Gmail: Past, present, and future

December 18, 2007, 2:34 AM PST | Length: 652


ZDNet Executive Editor David Berlind interviews Keith Coleman, Google's Gmail product manager, about the current status of Gmail and the future of this popular Google app. Coleman also covers other Gmail issues, including the rebuild of the Javascript engine and how strongly Google feels about users' data.

6 comments
Fregeus
Fregeus

Because the second the account was open, I started to get spam, lots of it. Turned me right off the site. TCB

duckboxxer
duckboxxer

I have to admit, lately I've been much more impressed with the Yahoo email interface. Yeah, I'm in my Gmail account more, and that is only because I've put that email address out there more. But Y! has drag and drop, tabs and keyboard integration. I'm finding the Gmail labels a handy function, which Y! lacks. But all in all, I've been impressed with the interface. I'm not going into other applications, yada, yada, just talking email here. Y! has it's own set of integration opportunities, different than Google.

fmendez
fmendez

I do realized the differences between Gmail's GUI and Yahoo Mail?s GUI, but one thing is very clear; the loading speed and the response time is far different. Gmail beats Yahoo Mail by far. Most of the time packing a lot of features into the app, doesn?t necessarily makes things better.

srgg01
srgg01

Because by far Gmail is the best free email concerning Spam filter. I absully started using it couple years ago, and since then, has becamy my main e-mail address.

wesley.chin
wesley.chin

The spam filter is the feature of it that impresses me. Kind of makes me thing what kind of algorithm is being used.

info
info

Informational vidoe on how Gmail is able to roll out changes using the new/updated code base. Good set of questions by Berlind of ZDNet. I wish that he probed Coleman little more sooner to get some ideas on what Gmail is up to in the near future. One feature that I long to get in Gmail is the custom signature based on the account that I am using. Collagist