Don't send me a message to tell me I have a message

Dear and every other [email protected] email sender,

Sending me an email to tell me that I have a message with a link to actually read the message is unforgivably bad design.

I don't want to:

  • interrupt what I'm doing to leave Gmail

  • look up the randomly generated password that you assigned to me

  • learn your user interface for attaching files and formatting text (in the unlikely event that you even support this).

Switch to email.  Trusted since 1971.