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5c1a4cd6 » romac
2012-03-04 Update and rename posts according to Jekyll conventions.
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2 title: Why I still use Gmail
3 date: 2011-05-12
4 tags: [ interview, short ]
5 layout: post
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d29be658 »
2011-07-25 Moved everything back to root because I fail at life.
7
8 ### But it's proprietary!
9
10 Well yeah. But it's really convenient. It's really fast (for me), it has filters
11 and tags, and all the other alternatives I've tried, like roundcube, don't even
5c1a4cd6 » romac
2012-03-04 Update and rename posts according to Jekyll conventions.
12 layout: post
d29be658 »
2011-07-25 Moved everything back to root because I fail at life.
13 come close.
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15 I don't feel like using Gmail is restricting my freedom. I can redirect mail to Gmail,
16 from Gmail to the outside world, forward, receive, and respond to anything. Besides,
17 the Android app is way better than stock e-mail.
18
19 Besides, we use it $ofm[at work]. It just feels like the best tool for the job
20
21 ### Why not write a client yourself?
22
23 Well I'd love to, if I ever find the time. Unfortunately, pretty much everything
24 about e-mail sucks, similary to how pretty much everything about
25 $blog/BitTorrent[BitTorrent] rocks.
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27 I'm not a fan of POP3, and IMAP looks complicated - in any case you have to store
28 everything on your own server because it's way too slow - but that's not all, you
29 also have to cache it client-side, which requires a whole framework just to get right.
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31 In my opinion, Google nailed it and it would take more than a week-end to build
32 something up to the task.
33
34 ### If you do write one, let me know!
35
36 Will do! Drop me a line at [amos@official.fm](mailto:amos@official.fm) if you're interested.
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