I’m starting to get bothered by Yahoo Mail, and it’s various quirks, and I’m considering switching to Google’s Gmail. I actually AM switching to Gmail, for a month, as a “test drive”. If I can get comfortable with Gmail I’ll roll with it for awhile. I’ve tried Gmail a few times in the past and just couldn’t get comfortable with it. That might be because I couldn’t get Gmail to work like Yahoo Mail.
Anyhow, how do YOU use Gmail? Do you really just leave all your email in the INBOX, like Google recommends, not deleting any messages? Do you create a bunch of labels, like most people would with folders, and just add a label to all your messages?
I was happy to see that Google gave Gmail users the ability to set an alternate email address as your “send mail” address. Now, can they please allow me to set a different color for each of the labels I’ve setup? Why, they haven’t given users the ability to change labels colors confuses the heck out of me. You’d think that it’s a simple feature to provide.
So I’ve got some good tips in my comments on this post. They’ve also generated a few more questions. Obviously, Google wants Gmail users to Archive a message over sending it to Trash. Why? Are ya’ll using the Archive feature or do you just send messages to Trash? Does anyone know how to archive/trash large numbers of messages at a time? I’ve got about 5000 messages I need moved out of my inbox.