Gmail turns 10: The evolution of the popular email service

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It has been a decade since Google’s Gmail service hit the web in 2004. 10 years back in April, Google introduced what has today become one of the most commonly used service to send and receive emails. This April marks the 10th birthday of Gmail.

Gmail was inspired by one user’s feedback that she was tired of struggling to find emails buried deep in her inbox. So the company built a new email that leveraged the power of Google Search, said Google in a post.

“You told us you were tired of spam, so we set to tackling that, and today your feedback makes it possible for Gmail to filter out well over 99 per cent of incoming spam. You also said that you needed tools to deal with information overload, so we introduced Priority Inbox to help you manage your email (and we’re still exploring new ways to make it even easier),” said Google.