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I'm a big fan of gmail and the gmail interface, so I wouldn't have a problem with it.

Improved Virus filtering is no bad thing either...

Jez

does losing imap mean losing outlook/thunderbird access?

if not, sounds ace.

stokes (not 30 this year, unlike jez)

Sorta-kinda, yeeeaaahhh

Google don't offer IMAP. You won't be able to have two copies of Thunderbird/Outlook/whatever on two different machines seeing the same mail.

Google do offer POP access. This works like this: you fire Thunderbird up. It polls Google and downloads copies of all unread mail in your Google mailbox. That mail is immediately, in Google's system, either marked as read, archived, or deleted (your choice).

If you only ever use a single install of Thunderbird/Outlook/etc and the webmail, you won't notice any difference between this setup and how we do it at the moment. If you do use multiple clients on multiple computers, you'll end up in a state where each Thunderbird/Outlook/whatever has some mail, but only the Google web interface will contain all your mail. This is the main sticking point I see with this plan but I don't know how many people run multiple mail environments.

Personally, I would just stop running mail clients altogether. I find keeping more than one mail client up to date a pain (especially for spam filter training, and Thunderbird extensions) and I find Gmail's interface slick enough that I'm happy to use it for all my mail. I appreciate that may not apply to everyone though, hence this thread.

my two penneth

I don't use @eggwan.com mail but I do use gmail and I must say that it is fab. Easy to use, easy on the eye and 1gb storage space, I don't think that I have ever deleted a gmail email.

If the mail is no longer held on this server does that mean that we cna downgrade our subscription or is mail only a tiny part of what we have?

Yours Luddite - Wan (Also not thirty in a few weeks, unlike Jez)

my two penneth

Mail is a tiny part of it -- our biggest requirement is the gallery, which probably stands at over 10Gb now.

Losing mail would lower RAM and CPU consumption, though, and allow me to put some less restrictive settings in place for MySQL and Lighttpd. This would speed the websites up a bit.

Oh, and gmail's storage is over 2.8Gb per account now.

Sorta-kinda, yeeeaaahhh

i do use two clients, outlook on my desktop (as it has calender ect) and thunderbird on my laptop. But as you say the new client will have calender functions so shouldn't be a problem for me. I also need to pay you, i just keep forgetting..! will get that done as soon as cpw pay me some outstanding cash (monday).

googlemail etc.

I was going to ask a question or express an opinion, but I think I'll just ask Toby what the party line is on this.

Edwina

googlemail etc.

I'm not sure there is a party line.

I only use a client on my laptop and very very occasionally on my mobile and the mobile client isn't even IMAP so that's no issue and the impact on me is minimal.

I think as far as you're concerned Mum the only impact for you would be that you couldn't continue using Thunderbird on your laptop and desktop as you do now, you'd have to use the webmail on one, the desktop probably.

I like the idea of IMAP but the practicalities of this proposed setup seem to have most of the benefits without major drawbacks and come with extra benefits too.

$0.02

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All seems a bit corparate doesn't it? I don't use anything TBH other than my work email and occasional my Postmaster account and can't really comment on the mail side of things, but does anyone feel like before we know it we will be buying our potatoes from Tescoogle?

$0.02

Martin (Also not 30 this year, unlike Jez)

Google apps

Tescoogle. Now there's a thought.

I wonder how long before eBay starts using Google Checkout?

Jez (who is 30 this year).

Google apps

Never. eBay own Paypal, which Google Checkout is a direct competitor to.

Rich (not 30 this year)

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