Gmail is not for me

Saturday, 2 Oct 2004

Since I’ve had to explain this a couple times already, I’m writing up my reasons for not wanting a Gmail account.

Firstly, as great a web mailer as it is, I don’t need any of the things Gmail has to offer:

Conversely, switching to Gmail would mean:

In summary, I have too little control at Gmail.

At some point I’ll put down the cash to rent a “root server”, so I can get rid of third parties completely. I prefer to be the sole lord and master of my mail.