Several years ago, TOAST.net licensed the Gmail interface for our mail system because of its outstanding features:
- A gigantic amount mailbox storage
- Synchronization with mobile devices
- Integrated office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentation tool, etc)
- State-of-the-art features that are constantly being improved and updated
This week, TOAST.net has expanded the functionality of our email accounts even further by making them fully compatible with other Google-based services. This means that any Google-based service can be used with your TOAST.net email account without have to create a separate Gmail account. For example, in the past if you wanted to sign into YouTube to upload videos or Picasa to share photos, you had to have a separate Gmail email address. Now, if you’re logged into the TOAST.net Start Page, your TOAST.net email account will log into these services automatically!
Note that TOAST.net’s policies on privacy are not changing — your personal account information will not be shared with 3rd parties. Customers should notice a “license agreement” screen the next time they log into their mail account. Simply select “I accept. Continue to my account.” to enable the new features. If you do not use other Google services, you will not notice any difference in your email functionality.
Another benefit of this change is the ability to use multiple Google-based email accounts from a single screen. For example, I have an @toast.net account, a Google Apps business account, and a standard Gmail account. If I log into one of these accounts, I can click on my email address in the upper-right corner of the screen and switch addresses instantly:
If you have additional Google-based email addresses and they’re not showing up, you can click “Add Account” to sign into them and enable instant switching.
These changes will make your @toast.net email address more convenient to use and give you access to a lot of great services. Enjoy!