Vizisense, an online stats aggregator, reported Google’s Gmail as India’s largest free email service provider with a user base that amounts to 18 million users. Google’s Gmail defeated the long stronghold of yahoo mail in India by beating yahoo mail in the total unique number of users. The stats based on Vizisense, shows the Gmail users to rise in numbers continuously while yahoo users are declining. The next reported is the Rediff mail users, which are also going down. On number 4 is the msn mail users, which are surprisingly increasing as well.
Gmail is definitely better than yahoo mail in most departments, its quick and Spam free while on the other hand yahoomail is filled with ads and the Spam buster is not good at all. I was not even happy with the yahoo business mail’s Spam guard. I never find any Spam on Gmail’s inbox and so I never check the Spam folders of Gmail, but with yahoo mail I find Spam in the inbox and valuable emails in the Spam folders. Though there are some limitations with Gmail like it dosenot have a tabbed browsing features, and I never really liked the labels thing, the yahoomail categories are lot better. However I would choose Gmail over yahoomail any day.
Yahoo has launched a huge campaign named, “yahoo – its you”. The campaign is all over the Indian media. I don’t think the stats will remain in Gmail’s favor with so much of advertisement done by yahoo. Will Google launch a counter advertisement campaign in the Indian off line media is yet to be seen.