December 19, 2013, 4:16 PM — Here's how you can access the basic HTML view of Gmail, and how you can set it as the default. The basic HTML view in Gmail can be quite useful on older computers that aren't as powerful as newer machines.
1. Google has removed it in the interface so you'll need to access it with this URL:
2. A notification will appear at the top that you can click to set basic HTML as your default view in Gmail.
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