I was tentative in starting up with Gmail. Email is the lifeblood of everything I do, and I couldn’t risk not having it work. Luckily, it did work, consistently and well. And I love the little bits and pieces that Google keeps throwing at it. I like when it automatically offers to map an address for me in an incoming email, for example.
But several times over the last week, it has failed to load. Failure to load has occurred in the past, and leaves a lump in my throat. But the continual failures over the last week has led me to contemplate “the switch.” I’ve grown to very much enjoy the interface and the speed and the space. But if it isn’t reliable, I can’t use it.