From what I have seen and heard, the Gmail interface would appear to offer the virtues of speed and simplicity, like Google itself.
I'm naturally curious about Gmail, although I haven't yet had the opportunity to try it myself. There is no way whatsoever that I could come close to filling 1GB of e-mail storage space. I wasn't even close to filling up my 4MB Yahoo inbox before the service was upgraded a number of days ago.
According to Google's "About Gmail
" page, the service currently supports the following browsers:
Microsoft IE 5.5 and newer (Windows)
Netscape 7.1 and newer (Windows, Macintosh, Linux)
Mozilla 1.4 and newer (Windows, Macintosh, Linux)
Mozilla Firefox 0.8 and newer (Windows, Macintosh, Linux)
Safari 1.2.1 and newer (Macintosh)
It's good that Netscape, Mozilla, and Firefox have all been certified and approved. It is interesting, though, that the minimum Internet Explorer version specified (5.5, which dates back to 2000) is much older and more out-of-date than the minimum versions specifed for the Gecko-based browsers. Additionally, the discontinued Mac version of IE is not supported.
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win95; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040614 Firefox/0.9