Gmail and Outlook are by far the most important of email clients present in the world today.
Both these services are known for their excellent service in terms of email support and are great options for both individuals and corporates.
Millions of users use their services everyday to keep in touch with colleagues, friends and customers.
Although the popularity of sending emails to each other in form of informal communication is in the decline, we cannot help but agree to the fact that in the business sector or in formal communication requirements, one would still prefer to make use of emails as the most important form of conversing.
Be it invitations to a conference, or an offer, it is always more presentable when a formally drafted email is sent across.
Options for email clients are also multiple, but it is advisable to go with either Gmail or with Outlook only, because of the functionality and because their mobile applications are absolutely delightful to work with, so you will have access to your emails almost anytime.
Gmail as we all know is a product of Google and outlook.com is what was formally known as Hotmail.
This service was taken over by Microsoft, in 1997 and it was renamed as Outlook.com in 2013.
Currently it provides 2 GB free storage through its cloud service called One drive. On the other hand, Google provides cloud storage to Google Drive.
Gmail’s user interface is not cluttered. You will not find too many folders, but all are within the reach of a user.
Outlook.com seems to have inherited features from Windows Modern UI and has a reading pane that you would need to enable because it is not turned on by default.
Gmail’s folders are called Labels. Messages can be tagged with either one or many labels. On the contrary, Outlook.com sticks to the standard folder structure.
There are multiple categories that the messages can be classified into.
Quick View folders include Documents, Photos and Newsletters, which are generally sorted by Outlook.com by default.
Search options from gmail are located at the top of the page and results can be refined if you , add shortcuts such as “to:” or “from:”, folloed by the folder name.
Outlook.com has more advanced options to search for messages.
While Gmail users get 15GB of free storage, Outlook.com offers 5GB free storage.
However, you can increase the storage for each platform by buying more space.
With Outlook, an Office 365 subscription can get you 1TB of storage which would pan across all Microsoft products.
Attachments of maximum 25MB can be sent on Gmail and on Outlook.com you can send 10MB.