Shouldn’t it be “2years ( and still in beta)” instead of “2GB (and counting)”?
More than 2 years I have been using GMail, but I never impressed by its reliability. It always gives problems. Some times clicking on mail loads the message for ever until you click it on again. It frustates me particularly when I see an important message in Inbox, but couldn’t open it. There are sitiuations where I felt “what if GMail cannot open this important message forever?”. Some times it keeps sending the mail for ever until you click it on send button again. From the last 30 minutes(09/28/06, around 10:30PM MST) I have been trying to send a email that I composed, but I couldn’t. After 2 minutes of hanging with the word “sending” in top right corner it displayed the Java Script alert message “Oops, the system was unable to perform…..”. I can’t even save it is a draft. How come a product which is 2 years old is still buggy? For God sake, its still in beta. (if the product name is “GMail” not “GMail beta”-:)). How come a company like Google can keep the product in beta for a long time? Oh boy!
How many complaints about GMail issues?. Will Google ever focus on fixing the GMail issues instead of adding new features? I doubt it only adds features to make the headline news or to impress Wall Street. Instead of fixing the issues, Google concentrated on merging GTalk with GMail(which most of the time won’t work inside proxy, even if it works it keeps disconnecting, connecting….), increasing the mail box size, RSS feeds in GMail etc. Do we need all these features with out core mail functioning properly?
MSN launched live mail(Ajax versions of hotmail) recently and its no more in beta. But the 2 year old GMail still stays in beta. Can’t Google fix the problems and take the GMail to next level? Surprisingly its still not open to public, its still by invitation only. Can’t they handle the load on serves if it is open to public? If they can’t handle the load I doubt that how( the hell) they handle the 2GB(and counting) mail boxes?
Another good(worst) feature from GMail is POP3 access which will be out of sync with web version. If you read a mail in web, its not read in POP3 and vice versa. All your emails including sent mails will show up in inbox. Cant identify the actual inbox mails vs sent mails. Anyway, this is a design issue not a reliability issue.
I am damn sure that I will see GMail beta version forever!!!! Are you having the issues with GMail? Share your horror experiences here in comments.