For years I have been reading the columns of Sandra Henry-Stocker at A knowledgeable and talented system administrator, she explains here why she has made the switch to gmail. The more I use gmail, the more I rely on it instead of the email program I’ve used for around seven years now. If you haven’t tried it, you should. If for no other reason the spam filtering is spectacular. And you need not give up your old email address to use gmail.