Is Gmail getting offline?

There are winds of change sweeping the global software market— and you could see it next in the most ubiquitous activity on the Internet: e-mail.

If current indications are anything to go by, Microsoft’s popular Outlook software and IBM’s Lotus Notes could see a part of their markets chipped off by free alternatives, though one could always argue about the richness of features.

Gmail is the service from Google that literally changed the way e-mail is accessed and stored. Three years ago when Gmail was launched it gave the flexibility which no other e-mail, not even your very own POP and SMTP (that enabled downloading of your e-mails on your desktop computer) offered.

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