gmailに頼り切って全てのものを一ヶ所に置いておくのも危険かもしれない。Google Blogoscopedのフォーラムではgmailのカウントが突然消えた事例が報告されてdiggにも取り上げられた。googleの女性副総裁でgoogle製品の責任者であるMarissa Mayerでさえgmailは使わずワシントン大学で作られたメールソフトであるpineを使っている。

Pine is a tool for reading, sending, and managing electronic messages. Pine was developed by Computing & Communications at the University of Washington. Though originally designed for inexperienced email users, Pine has evolved to support many advanced features, and an ever-growing number of configuration and personal-preference options. Pine is available for Unix as well as for personal computers running a Microsoft operating system (PC-Pine).

" I don't feel overwhelmed with information. I really like it. I use Gmail for my personal e-mail -- 15 to 20 e-mails A day -- but ON my work e-mail I get as many as 700 to 800 A day, so I need something really fast.
I use an e-mail application called Pine A Linux-based utility I started using IN college. It's A very simple text-based mailer IN A crunchy little terminal window with Courier fonts. I do marathon e-mail catch-up sessions, sometimes ON A Saturday OR Sunday. I'll just sit down and do e-mail for ten to 14 hours straight. "