Why is WebMail better?

Dave Koelmeyer dave.koelmeyer at davekoelmeyer.co.nz
Sun Dec 13 00:34:43 UTC 2015

On 12/12/15 07:21, Phillip Hallam-Baker wrote:
> I have all the mail clients on my machine. Yet I use Gmail on the
> desktops, why?
> The main reason seems to be that the protocols are cleverer. Gmail
> gives me instant, fluid response and all my IMAP based clients give me
> a long pause to download mail.
> IMAP does have some advantages, I can read mail offline for a start.
> So it is better for mobile devices. But on the desktop, Gmail wins.

On the desktop Gmail wins for some use cases, for other use cases other
webmail services win, and for yet other use cases a desktop email client
wins over both.

Also, as far as webmail goes, Gmail is bloody atrocious.


Dave Koelmeyer
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