[clug] Gmail - web interface or linux client? (linux Digest, Vol 86, Issue 45, Message 6)

Miles Goodhew mgoodhew at gmail.com
Sat Feb 20 17:37:50 MST 2010

> Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 17:24:11 +1100
> From: Grant Morphett <grant at gmorph.com>
> Message-ID:
>        <b7673df51002192224kc99f50w8e828c46d91fbf20 at mail.gmail.com>
> Just wondering what all the gmail users out there use as far as their email
> interface goes.  Do people prefer just loading their favourite browser and
> interacting with gmail that way or have people gone for clients such as
> Evolution etc?  Pros and Cons of each option?

  I usually use the web interface on most platforms. However under
McOs I use the inbuilt mail app about half the time (Mainly from habit
- but the address book integration is great).
  I realy like using the keyboard accellerators.
  Downsides of the web UI: You can't type a "TAB" character, so if
(like me) you like indented leading lines, you've got mash the space
bar. Also, hitting TAB absentmindedly and continuing to type away
often results in hideous accidents like sending incomplete emails or
deleting wordy and well thought-out e-tomes.
  I also find the address book a little messy and hard to deal with,
but that may just be my fault for not taking the time to learn it
properly and clean it up.


Miles Goodhew,
Executive Computer Scientist

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