Gmail belongs to Google and its standard version has no cost. It is accessed easily on the web and through the Gmail app for phones.
Though, users were using 3rd party apps and software in accessing Gmail, and also synchronized email content through either POP, POP3 or IMAP protocols.
On April 1, 2004, Gmail started first as a limited beta release. Its testing phase ended on July 7, 2009.
In both the United States, European Union and other parts of the globe, Gmail is used commonly.
Its main competitors in the United States are Microsoft Web Mail, Yahoo and Comcast. Comcast is a strong competitor due to the fact that it is an internet service provider (ISP) and provides free email accounts to customers subscribing for it through their services.
Comcast email supports all major email platforms and programs present on the internet. It is also used for many secure and non-secure POP3 emails.
If anyone wishes to use Comcast’s Xfinity email accounts, they must first have a Xfinity Comcast email account through POP.
For those who are not aware of what POP3 is, it is one of the oldest protocols in the internet message access system.
It is also normally preferred as a reliable email client.
- With POP, all the emails can be downloaded easily on computers. Users can thus read their emails without having the need to log on to the internet.
- Users can also open an attachment of their choice with relative ease. These files can be downloaded without any hurdle.
- POP also helps clear up storage space on the mail server.
- There is also no limit to maximum size limit when it comes to emails. Though, it all depends on the space present in the hard drive.
A brief comparison of both Comcast and Gmail
Both Gmail and Comcast email provide their users with a load of services and features. Comcast started first as a cable television provider.
Today, apart from cable TV; it also provides services for telecommunications and internet.
Google has numerous technology news and products offering productivity, business, organizational & technological solutions.
It also offers the same in cloud storage, email and other organizational tools.
Let us now have a brief comparison of both Comcast and Gmail in email services.
How much do they cost?
Comcast email accounts often require subscription from their users.
For internet, phone and cable service, users must pay for at least one of these services.
The company also makes each service available independently or as a bundle featuring other services.
On the other hand, Gmail is a free service accessible with ease from an internet service provider.
Businesses subscribed to Comcast’s services can opt in continuing using this service so they can consolidate their costs or can switch to Gmail lowering more costs with the aid of more streamlined products and services offered.
Businesses already subscribed to Comcast’s phone services can access their web and voice mail online easily from their Comcast account.
Its email account also offers them around 1.75 gigabytes in storage.
On the other hand, Gmail offers 10 gigabytes for each account. It also integrates well with other Google services such as text, video chat, phone calling and storage space.
Google offers a full range of solutions at competitive charges.
Specialties both have to offer
Both Comcast and Gmail offer dedicated email services for businesses.
Its business class service offers a Microsoft Outlook account, which is accessible on both the web and on Microsoft’s email network platform.
Businesses having a business package of Gmail through Google’s business services will receive more storage space, a customized email domain and a dedicated cloud service, all powered by Gmail and Google.
Additional charges are charged by both companies for additional services provided.
Account services offered
By subscribing for a Comcast web mail account, users receive one primary email address and six secondary email addresses, which can be assigned to others provided that the web mail account is a business one.
In comparison, a Gmail account gives users only one primary email account.
If they have paid for additional business services, then they get more.
With a Gmail account; users get a free account on Google+ too. This offers another way for people to communicate with clientele and colleagues.