I like to use GMail on Basic HTML mode. Why? Because I hate google Advertise, it process your email content and adjust the Advs to show “related” thing …
Also Basic HTML is more fast then full version (JS and others bull***shits), called standard view.
If you want do this just click:
“Basic HTML” at GMail foot page
Then to turn it default, click:
“Set basic HTML as default view” at header of the page.
PS.: sometimes I need to return temporarily to Standard view to create mailing list filter more easily, but as soon as it is completed I return to “Basic HTML” view.