I'm in the process of changing over my personal email account to Gmail. So far I'm loving the services from basic Web mail to the advanced IMAP. The system is also very good at catching spam messages before they reach my in-box. I do check the spam mail box occasionally since, rarely, a "legitimate" message gets directed there. Laughably, however, because Gmail is supported by advertising that is presented based upon the contents of the mail you are looking at, the spam mail box regularly presents cooking recipes using Spam. So now, thanks to Google, we know what to do with spam… eat it!
That's funny! We went to Gmail mid 2005 and rarely check the spam box now. Good move!