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Old 2004-06-16, 03:14   #1
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Exclamation Google Mail Does Exist!

Remember when Google Inc. "announced" on April 1st, 2004 that they will start an email service that would give you 1Gb of storage? April Fools joke right? I thought it was, but i was WRONG...

(anomonious ) has just invited me to be part of the beta testing of Google mail . I seriously thought gmail was a joke. Is anyone else a part of gmail and hasn't told me ?

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Old 2004-06-16, 07:04   #2
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I did hear about it in the news some time ago, although I can't remember quite when.

But just today, Yahoo Mail upgraded its service! I now have 100Mb of space, up from 4Mb before!
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Old 2004-06-16, 12:03   #3
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You can actually buy invites from Ebay for some time now. Also it's been in the newspaper how they plan to scan incoming emails to throw the right ads at you so they make money. If you want free 1GB email storage, without email ad scanners, go to http://www.spymac.com.
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Old 2004-06-16, 14:48   #4
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Apparently an invite is the only way to get into the beta stage of gmail. I read in the user agreement that google will give me a few invitations in a day or so. I'll invite a few users of mersenneforum.org. Anyone interested?
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Old 2004-06-16, 20:25   #5
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E-Tron, if you have an invite you'd want to give out, I would be interested in seeing just how google mail works. It isn't that urgent--I don't mind waiting around, but it would be cool to eventually get an invite if someone has an extra one. And as my yahoo mail account has been unbearably slow since the upgrade (and my msn.com account is both small and gets an infinite amount of spam), now might be a good time for me to try out google.
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Old 2004-06-16, 20:54   #6
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No invitations yet... and no spam . The interface is a little buggy, however the overall feel is far superior to yahoo and MSN's interface.
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Old 2004-06-17, 07:54   #7
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If you get some invitations and have some left I would be certainly interested

But if not I just be patient and wait for the official launch.

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Old 2004-06-17, 08:12   #8
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I found out why Yahoo upgraded its e-mail service:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5212752/
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Old 2004-06-17, 13:09   #9
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Since they upgraded I haven't been able to get in to my 2 accounts.

But if they freed up old addys, that is great for me.....
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Old 2004-06-17, 16:21   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jinydu
I found out why Yahoo upgraded its e-mail service:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5212752/
It is ironic that MSN is reporting this like they are not in the e-mail business.
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Old 2004-06-18, 02:47   #11
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First come, first served:

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Please, only one email per person please...

In 3 days post your invites here so we can get more people hooked up...
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