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Old 02-05-2009, 01:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

I think we can all agree that Gmail's web interface is far superior to Yahoo!'s. I also think we can all agree that Yahoo!'s integrated pretty much perfectly with BIS, while Gmail's lengthy sync delays leave much to be desired.

The only reason I stick with Yahoo! is because I love my Blackberry so much.

Why doesn't Google just fix this darn issue? Seriously, they're smart people with a lot of resources--how hard can it be?

Has anyone found any sort of tweak/workaround/better solution for Gmail?

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Old 02-05-2009, 06:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (Its All About the U!)

I think Google has a site for you to submit this type of post.
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted

Or you can post this in the "Rants and Raves" forum
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Never had a problem with Gmail, ever!!
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My guess is that 'the_bidness' is referring to full 2-way sync like Yahoo provides. I'd have to agree though, I too wish GMail had the same BIS functionality.

Here's Google's site to submit 'product ideas': Google Product Ideas
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yahoo rules!!!
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the_bidness, I completely agree. This problem has been going on for too long and should not be accepted as a "that's just the way it is" type issue.
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Gmail (or Google Apps for me) gets along with my BB pretty well. The delay in sync is usually not more than 10 minutes or so.
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
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To Me Gmail better as I can Sync it to my Outlook and in turn sync to my BB. I find yahoo lacking in that area.
So no matter what people say, people will have different views what better. Yes Yahoo is better in email delivery I find at times. But only very small differences. Then both Yahoo & Gmail are better then then Live/Hotmail.
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I have not tried the yahoo mail yet, I get my gmail emails almost instantly. Google sync like someone else said is never more than like 10 minutes and I love that. My wife and I can see each others google calendars on our berry's instantly and is awesome since we have 3 kids and too many after school things going on. Will have to give yahoo a run to see how it compares.
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Gotta take the good with the bad. Yahoo has good intergration with BIS but Google Sync is wireless.
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I just switched to Gmail from Yahoo.. too many issues with the Yahoo interface and actually have had quite a bit of downtime using Yahoo recently.. Finding the Gmail interface lets me stay 1000 times more organized..
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I agree.
To any Gmail veteran, Yahoo! Mail's convoluted/cluttered interface and pathetic spam filtering make it unacceptable to use as a primary email client.
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im a yahoo person myself
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Now that you mentioned it have gotten alot more spam on my yahoo compared to my 2 GMail accouns.. I also find the yahoo web mail a very slow interface compared to GMail. Now that GMail has tasks/calendar/etc it's only a matter before Google Sync support all the PIMs.

Plus I like how GMail is customizable and upgraded quite often.
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Now that you mentioned it have gotten alot more spam on my yahoo compared to my 2 GMail accouns.. I also find the yahoo web mail a very slow interface compared to GMail. Now that GMail has tasks/calendar/etc it's only a matter before Google Sync support all the PIMs.

Plus I like how GMail is customizable and upgraded quite often.
I get very little spam on Gmail as well.
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Gmail used Postini, which is an excelent SPAM filter that many Colleges and enterprises use.
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I agree.
To any Gmail veteran, Yahoo! Mail's convoluted/cluttered interface and pathetic spam filtering make it unacceptable to use as a primary email client.
Very true! Ive been using gmail (now google apps) for quite some time now.
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Been using Gmail for a good 4 years now, back when we needed referral codes lol.

It certainly has improved a great deal since then... I just hope their GoogleSync apps starts supporting tasks and notes, that would be pretty sweet... Maybe then I would consider dropping Outlook.
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