20 years of Gmail See when you created your account

1 in April of 2004, Google inaugurated it gmail, a service that has since become one of the largest e-commerce platforms in the world.

At first, everyone thought it was a joke, another Google April Fool's prank since the company until then was only known for its search engine.

Since I was one of the first to get a Gmail account in 2004, I remember the first thing that made a huge impression was the concession event a full GB of space from the company.

Check your POP settings

POP settings show the date your Gmail account was created.
To see it, click the gear icon in the top right, select View all settings, and then click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.

In the POP download section, look at the status bar. You will see the following:

gmail since

The forums suddenly had a very interesting topic of discussion, Google's GB and of course who had invites for the new service, since it was only available by invitation.

Of course, I should add that obtaining a Gmail account was something very difficult. Google used to give 5 invitations to a person, then 10, then up to 50. Today, anyone can register without an invitation.

gmail beta

Gmail was officially released for 7 February 2007.

Unlike many other email clients, Google's Gmail is treated like an application rather than one . Google built Gmail in a way that doesn't require the entire web page to reload for the end user to see the news . It was unthinkable for the time. The company made it a reality using HTML with the addition of some JavaScripts. The idea turned out to be a success, even if many weren't so sure at first.

Today, Gmail is one of the most usable email services. Users of the Google service get 15 GB of free storage space to share between Google Drive, Gmail and Google+.

Since security always plays an important role for users, Google provides SSL encryption from the start of its service. First it was optional until it eventually changed to default for everyone.

After the NSA scandal, the company upgraded all of its SSL certificates to 2048-bit RSA, effectively doubling the protection it offers users.

Finally, Google announced that, for added security, Gmail has encrypted all email messages, even those moving to and from Google data centers. The move came as a reaction to the news that the NSA had infiltrated the company's data centers.

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Written by giorgos

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