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eewiz
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eewiz   4/16/2011 2:09:54 AM
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Have been using Google Apps free account for a while now. Its pretty good. 7GB limit for the free account

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old account Frank Eory   4/16/2011 12:16:47 AM
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I use Thunderbird too and much prefer it to Outlook, but am still stuck dealing with Outlook for my work calendar (it's our corporate standard). But speaking of Google Apps, the one I have really become fond of is Google Calendar, which not only syncs to Outlook Calendar, but also can send you SMS text message reminders of meetings, etc. That was one thing I always hated about Outlook Calendar -- the reminder is limited to a pop up & a chime -- which isn't terribly useful if you're in the lab or otherwise away from your Windows PC.

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_hm   4/15/2011 10:29:39 PM
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Very useful information. Does Google Apps for business has limit on total accumulated data size? What is limit for individual email limit size with this integrated solution?

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Brian Fuller2   4/15/2011 10:11:07 PM
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This highlights a fundamental downside or challenge with technology, one that Luis points alludes to: We live in an amazing time where we create astonishingly power tools that gives us WAY TOO many choices. They're usually free and easy to use, so why wouldn't we try them out?? I have the same problem with social media network tools (Tweetdeck, Hootsuite and now, a new toy the browser rockmelt). You can create so many channels and manage them so easily and suddenly you're overwhelmed or (worse) bored. And so we should be doing what Luis suggests: Simplify.

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Max The Magnificent   4/15/2011 9:45:35 PM
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## Avoid a lot of email accounts That would be ideal, but in my world they sort of come with the territory. And I totally agree about "a penny saved is a penny earned" ... but the other side to the coin (pun intended) is that I do this stuff day in and say out, so the amount of time this is going to save me each day, week, year ... is going to be well worth it over the course of my lifetime :-)

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Luis Sanchez   4/15/2011 9:18:04 PM
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I have another solution for this problem. Avoid creating a lot of email accounts [grin]. No seriously, good article. I didn't know about Google apps and what it can do for you. I suppose however, that with P2P protocols (no server) there might be a free (as in free beer) open source solution same as this Google Apps thingy and this way avoid the 50 usd a year cost. Hey man! a penny saved is a penny earned :).

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any1   4/15/2011 8:46:46 PM
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Perhaps an email program like Thunderbird, which has versions for Windows, MAC, and LINUX would play nice with the Google App? To me it also looks better than a web based interface for email - similar to Outlook in many respects.

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   4/15/2011 8:10:02 PM
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FYI, As far as I can tell there is not - as yet - a sync solution for Google / MAC (but since I don't use a MAC I really don't care [grin])

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