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Friday, June 18, 2004

Gmail update!

The honchos over at google seem to be loosening their grip on the gmail invites because I am positively swimming in them!

Anyone, friend or foe, who would like an invite is welcome to leave me a comment (or send me an e-mail) with your name and e-mail address.

The more I use gmail, the more I like it. You know yahoo is running scared because they just upped their free storage to 100mb... still only 1/10th of gmail's free storage. And of course there is the great way gmail associates all related e-mails into 'conversations'.

All this and spell check too!

What are you waiting for?

Posted by David Bogner on June 18, 2004 | Permalink

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...actually, I'm waiting for gmail to offer me "keepyouryahooidentity", so I don't have to tell everyone of that new primary email address I urge them to use? :) Yahoo's been with spell check for some time now.

What really reasonable thing can gmail offer me so that I really want an invite? [no offence, I am really trying to understand the benefits. must be the marketing nerd in me.]

Posted by: mademoiselle a. | Jun 18, 2004 4:56:39 PM

The big seeling point (IMHO) is the way they associate all related messages. Let's say someone sends you an e-mail today. You respond immediately, but the person doesn't get around to writing back for a week or two. With Yahoo, not only is your email and his/her e-mail in a different place... but you have to dig through a week's worth of mail to find either of them.

With gmail, all messages that are associated with one another (incoming and outgoing) are shown to you in an accordian array (like a column of solataire cards would be laid out). You can easily review points that were made in the course of several e-mails, and never have to slowly dig through piles of old mail. You can assign labels to incoming mail so that it is organized by subject, sender, or whatever you want.

Also, when you compose mail, there is an auto-complete feature that allows you to easily fill in the 'to' field. There is an auto-complete feature for the text entering potion too... but I haven't played with that yet.

Yahoo's answer to gmail (100mb) is pretty weak, since many people were paying for that much storage at yahoo until gmail came along.

I'm not trying to convince anyone... but you DID ask. :-)

Shabbat Shalom

Posted by: David | Jun 18, 2004 5:15:01 PM

If you're offering, I want to check it out :)

Posted by: Russell Gold | Jun 18, 2004 6:27:34 PM

You can invite me :-)
Name: Kunal
email: [email protected]

Posted by: Kunal | Jun 18, 2004 7:04:12 PM

You can invite me :-)
Name: Kunal
email: [email protected]

Posted by: Kunal | Jun 18, 2004 7:05:04 PM

You can invite me :-)
Name: Kunal
email: [email protected]

Posted by: Kunal | Jun 18, 2004 7:05:12 PM

You can invite me :-)
Name: Kunal
email: [email protected]

Posted by: Kunal | Jun 18, 2004 7:06:31 PM

Not only spell check, David, but Yahoo has also made your messages searchable!

Of course, even with 100M, you do have to put up with those flashing and dancing graphic ads with Yahoo's free email, or you can use Gmail and have to put up with Google's quiet and not-in-your-face text ads. Hm...

Posted by: jennifer | Jun 18, 2004 7:12:50 PM

I'll take an invite if you're still offering.

Name: Matt
Email: [email protected]

Posted by: The Agnostic | Jun 18, 2004 10:09:38 PM

Thanks again for sending me the invite, David. I have been enjoying using Gmail. I lost the email saved on my hard drive several times in the past, and now I don't have to worry about that anymore. That's probably the best part as far as I am concerned. I also like the searchability aspect.

The only problem I have is that I had my old AOL email address for the last 7 years, and changing is a bit of a pain.

Posted by: Gail | Jun 18, 2004 10:59:35 PM

I'll take an invite if you still have...

Posted by: allison | Jun 19, 2004 8:45:22 AM

I'd love a gmail account! :o)

Posted by: maura | Jun 19, 2004 8:51:28 AM

Would love to have one if you're still offering!
email: love_n_share[@]hotmail[.]com

Posted by: chuannie | Jun 19, 2004 10:59:38 AM

If you're still giving out invites, I am
msalo[@]verizon[.]net

Posted by: marty salo | Jun 20, 2004 9:54:02 PM

I'd love an invite, too, if you're still offering... Thanks!
anja at anjaskoglund dot com

Posted by: Anja | Jun 22, 2004 12:54:41 PM

I'd like a GMAIL invite too!

Thanks,

Michael
Sharon, MA

Posted by: Micahel | Jun 22, 2004 6:18:15 PM

long time reader, first time poster. i'd love a gmail invite.
love and kisses.

Posted by: emily | Jun 23, 2004 1:40:29 AM

I would like a gmail invite if there are any left. Thanks! Courtney

Posted by: Courtney | Jun 24, 2004 3:00:44 PM

If I could test it out, that would be awesome! Please send me an email to [email protected]!

-Matt

Posted by: Matt | Jun 27, 2004 11:55:19 PM

I would appreciate a gmail invite. Thank you :)

Posted by: Robert | Jul 9, 2004 7:21:30 AM

I dunno if you still got any but... send me one if you do.

Posted by: Jeremy Priest | Jul 19, 2004 3:57:57 AM

doubt that you ave any, but if you do, send it this way!! i'll give you in return, my first born child or perhaps the deed to my soul? lemme know :D

Posted by: frogger01 | Jul 25, 2004 10:48:26 PM

hey if you ever have any gmail invites around can you send one to me? thank you

1. [email protected]
2. lauren ch

Posted by: lauren | Jul 27, 2004 12:50:07 AM

I would love to check it out. Please send the gmail invite to [email protected]

Posted by: Gary | Jul 27, 2004 10:27:26 PM

David,

If you still have any extra Gmail invites I'd appreciate if you could send me one. And, by the way, although this is only my second time visiting your site, I have to admit there are so many elequent, thoughtful and interesting posts here. I've been debating joining the infertility discussion as a family memeber is unfortunately experiencing some of that right now, but I haven't quite thought of what to say yet.

In any event, if you still have an invite please send me one. Thanks.

-Jeff
NY, NY

Posted by: Jeff | Jul 29, 2004 4:30:08 PM

hey david,
it's stanley sun. i'd love an invite if you still have any.

thanks.

Posted by: Stanley | Aug 26, 2004 7:36:52 PM

I'm guessing the invites are all gone??!!! if not I would love one. Great web-site btw.

Posted by: Ric Morgan | Jan 15, 2005 9:21:20 PM

Please sent me a Gmail invite. Thanhk very much

Posted by: nbinh | Feb 4, 2005 2:54:22 AM

I would love one of those gmail invites!
Please find it in you heart to send me one!

Posted by: John | Jul 3, 2005 10:47:48 PM

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