Until further notice, I am reverting my primary email back to dinki at mac.com, in other words, if you need to contact me, please use dinki at mac.com
The GMail service is simply annoying. It is up only at non-peak times and is inaccessible during peak hours, when I use it the most. The most important feature that ANY email service can provide is access to their system which GMail lacks at this time, thus making it a terrible service no matter what the other benefits are.
Switching completely to GMail was a mistake. Sorry for any inconvenience.