Posted by jonathan at 4:57pm EST on 04/03/2009
Google’s email product, Gmail, turned 5 years old yesterday. I remember the first e-mail I received was from the Google team. It’s the same exact e-mail you get today for creating a new Gmail account.
It’s been a long and quarky road, but it’s been a fun road. Gmail has made some huge advances in both its own platform and in the entire e-mail industry.
I remember the first article I wrote about Gmail here on Google Inside, talking about the bulk delete spam feature. That was one of the coolest things I had seen in a while with Gmail because it took so long to go through each page and delete all the spam. Thanks for that Google!
But let’s reflect. Here are some highlights that I think are important about what has happened with Gmail in the past 12 months.
And these are just a few things that the Gmail team has accomplished in the past year. They’ve done a number of other great things too which is why I’m equally excited for what Gmail has in store for us during the next 12 months. Gmail is an awesome product and I strongly encourage everyone who isn’t using it, to make the switch. Gmail is awesome.