Google Introduces Gmail Paper



Gmail Paper

What is Gmail Paper?

Gmail Paper is a new feature on Gmail that lets you request a physical copy of your email with a single click of a button. All you have to do is select the emails that you want to be printed and click on “Paper Archive”. Google will immediately print them for you and deliver it right to your doorstep. Aside from emails, photo attachments are printed on high-quality, glossy photo paper, attached to your Gmail Paper with a paper clip.

What’s the Catch?

There’s no catch. It’s 100%, totally FREE! The cost of postage is offset with through relevant, targeted, unobtrusive advertisements printed on the back of every Gmail Paper. No pop-ups, no flashy animations!”

What’s the Limit?

There’s no limit. You can print one, a thousand, or one hundred thousand emails. It’s all up to you.

My Take:

This is great news for everyone who’s using Gmail. Even in this digital age, I’m sure some people still prefer to have their mail in paper or have a physical copy of it. Another great thing about this is that you can have your photos printed for FREE! Another thing that I like about Gmail Paper is, Google made sure they also put the environment into consideration. Gmail Paper is made out of 96% post-consumer organic soybean sputum, which helps and is safe for the environment.

Even though I’ve had my account on Gmail for quite a while, I still use Yahoo! Mail as my primary email account. However, as I get to use Gmail and with this new feature, I think it’s gonna be bye-bye Yahoo! Mail and hello Gmail for me! :D

I’m not sure if this service is also available to Gmail users outside the United States or Canada. Will check and update this post as soon as I get the details.

Learn more about Gmail Paper.

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13 Comments

  1. JP Habaradas

    April 12, 2007 at 2:55 PM

    @Nereus – Did Google fool you? Hehe :D

  2. Nereus

    April 11, 2007 at 8:05 PM

    Nice one Google.

  3. JP Habaradas

    April 7, 2007 at 10:03 PM

    @rick – Yeah I guess you can say that, but atleast they're less evil. I think! Hehe :D

  4. rick

    April 7, 2007 at 1:56 PM

    google is the next microsoft. hello world domination!

  5. Jaypee

    April 6, 2007 at 6:00 AM

    @dimaks – Yeah, I did think of that when I saw the 2nd picture where the guy sorts the printed emails. He can easily browse through emails and read them if he wants. Hehe :D

  6. dimaks

    April 5, 2007 at 12:19 AM

    Actually there is the contradictory part there if you notice.. they say they value privacy of that sort and yet how could they print your mails without looking at it or at the paper prints? :D

    Anyway.. nice plunge with the April fooling day lol

  7. Jaypee

    April 2, 2007 at 4:10 AM

    @arpee – Yup, geeks and nerds to have some fun too! Hehe :D

    @christian – Sorry, but my posts are dated here in the US and we're one day behind you guys in the Philippines. Yeah, the concept of Gmail Paper is nice if it was true.

    @K – I almost fell for it but I read the Terms of Use and found out it was just a joke. This post was supposed to trick readers until they click on the link at the bottom of the entry. :D

  8. k

    April 2, 2007 at 3:35 AM

    I actually ignored this post until I read something around wordpress blogs about this Gmail Paper Archive Funny, you fell for it too. Muntik na akong mag sign-up. There was another one from Google. Here –> http://www.google.com/tisp/

  9. christian

    April 1, 2007 at 9:05 PM

    I was fooled, though it's already the second of April. Nice prank from Google! But that'll be great if they would really give us hard copies of our emails for free!

  10. arpee

    April 1, 2007 at 3:39 PM

    looks like the guys at gmail are at it again, HAPPY APRIL FOOL'S DAY TO ALL!

  11. Jaypee

    April 1, 2007 at 3:03 PM

    @Melo – I'd use it right away to print photos. :D

    @Jim – Did you click on the link at the end of the post? :D

  12. Jimpur

    April 1, 2007 at 2:19 PM

    What was Google thinking?

  13. Melo.Villareal

    April 1, 2007 at 1:24 PM

    Whew…. print na lang tayong lahat using GMAIL PAPER nyahahahhaha

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