Finally… IMAP in Gmail

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There has been so much buzz about new things in Gmail, and I’ve been sitting around waiting for the IMAP, much less the V2 interface. I finally have IMAP (I just turned it off because I’m not using it now). Let’s see, how long did that take? IMAP first started showing up on October 23, and I got it early morning on November 1. So that’s about a week and a half. Google’s Gmail Team actually just posted on their blog that all users have IMAP, so I’m definitely near the end of their rollout schedule, or at least I was this time. I really do wish I’d get new things faster, though this does lend credence to the idea of alphabetical rollouts raised on one of the Gmail user groups.

Now to analyze more data and predict when I’ll get the new interface. Google announced it on October 30, just two days ago, so that leaves about eight or nine days before I should even think about checking for it. The upgrade started showing up on the 29th, so perhaps that’ll shave a day off my reception. I can only hope so; I’d like to get to testing the new interface and contact manager.


I am an avid technology and software user, in addition to being reasonably well-versed in CSS, JavaScript, HTML, PHP, Python, and (though it still scares me) Perl. Aside from my technological tendencies, I am also a theatre technician, sound designer, violinist, singer, and actor.

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