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Monday, December 1, 2014

2.5.2 Offline Gmail

 Offline Gmail is an email system by Google which is separated from Gmail itself. It is designed for accessing, managing and sending email while user disconnected from the web. Offline Gmail originally build based off the tablet version which designed to function with or without internet access. It contains all the features needed while offline including organizing, starring, labeling, archiving reading and responding to email. When sending email offline, the email will be stored in the Outbox. The stored email will automatically sent when connected to the internet.

Offline Gmail data were updated only on mail client and every user needs to bring their mail client from offline to online environment. Therefore, it does not need any database synchronization. Comparison of Offline Gmail and this thesis work is also discussed in chapter 4.4 and illustrated in Table 4.2. Offline Gmail only available in Chrome Browser while others such as Firefox needed Google Gears installed. Google Gears adding new features to the web browser to allow some online files to be used offline. Unfortunately Google Gears was discontinued on 19 February 2010. The ordinary mail client being used in this thesis which mean any web browser can be used to access this offline email system. A third party mail client such as Mozilla Thunderbird and Microsoft Outlook can be used.

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