Gmail is an online email service provided by Google. Gmail is free and is supported by advertising. It serves as a safe and simple alternative for users to send and receive email with the greatest ease and simplicity. On its first years, it was an invitation-only initiative, where users had to receive an invitation from a Gmail user to be granted access to the system. It was launched to the public on February 7 2007.
At first, it offered only 1GB of storage to its users, which was a lot at the time when you compare it to the capacity offered by competitors. The emails that are sent and received through Gmail have a maximum capacity of 25MB, which is still a decent amount. Gmail has an app that is installed by default on every Android device and it is required to access the Google Play Store, where users may download and install thousands of applications, some free of charge and some with a cost. Gmail Account has become one of the most widely used email platforms thanks to its simple yet efficient design and security features that set it above the rest.
One of the most prominent features of Gmail is its storage capacity. Gmail is Google’s take on email services, so it is obvious that it will take advantage of Google’s resources. As we have commented, on its launch, Gmail offered 1GB of storage. When Gmail reached its anniversary, it received another GB of storage; the Gmail directive suggested that this number would steadily increase. As of 2012, Gmail was offering 10GB of free storage, which was paired with the service known as Google Drive.
Google Drive is a cloud service provided by Google that can be accessed from any web browser or from the native application. Today, the current capacity of Gmail storage services adds up to 15GB total; this amount can be increased if the user chooses to pay an additional fee, which can allow for up to 30TB of storage.
Because Google is known for its search engine, it was expected that this feature would appear on Google’s email service. The search bar on the top of the page serves as an effective method of finding specific emails and messages. Whatever you type on the search bar will be the search term on your emails; any email that contains said search term on its title, subject and recipient or in the text of the message will turn up as a search result.
Gmail also possesses a powerful spam filter that is supported by the community. If a user determines that a certain email accounts as spam, the information is stored by Gmail servers for filtering future incoming messages. The system is performed by Gmail servers, as the emails themselves are not meant to be read by other person that the user that marked them as spam. This filter allows for your email tray to be free of clutter and suspicious and harmful offers from unknown senders.