You can display Gmail on your browser in "Standard view" or "Basic HTML view." Depending on whether your browser works with Gmail, you might see one view or the other.
If you're using a browser that works with Gmail, you'll see Gmail in Standard view. When you're in Standard view, you can use all of Gmail's features.
Basic HTML view
If you're using a browser that isn't supported, you'll see Gmail in HTML view.
When you're in Basic HTML view, you won't see some Gmail features, including:
- Spell checker
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Adding or importing contacts
- Custom "from" addresses
- Rich formatting
To get these features, use a browser that works with Gmail.