I have to respectfully disagree with Michael Bazeley who says:

As anyone who's used both Gmail and Yahoo Mail knows, one of the standout features of Gmail is its search ability.

I've been using GMail since the first day it was available and search has never been the standout feature for me. Instead, it's the fact that GMail acts like a desktop app, has lots of room, and something that approximates threading.

If they add sorting to the search results, then I'll be impressed (sort of).

Posted by jzawodn at August 30, 2005 02:35 PM

Reader Comments
# Mike said:

Last I used Yahoo Mail's search, limiting it to specific folders didn't work at all.

on August 30, 2005 03:05 PM
# Manuel said:

I have to agree on the threading aspect. I am still hopeing that Gmail will implement Contact Groups one day..

on August 30, 2005 04:01 PM
# Michael Bazeley said:

Actually, I said *one* of the standout features. But point taken.

I route my work mail through Gmail and often find it much quicker to find messages through Gmail than Outlook or Thunderbird.

on August 31, 2005 09:34 AM
# Philip said:

Bah. Gmail's search has never worked for me. On every occassion that I've tried it, I've ended up scanning through my entire inbox, sent mail and deleted mail folders to find what I was looking for.

on August 31, 2005 02:57 PM
# Arunan said:

I agree with Mike. Yahoo! search's restricted to a specific folder never worked for me too. That said, its actually a nice feature and I hope gmail implement that (and get it working of course).

on September 5, 2005 05:09 AM
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