Switching to Gmail for work email?
February 6, 2009 5:02 PM Subscribe
Have you used Gmail to handle work email? Were there any pitfalls?
posted by Cool Papa Bell to computers & internet (17 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My previous places of business used Exchange servers, so at the office I'd use Outlook and then use the Exchange Web interface for home email. This was all well and good.
My current employer does not use Exchange, and its Web client is circa 1996 atrocious. While we can use Outlook at work, I've never liked the search functions, and without Exchange handling Calendars and Tasks, there's no *need* to use Outlook. As a result, I use Thunderbird with IMAP at work and at home.
I'm starting to dislike Thunderbird, for various reasons. It does wacky things with email forwards, for example. I've been thinking to just ditch it all and grab the work email to Gmail using POP3, and use Gmail as The One Interface to Rule Them All.
What are the common pitfalls I'm not seeing?