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7.0 The basics

You username must be at least six characters in length. See Google's explanation:

said by GMAIL FAQ:
Studies have shown that short usernames at popular domains receive significantly more spam due to automatic address generation. Gmail's requirement that all usernames be at least six characters in length is meant to keep spam out of your inbox.

Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
  • To, GMAIL account, dt27.06.2009 I ave an account of GMAIL titile as dsherla@gmail.com. since last 4 years old. Due to personal accident i cant operate gamil and redifffmail account since last 4 month. Now when i started to access my gamil account.But its expereience some problem due to wrong password. I cant open my gamil account. Even now gamil asking wrong security question. AT my account opening time i am submitting security question as -- What is your favourate food? But at present gmail asking that -- What is your first telephine number? So plese note my pproblem and try to cooprate me to access my account-- dsherla@gmail.com Please reply me on alterneate email on --- dsherla@rediffmail.com Waiting positive responce for the same, Thanks.

    2009-06-27 09:44:14

by state See Profile
last modified: 2004-06-15 21:09:40

A GMAIL account will remain active for up to 9 months of inactivity. After this time, the emails will be removed, the account deleted and the username will be made available to new users.

Source: »gmail.google.com/support/bin/ans ··· n:search

Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
  • if I only ever download via POP3 will the account become dormant? If I only forward all e-mails will the account become dormant?

    2009-11-09 16:45:59

by state See Profile
last modified: 2005-05-26 00:02:35

These browsers take full advantage of the embedded GMail features:

•IE 5.5+
• Netscape 7.1+
•Firefox 0.8+
•Safari 1.2.1+

These browsers do not support the advanced embedded features but are still supported in the GMail HTML mode:

•IE 4.0+
•Netscape 4.07+
•Opera 6.03+

Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
  • google chrome is supported browser for gmail chat?

    2011-07-13 04:30:13

by state See Profile
last modified: 2006-02-20 12:24:20

Before you can begin to POP your mail you will need to change some settings in your account.

Step 1
Once logged in, click on `settings'

Step 2
Click on the `Forwarding and POP' tab

Step 3
Select the option most appropriate for you.

Right now the options are:
•Enable POP for all mail
•Enable POP only for mail that arrives from now on

Once enabled, you will also an option to:
•Keeping a copy of the message in your GMAIL inbox
•Archiving the new message(s)
•Trashing the message(s) once downloaded.

If you need assistance setting up your email client, you can check GMAIL's step by step instructions here: »gmail.google.com/support/bin/ans ··· er=12103

Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
  • the Gmail access via POP3 needs to be updated, and as of Dec. 2007, access via IMAP has been added.

    2008-01-15 19:10:58

by state See Profile
last modified: 2005-09-20 00:03:15

GMAIL uses "threading" to sort conversations together. It displays the complete conversations/messages as a newsreader would do, making it much easier to keep track of correspondence.

by state See Profile
last modified: 2004-06-11 15:15:54

No statements from the Google camp have been made to assume that this would happen.

said by Google:

Gmail is still in an early stage of development. If you set up an
account, you'll be able to keep it even after we make Gmail more
widely available and as one of the system's early testers, you will
be helping us improve the service through your feedback. We might ask
for your comments and suggestions periodically and we appreciate your
help in making Gmail even better.

by state See Profile
last modified: 2004-06-15 21:19:10

Currently the answer is no. There's been some recent discussion about this in the newsgroups, but currently there is no such option.
said by GMail Support:

While Gmail doesn't currently support this functionality, we are testing many new features to improve the Gmail service.
Not to say that this won't be an option in the future, the Google folks are adding new features more regularly now.

You always have the option to send a suggestion for a new feature.

Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
  • Yes you can http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/11/24/how-to-disable-and-deactivate-spam-filter-protection-in-gmail-or-google-mail/

    2009-04-01 21:47:43

by state See Profile