Description: This passage focuses on the outlook email login, which is about choosing an email server. The author will compare the features for two of the most popular email providers, Gmail from Google and outlook from Microsoft.
This is Matt Bauer. This one’s about email, more specifically choosing an email provider. I’ll compare the features for two of the most popular email providers, Gmail from Google and outlook formerly hotmail from Microsoft to help you choose which one is right for you.
First up is the interface, Gmail’s interface has the Google bar on top with personalized advertisement, these advertisements seem to be creepy sometimes because they’re based on the content of your emails, outlook’s interface is much cleaner containing only the email and generic advertisements. It has cleaner interface and it is less creepy.
Next are storage space and attachments. Gmail gives you 10 gigabytes of storage for your emails and allows you to send attachments up to 25 megabytes in size, this is typically the standard, on the other hand outlook gives you virtually unlimited storage space meaning that the space grows with the size of your inbox.
Outlook also allows you to send attachments up to 100 megabytes in size or up to 300 megabytes if you link your SkyDrive account which is also free from Microsoft.
Next is organization. Here’s where Gmail has an advantage, it has labels which act as a combination of tags and folders, you can set up automatic filters to label emails for easy access in the future, Gmail also has a feature called Priority Inbox which accurately and automatically figures out which emails matter and places them in a separate section before all the others.
Outlook’s organization is somewhat similar to Gmail’s with a feature called sweep which works almost like labels in Gmail, all other organization in outlook is fairly automatic.
The last one is accessibility. One key element here is that having a single Google account allows you to access all Google services and they integrate well with each other, if you decide to go with outlook, you’ll obviously need to remember a separate login.
In the other realm of accessibility gmail allows you to add your gmail account to any number of third party email programs like Apple Mail or Mozilla Thunderbird and especially your smartphone’s email apps, you can do this with Outlook but only through a protocol called pop, basically this means that the changes that you make using that third party email program won’t sync to the mail server.
For example if you send an email to someone using the mail app on your iPhone, the sent message won’t appear when you look for it in Outlook on your web browser, on the other hand Gmail supports pop but most importantly supports IMAP which syncs everything both ways.
Here’s the bottom line, if you want a clean, email-only webmail service, outlook would be great for you, if you’re a power user who needs more than email and access to it on more than your web browser, go with Gmail, thanks for reading, feel free to leave a comment.
If you have any questions or if you have any comments or training suggestions, send me an email at training at mycomputerworks.com, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter, if you have any questions about my computer works or would like to know more information about our services, call us at 800-935-9611 or visit us online at mycomputerworks.com, my name is Matt Bauer, thanks.