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Posted on mars 27, 2005 at 03:42 PM | Permalink | Commentaires (0)

Gmail Going Live Soon?

1. Gmail getting ready to go.
2. Project Success #3.
3. Got new site running.
4. Have two announcements to make soon.
5. Getting Subway shortly.

I am thankful for...
1. God.
2. My love.
3. The Interweb.
4. Girl Scout Cookies.
5. Air.

I'm hearing right now...
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way

I'm feeling Loved.

I got an e-mail at [email protected] today from Google about the latest happenings with Gmail. They are finally starting to send accounts to the people who requested an update on Gmail many moons ago. (I signed up for an update on April 1st 2004). Nearly one year later it seems the service is getting closer and closer to launch. It also appears that I will win my wager and not lose 50 bucks.

Hi there,

Thanks for signing up to be updated on the latest Gmail happenings. We hope it's been worth the wait, because we're excited to finally offer you an invitation to open a free Gmail account! Just click on this link to create your new account:

[Link Removed... If you want Gmail click here for info about my UNLIMITED INVITES]

Since last April, we've been working hard to create the best email service possible. It already comes with 1,000 megabytes of free storage, powerful Google search technology to find any message you want instantly, and a new way of organizing email that saves you time and helps you make sense of all the information in your inbox.

And here are just some of the things that we've added in the last few months:

- Free POP access: Take your messages with you. Download them, read them offline, access them using Outlook, your Blackberry or any other device that supports POP

- Gmail Notifier: Get new mail notifications and see the messages and their senders without having to open a browser

- Better contacts management: Import your contacts from Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, Outlook, and others to Gmail in just a few clicks. Add phone numbers, notes and more. Even use search to keep better track of it all.

We also wanted to thank you. For showing us your support and for being so patient. And to those who have already signed up for Gmail, thank you for giving it a try and for helping us make it better. Our users are what have made this product great. So whether you're just signing up for your account or you've been with us since the beginning, keep letting us know how we can build you the best email service around.

That's it for now. We hope you like Gmail and will share it with your friends. We've got lots of cool new stuff planned and we can't wait for you to see our work in your Gmail accounts! Stay tuned...

The Gmail Team

Posted on février 17, 2005 at 11:42 AM | Permalink | Commentaires (0)

My Gmail Wager

2. Project Success #2
3. Cell phone bill reduced.
4. Billing situation worked out.
5. Ate well today.

I am thankful for...
1. God.
2. My love.
3. Success #2.
4. Jim Turner.
5. My laptop.

I'm hearing right now...
Hoobastank - The Reason

I'm feeling Happy.

If you haven’t been trapped underneath a rock for the past several months then you most likely know about the Google email service Gmail. Instead of rambling on here about how great and awesome Gmail is or even trying to pawn off my unlimited invites I am simply going to talk about Gmail as an invite only service and why it makes sense.

Gmail since the day it has become available to those outside of the Google Universe has been an invite only service. At first getting an invite was quite a difficult task and many people even went as far as selling invites on Google and making quite a profit from it. Google created quite a bit of hype by making Gmail invite only at first. The hype made the service coveted and people scoured the Interweb for invites.

Fast forward nearly a year and Gmail is still in BETA and still invite only. People have speculated many, many, times that Gmail is going to go live each time a lot of invites are released to users but recently they released 50 invites to all users yet the service is still in beta and little points to the fact it will be changing from that anytime soon.

It is my personal belief that Google has the intention to keep the service invite only as I’ve been given these unlimited invites and it really only makes sense for the service to remain invite only to keep out the trashy spammers and the like.

Google hasn’t been all that frugal with invites as of late. Does that mean they are going to launch the service in the next two weeks? Not likely.

Keeping the service invite only and providing enough invites for everyone to give out and get everyone in on the service who wants to be is the best thing Google can do. The latest message from the Gmail team before sending a Gmail invite reads:

We hope you've liked using Gmail. We've definitely been working hard to make it better. Meanwhile, the Gmail family has been growing largely through invitations--sent by users who want to share Gmail with the people they care about. We hope you'll want to as well. Just fill in this form below and we'll send your friends and family invitations to open their own shiny Gmail accounts.

As you can see Google does like those invites. By doing this they are making sure the system isn’t be filled up with crappy spammers and those who would abuse the service.

I’m willing to put this wager out. I will bet $50 plus that Gmail remains invite only after launch. If I’m wrong I’ll shell out 50 big ones to one of my lucky blog visitors. To get entered simply comment on this entry.

Posted on février 16, 2005 at 12:13 AM | Permalink | Commentaires (10)

Unlimited Gmail Invites

1. Back on BlogExplosion.
2. Been working on hard on secret project.
3. Ate Ham Sandwich.
4. Design drawn out sort of.
5. Laid back today a bit.

I am thankful for...
1. God.
2. My love.
3. My family.
4. High Speed Internet.
5. My laptop.

I'm hearing right now...
Deana Carter - Strawberry Wine

I'm feeling Happy.

Recently Google granted all Gmail users 50 invites to give away. My account however is special for some reason. At first it had shown I had 50 invites and I gave away maybe one or two. The very next day I logged in it said I had 00 left. I was confused. I tried sending an invite and it worked.

At this point I've donated or sent nearly 150 invites to various sites and yet they keep flowing. It would appear as if the God's have granted me unlimited Gmail invites. So if you have been really wanting Gmail for sometime I am giving you a chance to get it... here is how and it won't cost you a dime.

Simply post a comment on this entry saying you are taking advantage of this offer. Then blast an e-mail to [email protected] and I will send you an invite ASAP. Many times within a few minutes.

This offer is good until my account finally does run out or Google realizes this is an error and sends in the correction forces. Whichever comes first. Until then HAVE FUN!

Posted on février 15, 2005 at 12:45 PM | Permalink | Commentaires (15)