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4 differences between NSMail and Google Apps

Written by Christopher Alghini (Senior Cloud Strategist) | November 20, 2013

There are some key differences between Gmail and NSMail, and they have to do with the critical features in emailing that make it safe, efficient, and productive across different industries and levels of technical prowess. These critical features manifest differently in Network Solutions Mail vs Google Mail, inasmuch as the basic objective of each service is to enhance communication through and around emailing:

IMAP Client Support Hence Mail Client Support

In order to increase the functionality between email clients and email service providers, the IMAP(Internet Message Access Protocol) service is an intermediary resource that offers a link between the differing architectures of mail clients like Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird and services like Yahoo and Gmail, among others. Not only is IMAP highly secure and great at encrypting communication, it allows mail clients to integrate such services as personalized mail folders, shared folders, real-time mail syncing, and integrated synchronization across various terminals and mail clients. These features enable business and personal processes to achieve the personalized approach that each user needs. Looking at Network Solutions mail vs Google mail, it is clear that Gmail supports a number of protocols, including IMAP, which gives users access to extra features and better security. NSMail supports the POP3 (Post Office Protocol) Service which is limited in regard to features.

Mobile Support

More than a quarter of all users on earth use a mobile device, and at least once in four times of access, they check their email using a mobile device.  NSMail allows their users to access their emails through the POP3 protocol, which presents the limitation that requires a user to download entire emails to read them, a feature which requires the presence of a mobile app that supports the POP3 service. Gmail has integrated apps for most mobile devices that allow direct access and live synchronization for users. Google Apps is a product that supports mobile access with varied services that go beyond emailing, for instance, direct messaging and video chat protocols among others.

Collaboration, Sharing and Delegation

Network Solutions Mail vs Google Mail give a good comparison of the value of collaboration, sharing and delegation. Google Apps, which includes Google Mail as one of the services, allows users to share documentation, progress reports, events, and delegate accounts among many varied features. It allows a company to holistically take advantage of email accounts to increase the communicating paradigm. NSMail has some features for calendaring and integration of on-line accounts, but cannot be compared to the value of true collaboration.

Support and Development

A reliable solution for any technology is always under development, an iterative model is the only way of supporting the reliability of a solution, and email is of no exception. To fully allow the integration of features to daily business processes, interfaces, protocols for security and communication, plug-ins and APIs need constant reproving to ensure viability and efficiency. Google mail is constantly under development to support it's vast network of users and companies.  In contrast, NSMail shows very low frequencies of updates and upgrades to the service, last noted in June of 2012.

Conclusion

The vast differences in Network Solutions Mail vs Google Mail demonstrate the different classes of emailing. In the business world, a partner which demonstrates reliability through progression of service diversity, versatility, solution rendering would be the ideal option for sustaining business priorities and growth. NSMail is at best a personal product, and does not demonstrate the constraints of a business model compared to Google Mail.