G Mail Invitations

Stockton, CA(Zone 9a)

I have 4 invitations to Googles Gmail available if anyone is interested. I have offered one to a friend, so can only offer 3 right now, until I hear back from her.

Donna

Edited to say I now only have 2 invitations

This message was edited Jan 3, 2005 5:58 PM

Mansfield, TX(Zone 8a)

What exactly are GMail invitations? I have heard the term, but have no idea what GMail is.

Stockton, CA(Zone 9a)

This will probably explain it alot clearer then I could. You can only have an account if you get an invitation, and I have 2 left if you decide you want one.
http://gmail.google.com/gmail/help/about.html

Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

There are two Gmail groups at Google's new groups area (think Yahoo Groups, only MUCH better!).
Gmail Help Discussion: http://groups-beta.google.com/group/Gmail-Help-Discussion
Gmail Generation: http://groups-beta.google.com/group/Gmail-GenerationGmail-Generation@googlegroups.com

(Linda) Winfield, KS(Zone 6a)

How do you send the invitation? Will it come as a attachment or will it be send through snail mail?

Stockton, CA(Zone 9a)

You just need to send me your email address & I will email the invitation to you. Then you just follow the steps in the email to set up your account. I only have 1 left so let me know soon if you want one.
If you have not read the links I sent or that GW posted (thanks for those GW) I will point out that this is a new system & still in beta stage so it is getting better all the time. And now that I can check it with my other email accounts through outlook express, I love it even more. Because of the huge storage capacity, I use it to store my email backups. Saves me burning it on a CD a couple times a month.

(Linda) Winfield, KS(Zone 6a)

After I went to the web site and read the links on it I have deceided to stay with what I have. Thanks so much.

Linda

Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

I would probably have used my Gmail as my main account were it not for a few things:

Though it reads HTML mail very well, you cannot neither compose e-mail in HTML format nor forward HTML e-mail. Those of you who know me well realize I dislike "bells and whistles" e-mails with script fonts, animated gif's and such, but I do like to use bold, italics and bullets on occasion.

I love how the contacts list works smoothly with auto-completion as you're composing an e-mail; however, there is no way to go to your contacts and easily select several names as recipients. There are a few convoluted ways to do this, but nothing straightforward.

There is also no support for recipient lists, though again there are a couple convoluted ways to get around the limitation - but they're not worth the hassle to me.

Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

P.S. One of the group members had a great suggestion which I've taken. He said to create a Gmail account for yourself and use it solely for your "brain". Any time you get an idea, a neat article you want to look at later, etc., e-mail it to that account. Don't give the address out to *anyone* - it's just your brain.

For that matter, there is an application available which lets you create a "virtual file system" using your Gmail account as if it's a 1GB external hard drive. You can then drag and drop files to it (up to the 10mb attachment size limit each). Google doesn't support it officially, but many people use it. http://www.viksoe.dk/code/gmail.htm

Stockton, CA(Zone 9a)

Very interesting, GW, I just went and read it & am downloading it as I type. Oh, its done. I am now trying it. That is a WONDERFUL feature. Thanks! I just took a Word.doc file that I had planned to back up, and drug it into the virtual drive and boom! It went right into email. What a timesaver this is going to be.
Donna

San Jacinto County, TX(Zone 8a)

Thanks PudgyMudpies for the invite.
Got it, Great stuff there. Owe an email of thanks to ya. I'll get to it yet!
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Installed a notifier which pops up.
Pop3 to Thunderbird where I can read or send mail as if I was on Gmail.
Solved the problem of rich text, expressions that way.

GW
Thanks for:
HYPERLINK@www.viksoe.dk
snip
"but I do like to use bold, italics and bullets on occasion."
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As mentioned above, using Thunderbird you can:
http://gmail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=13285&rand=0.14364593472714315

Stockton, CA(Zone 9a)

You are most welcome Charlie & glad your enjoying it.
It was a pleasure meeting you. :~)
Donna

Minneapolis, MN(Zone 5a)

PudgyMudpies,
Have you given all of the Gmail invites away? I would love one, if you still have one available.
Thanks,
Mike
(a google fanatic)

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

I have some left also. Just send me your e-mail address.

Stockton, CA(Zone 9a)

yes I do, just email me your email address.

Stockton, CA(Zone 9a)

Have more invitations available

Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

I have three to give away - e-mail me through DG if interested.

By the way, if someone doesn't want to provide a home e-mail address, you can send a copy to your own address, then copy the URL from your sent message into a DG e-mail and the recipient can sign up that way. This is handy to know if, for instance, a person does not take you up on the offer of an invite. As long as the unique URL has not been used, you can copy it from the original sent invitation mail and send it to someone else.

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

For any of you who have gmail but don't yet have desktop, I would urge you to look at it. The Google Earth and Local features are simply amazing. I'm still trying to navigate some of the other features, but it is fascinating.

San Jacinto County, TX(Zone 8a)

Hey Yuska,
You got it! Great stuff!

I use it, plus they're giving upwards of 3GB now!
Users are getting up to 100 invitations to give out.

I have several domain emails, eudora, & satellite. Gmail too!
Although gmail now has (rich text) html I rarely use it.
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I don't have to sign into all these mail boxes either.
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I use:
http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird/
that
allows you to pop3 all these accounts. they have an easy to use, rich text, html mail.

Once you get Thunderbird sit up you get all your mail in one place. one click and thar ye are.
I still go to Gmail time ta time. Lable certain mail and Archive.
Sure is nice to jus type in a name & all email from that person pops rite-up.

Interested parties that would like to have an invite email
braindrano@gmail.com. Subject: send invite. That's it!
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http://fema-redcross.blogspot.com/
by braindrano is heycharlie..........





Marin, CA(Zone 9b)

I also have about 10 to give away.
Christie

Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

I'm pretty sure anyone can sign up for it now. If not, it looks like there's oodles of invitations available now, eh? I've been using it for a while now and really like it. I'd not commit to it for my main e-mail, but I like it for newsletters and as an "adjunct brain" to send reminders to myself.

Baytown, TX(Zone 9b)

I use mine all the time. This is funny but it says I have 91 invitations. ANYONE???

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

I'm finding I don't use it much. had hotmail for 10 yrs now... but some days i get so ticked at microsoft and hotmail that i'm ready to ditch it for gmail... but i'm not used to the interface and find it clunky. [but obviously, since i dont use it much, i'm not used to it]

I also use comcast, yahoo and thunderbird [wont use outlook]

i tend to use thunderbird for outgoing mail, not incoming.

San Jacinto County, TX(Zone 8a)

Gmail;
& so much more:
http://mail.google.com/mail/help/about_whatsnew.html
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http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/?utm_source=us-en-gmnav&utm_medium=et&utm_content=gmnav
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http://www.google.com/support/
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If you have a gmail account your sign in and password will open all these sites & services:
http://www.google.com/support/bin/static.py?page=alpha_index.html
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A-Z

charlie

Efland, NC(Zone 7a)

heycharlie(!)...'bout merry ol' time you showed up.

Haven't seen you for a while.

Hope the gardening season was (is) good to ya!

Shoe

Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

Well, how nifty is that page creator? Google is so slick. :) I love their stuff!

San Jacinto County, TX(Zone 8a)

Hey Shoe,
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"heycharlie(!)...'bout merry ol' time you showed up.
Haven't seen you for a while.
Hope the gardening season was (is) good to ya!
Shoe"
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Thank ye kindly Mr Horseshoe.
Love tha way ya got your name!
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Yes to this year. Spg. was good to us.

I have some problems with Diabetics & BP but its ok.
Today I was at the VA Hospital in Houston:
http://www.visualdxhealth.com/adult/keratoacanthoma.htm
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How to say enough about those fine people!

They worked on my hand.
I ask the one Purty Doc that done tha cutting if she would do me a favor?
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I need to change oil, filter and air breather on my tractor. If I have this bobo, mention to my wife here, she should do it!

Oh well!
Said she would ask for me ta have the day off.
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Haha
Tomorrow I work on tha tractor!
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Emporia, KS(Zone 5b)

Hope I'm not bursting any bubbles, but you can sign up without invitations now.

This message was edited Sep 15, 2007 7:07 PM

San Jacinto County, TX(Zone 8a)

Haha
Naw to bursting bubbles.

Here is how to get your own Gmail account:
http://tinyurl.com/yt3rgz

charlie

Hasn't always been so ya know!

This message was edited Sep 16, 2007 1:48 AM

Menomonie, WI

Dang.. and I thought I was all cool with my 96 invitations, lol.

I love Gmail. I sign up for freebies all day long, with my regular Gmail account. I just now looked so I'm not exaggerating but I got 5337 spam emails since August 14th... all went directly to the spam folder.

(Linda) Winfield, KS(Zone 6a)

I love my gmail account. I send everything to it that I want to save. Because if something would go wrong with the computer and I would happen to loose everything in my incredimail acct. I would be lost. Or loose anything on the computer it is good for a back up.

Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

The only thing I dislike about Gmail is the inability to sort columns by header like date, subject or sender. They say to just search for one of the senders, for instance, but that doesn't always cut it for you. I don't know why they won't add what is so basic and widespread a function.

Tremont, IL(Zone 5b)

2 pugdogs,
You mention that you use incredimail - could you enlighten me as to how it works? Is it just a software similar to Outlook Express or do they have a mail server that holds your emails until you download them to your pc?
TIA,
Jan in Central Illinois

(Linda) Winfield, KS(Zone 6a)

No it is a program that takes the place of Outlook Express. I have used it for years and really like it.

Tremont, IL(Zone 5b)

Ok, thanks. We use Outlook Express, but are going to change ISP providers & the new one doesn't have an email service. Guess I'll have to use hotmail or something else.
Jan

Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

Jan, what ISP are you switching to that doesn't have e-mail?

Give Gmail a whirl if you have to use a web-based e-mail. It has great spam filtering and makes organizing and finding your e-mails quick and easy.

Tremont, IL(Zone 5b)

We drove to Alaska this summer & got a Verizon Wireless modem for our laptop & it is so much faster then the dial up ISP that we've had for the past 10 years that we've decided that when it runs out in Dec., that we'll just use the V. W. for our internet use. They do not have email service. I can send emails thru them, but they do not have an inbox service.

I have yahoo & Hotmail that I've used when I need to give an email address when on the internet or signup for something, where I didn't want to give our ISP email addy. Of the 2, I like Hotmail the best. Yahoo's spam filter needs some work.

I've heard about Gmail, but haven't checked it out. Guess I'll have to do that before our contract runs out with our current ISP.

GW, I hope things are well with you & yours. It was good to hear from you. I sure miss going to the KY reunions, but they switched it to a date that doesn't work for me.

Have a great weekend,
Jan

Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

We missed ya, too!

Hey, Verizon must have something in the workings -- look at this: http://webmail.verizon.net/signin/

That said, you're probably better off going with a third-party e-mail address since you won't have to update your contacts if you switch to another ISP in the future. Many of them support POP3, downloading to your computer via Outlook Express or Thunderbird -- any number of e-mail programs. Gmail works well for this and does not charge anything for such access.


This message was edited Sep 22, 2007 3:34 PM

Tremont, IL(Zone 5b)

that verizon is the landline company, not the verizon wireless. I'll have to contact verizon wireless & see if they might be able to set it up so that the verizon wireless customers can use the verizon.net webmail.

Jan

Baytown, TX(Zone 9b)

Not anymore a few months back you did. It was a test run and now it is open to all.

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