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Series: Zen and the Art of Gmail

How Adam thinks about Gmail.

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Zen and the Art of Gmail, Part 1: Why I Switched

After spending more than 16 years using Eudora for email, Adam has switched, perhaps unexpectedly, to Google’s Gmail. In this first of a multi-part series, he explains why he chose Gmail and what some of the pros and cons are. Future installments will explore the ins and outs of Google’s free mail service.

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Zen and the Art of Gmail, Part 2: Labels & Filters

After spending more than 16 years using Eudora for email, Adam has switched, perhaps unexpectedly, to Gmail. In this second of a multi-part series, he explains how the fact that everything in Gmail is a search enables a Zen approach to email.

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Zen and the Art of Gmail, Part 3: Gmail Labs

After spending more than 16 years using Eudora for email, Adam has switched, perhaps unexpectedly, to Gmail. In this third of a multi-part series, he looks at how Google engineers have extended Gmail in a wide variety of optional — but sometimes very helpful — ways.

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Zen and the Art of Gmail, Part 4: Mailplane

After spending more than 16 years using Eudora for email, Adam has switched, perhaps unexpectedly, to Gmail. Although he likes Gmail’s Web interface, since that’s where most of the innovation lies, he uses Mailplane to enhance the experience on the Mac.