

emails sent: thousands.
problems noted: zero.

data sniffed: presumably all of it, all the time.
problems noted: zero.
 
2013-04-01 03:35:06 PM  
I didn't think this was very funny until I realized it was a dig at Marissa Meyer and the "41 shades of blue" incident.
 
2013-04-01 08:35:28 PM  
mlkshk.com

Be VERY CAREFUL doing a GIS for this.

/VERY CAREFUL
 
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