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mikeshn 05-13-2004 08:31 PM

Gmail
 
I just read article in NYT.
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/13/te...ts/13stat.html

Anyone tried Gmail? How to get test account?

Dswissmiss 05-13-2004 08:50 PM

I remember reading somewhere about how they could financially justify giving each person 1 gig of space, but I wonder if this would hold true if I opened 10 of my own accounts? (not that I would need to)

Can't wait for it though...I somehow feel wrong using hotmail ;)

I really don't think there's much of a chance to get a beta Gmail account though, I'm sure thousands of people have signed up for it already.

GoinEasy9 05-13-2004 09:10 PM

when i logged on to open an account i got a message saying that i has to have IE or Netscape 7.1 ...guess it didn't like Konqueror....didn't try to access it with Mozilla, so i don't know if that would have worked...

so i downloaded Netscape 7.1 for linux.....as soon as i get a chance i'm gonna try to sign up again....i'd like to give it a try....

My 3 cents
Tom

johnp 05-13-2004 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Dswissmiss
I remember reading somewhere about how they could financially justify giving each person 1 gig of space, but I wonder if this would hold true if I opened 10 of my own accounts? (not that I would need to)

Can't wait for it though...I somehow feel wrong using hotmail ;)

I really don't think there's much of a chance to get a beta Gmail account though, I'm sure thousands of people have signed up for it already.

Think about it though.... If you sign up for 10, will you ever fill up those 10? highly unlikely unless you subscribed to tons of mailing lists and newsletters and checked each account so that they wouldn't expire.

I am also subscribed to some other forms and there are ways to get Gmail accounts. Namely, know a blogger or a tech writer who has one and get them to send you a referral. People that have Gmail accounts in the beta phase have the ability to send out a few invites to people if they want.

Also, yahoo mail > hotmail

jaz 05-13-2004 09:35 PM

I signed up but apparently its not in effect just yet. I dont feel wrong using Hotmail. I dont feel wrong using anything Free. HEHEHEHEHE

jaz 05-13-2004 09:48 PM

for a moment I thought they were offering email from the Hood! "G-Mail"

johnp 05-13-2004 09:53 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by jaz
for a moment I thought they were offering email from the Hood! "G-Mail"
werd

GoinEasy9 05-14-2004 10:03 AM

they took my email address and told me they'd let me know when it's active... oh well...so much for Gmail

mikage14 05-14-2004 01:43 PM

yep. same here, i hope it'll be available soon enough. can't wait for the free 1GB storage. ;)


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