Switching to Gmail12/19/2005 11:18:00 AM
Not sure how long this Switching to Gmail page has been lurking in the Gmail support base, but Lifehacker exposed it today. And if this February 2005 study by ReturnPath continues to predict the switching, most users will be abandoning Hotmail in order to sign with Gmail. Similarly, I switched from Hotmail in the summer of 2004 when Gmail first surfaced and have since condensed my dozen superfluous email accounts from spurious providers into a trio of compartmentalized Gmail accounts. Gmail's providing this feature is almost more out of necessity than marketing (although of course, it's never far from the latter).