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StinkyRyan
06-24-2004, 12:11 PM
So for who hasn't seen google's web based email
http://gmail.google.com
Looks amazing apparently the only way to get one now is to get an invite from somebody who has one since it is still in testing.

Think about it though, 1000 megs for e-mail. No pop-ups on related text based links. And it is supposed to have a chat client built into it or something along the lines. I want one. Can't wait til it is done. What do you think?

DavidP
06-24-2004, 12:17 PM
There have already been 3 or 4 threads about this.

ober
06-24-2004, 12:45 PM
Ditto David. I have one, but haven't gotten any invites yet. Sorry.

Thantos
06-24-2004, 12:46 PM
ober send me some gmail dang it. My box is so empty and lonely ;)

ober
06-24-2004, 12:50 PM
Your wish is my command, Thantos. :)

silk.odyssey
06-24-2004, 01:38 PM
When is the testing going to be done so that everyone can get a gmail account? :)

ober
06-24-2004, 02:00 PM
Never! It's only for us special people! ;)

I haven't heard.

silk.odyssey
06-24-2004, 02:41 PM
I'll never have need for 1 gb of storage space, my 100 mb yahoo account is good enough :D

Jeremy G
06-24-2004, 02:47 PM
I got gmail.

axon
06-24-2004, 03:34 PM
mike dammit forward me some gmail as well...I haven't even started filling my 1000mb with pr0n yet..hehe...ober you too dammit! I'm waiting

silk.odyssey
06-24-2004, 04:50 PM
I got gmail.


I wish I had gmail :D

RoD
06-24-2004, 04:50 PM
i got an invite last night. So far its kinda cool i think.

silk.odyssey
06-24-2004, 04:58 PM
How do I get invited? Is it possible to get a cprogramming.com email account also? :)

Govtcheez
06-24-2004, 05:29 PM
I sent you one, silk.

silk.odyssey
06-24-2004, 06:37 PM
Thank you. :) If only it had pop access then it would be perfect. :)

axon
06-24-2004, 06:49 PM
>>Thank you. If only it had pop access then it would be perfect.

stop whining...whiner!

silk.odyssey
06-24-2004, 06:55 PM
I was just doing an evaluation :D

Davros
06-24-2004, 08:32 PM
>Think about it though, 1000 megs for e-mail. No pop-ups on related text based links. And it is supposed to have a chat client built into it or something along the lines. I want one. Can't wait til it is done. What do you think?

Thinking... Do I care? Mmmm....

Nope.

This is just gonna mean everyone sending whopping great attachments everywhere and masses of spam. If something's free, it ain't worth it. There's always a catch somewhere. What are Google up to? Apart from machine reading all your mail, that is, and directing adverts at you, if that wasn't bad enough.

I've just discovered a great way of communicating - voice over analogue. It works, why not give it a try?

Sorry to be so cynical. Rant over :)

Thantos
06-24-2004, 09:14 PM
Well I've had a couple emails using gmail and the way they track a conversation is great. Its nicely nested and very easy to navigate and use. I haven't seen any ads as of yet so can't comment on that part of it.

RoD
06-24-2004, 09:33 PM
What are Google up to? Apart from machine reading all your mail, that is, and directing adverts at you, if that wasn't bad enough.

Its no different from the google ad bars on the bottom of websites or the banners in opera. They spider for keywords with software its not like they're sitting there READING your mail.

Besides its being read by someone anyway no matter who you use.

axon
06-24-2004, 09:47 PM
>>sending whopping great attachments everywhere and masses of spam

1. 10MB file limit
2. FSCKING great filters

axon
06-24-2004, 09:57 PM
>>using gmail and the way they track a conversation is great. Its nicely nested and very easy to navigate and use.<<

and what a great conversation we're having!

Davros
06-24-2004, 10:33 PM
>They spider for keywords with software its not like they're sitting there READING your mail.

I was just ranting, playing devils advocate, without trying to be too serious.

However, when I think about it - seriously now - the purpose of this 'machine reading' is presumably to build a profile of you. Let's suppose in an email you tell a friend of your bad experiences in alcoholic drinking. Are you to be targeted by adverts promoting Carlsberg and Jack Daniels?

Even if the text of your email is not human read, the profile generated from it can be and it can be shared with others. Even if Google's sign-up agreement says the opposite, you can bet there'll be a clause which says the agreement can be changed at anytime. "We have no plans at the moment to do xyz (but we might have tomorrow)".

If your postal service said they were going to open all your mail in transit, so that it could be 'machine read' in order to determine what junk mail you should receive, would you be happy? Perhaps they'll justify it by saying that it will reduce the cost of posting the letter. Although here in the UK, if the Royal Mail tried to implement such a thing, the cost of posting a letter would actually go up signficantly in order bail out the resulting IT catastrophe.

XSquared
06-24-2004, 10:42 PM
If you don't like the way that gMail targets advertisements, don't use it. It's as simple as that.

ober
06-25-2004, 05:55 AM
mike dammit forward me some gmail as well...I haven't even started filling my 1000mb with pr0n yet..hehe...ober you too dammit! I'm waiting
Well it would help if I knew you address, biatch.

anonytmouse
06-25-2004, 08:33 PM
Hotmail has got on the bandwagon with 250MB free(up from 2MB) (http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2004/jun04/06-24HotmailUpgrade2004PR.asp).

bludstayne
06-25-2004, 09:14 PM
Somebody invite me please. I've been wanting to get on gmail for a LONG time.

edit: if you do send an invite for me, send it to revolve@hotpop.com

DavidP
06-25-2004, 09:36 PM
people have been selling invites for about $30 a piece on ebay

vasanth
06-26-2004, 01:25 AM
Somebody invite me please. I've been wanting to get on gmail for a LONG time.

edit: if you do send an invite for me, send it to revolve@hotpop.com
Hi
i sent you my last invite.. will send more to members intrested here when i get more..

bludstayne
06-26-2004, 12:30 PM
vasanth->reputation++;

Vladk10000
06-26-2004, 12:59 PM
Hi can someone please invite me? :) My e-mail is vladk1000@bellsouth.net

XSquared
06-26-2004, 01:21 PM
*cough* admin_AT_xsquared.ca

Fixed for anti-harvesting.

axon
06-26-2004, 01:29 PM
Hi can someone please invite me? :) My e-mail is vladk1000@bellsouth.net

yes yes, we're on our way right now......

Vladk10000
06-26-2004, 01:48 PM
yes yes, we're on our way right now......

"we"? What do you mean? An invite will be appreciated. :)

Thantos
06-26-2004, 01:53 PM
He was pulling your leg. I doubt anyone that has an invite will give it away to someone we don't know. Besides Kermi3 has dibs on the next one!

axon
06-26-2004, 02:01 PM
"we"? What do you mean? An invite will be appreciated. :)

did you get it yet? check your email...........



:rolleyes:

bludstayne
06-26-2004, 02:06 PM
Yay! My new e-mail is koukiyarou@gmail.com

PS: I also found a new way around the filters on the board :p, hence the bold letters.

Vladk10000
06-26-2004, 02:09 PM
Nope, didn't receive it yet.

Vladk10000
06-26-2004, 03:14 PM
Are you sure you spelled the e-mail address correctly? vladk1000@bellsouth.net

RoD
06-26-2004, 03:29 PM
your an idiot

axon
06-26-2004, 03:42 PM
your an idiot

:D :D :D :D

Vladk10000
06-26-2004, 03:51 PM
your an idiot

You called me an idiot and you can't even spell the word "You're". Pathetic.

RoD
06-26-2004, 04:12 PM
I neglected a punctuation mark, you missed several insults and sarcastic remarks. Wow.

Thantos
06-26-2004, 04:13 PM
well you forgot a vowel also RoD ;)

Vladk10000
06-26-2004, 04:15 PM
RoD, I was being nice to everyone and then you come and say "your an idiot." I didn't do anything to you.

RoD
06-26-2004, 05:25 PM
well you forgot a vowel also RoD ;)

i know about your sister mike LOL.

Doesnt make you less of an idiot. Yes, i know its Doesn't.

axon
06-26-2004, 06:07 PM
rod did you get me reply today when you were "cleaning" ?

Xterria
06-27-2004, 11:42 AM
YEAH BABY i just got an invite!

gcn_zelda
06-27-2004, 12:33 PM
Invited!

Huzzah!


smc42190@gmail.com

DavidP
06-27-2004, 01:22 PM
Everybody seems to be getting an invite. I feel left out and downtrodden.

Please invite my lowly bum self: d.pru@juno.com