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Gmail brings much of the functionality and power of Google's search engine to the app's search. You can use operators such as label:, is:, OR, has: among others, define date ranges, limit search to specific groups and so on. And, you can do it all amazingly fast. The search will also try to predict what you're trying to search for before you've even finished your query and offer up those results. See More
Gmail offers the ability to automatically organize your mail into specific categories: Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates, and Priority. Each of the categories can be disabled, and you can move your mail around from category to category, or set your own rules about which sender should be put in which category. See More
Microsoft Outlook comes with built-in cloud storage browser allowing you to attach files directly from services such as Dropbox, Box, Google Drive or OneDrive to emails and directly open attached files without the need for the main cloud storage app. See More
The app stores user information and credentials on outside servers which is a violation of ActiveSync password requirement policies. These security concerns have been enough of an issue that European Parliament has banned its members from using the app out of fear that it might lead to leaking sensitive information. See More
I have a rather extensive history with this service considering I joined in August 1996 barely a month after it launched. In that time I've seen it make good changes and bad, but mostly I've watched it suffer from the same lack of innovation and vision that plagues all Microsoft endeavours. The span filtering is weak, the UI is tedious and makes poor use of space, and the access speed over POP/IMAP for 3rd-party clients continues to slow. See More
The app will automatically attempt to figure out which emails are important to you and put them on top. The priority emails will show up in your inbox in a tab called Focused, with other emails in a tab called Other. It aims to separate the important emails from spam and promotional newsletters. See More
In addition to showing contact information, the People section of Outlook can show all conversations you've had with a person. Moreover, if you're looking for someone that's not in your contact's list, but is in your company's or school's directory, Outlook can pull that information through integration with Global Address List (GAL). See More
The industry concensus is that hosted email services for a custom domain name are worth roughly USD$2 per month per mailbox. Zoho offers you five mailboxes for free and you can attach multiple domain names as well, with one as the primary and the rest as aliases. See More
Email is evolving to handle the ever-increasing deluge of spam, and one of the bedrock standards in use is DKIM, a way for your e-mail server to sign every message you send cryptographically with a key that matches one published for your domain. Zoho is currently the only free service that will host custom domain email with the option to use DKIM signatures. See More
You can learn to assign catch-all accounts, spam quarantine policies, migrate messages from other servers, create DKIM and SPF records, and manage user permissions all from the Zoho Control Panel. These skills will all translate well to administering a proper e-mail server of your own, even if they are simplified. See More
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