Gmailify: Experiencing Gmail Features Without A Gmail Address


GmailifyYou might have considered getting a Gmail address for a while now but the hassle of switching from  your Yahoo! or Outlook makes you reconsider. Now, Google has fixed that. They have launched Gmailify that allows you to experience Gmail features from your Yahoo! or Outlook email addresses.

From their official blog, Gmail said:

“For the last year, you’ve been able to access your email from other providers, like Yahoo! Mail or, in the Gmail app on Android. And we’ve been getting lots of great feedback from those of you that do. Many of you would like more of Gmail’s powerful features, like spam protection and inbox organization, on these accounts—but don’t want to go through the hassle of changing your email address.
We agree. So starting today, if you use Yahoo! Mail or Hotmail/, you now have the option to Gmailify your inbox.”

What Gmailify does is it enables one to link their Yahoo! Mail or Outlook accounts by downloading the Gmail app, signing in to their accounts and then enabling Gmailify. Doing so enables tone to enjoy Gmail features such as advanced search, spam protection and inbox organization (Social, Updates, Promotion). Another huge advantage of Gmailify is being able to have all your mail in one place.

A disadvantage that has been identified is that Google gets to scan your messages and get its hand on your data. Google however insist that the power lies in the Gmailify users hands, they can unlink their accounts whenever they want to.

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