Gmail is very useful as a way to extend the versatility of your existing email, without having to change your email addresses.
I use Gmail so that I always have a backup of my regular email (which comes into Outlook), and which I can access when I am away from my computer
With Gmail you can:
- Pull into Gmail a copy of all the email that you receive in Outlook, Outlook Express or Windows Mail
- Add your existing email address to Gmail so that you can write emails and reply from that address
- Check and answer your email from any internet-connected computer
- This functions both as a backup-system and a convenient webmail system
- Set up a Vacation Responder when you are away
You can still manage all your mail in your normal email client like Outlook, but Gmail extends what you can do.
Although Gmail offers 10.1 gb of storage space, you might decide you want to clear out your Gmail inbox when the numbers of emails start to build up. My current total of 13,300 emails takes 11% of my space allocation – so at that rate my inbox could hold 120,000 emails
There is a very simple way to to delete All Mail in your Gmail inbox
Log into Gmail and look for the Select Box – see circle below
When you click on the Select Box all the conversations on the first page of your inbox are selected
You can now change the selection to include all conversations
If Conversation View is switched off it will let you select Messages instead
When you click Select all conversations in the inbox or all messages, it shows they are selected
Hit the Delete button and you get a confirmation dialog box – asking you to confirm…
Once you say OK your inbox is emptied! You can undo it, at this point, if you think it’s too drastic.