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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.
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.
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
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.
Thanks PudgyMudpies for the invite.
Got it, Great stuff there. Owe an email of thanks to ya. I'll get to it yet!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
They worked on my hand.
I ask the one Purty Doc that done tha cutting if she would do me a favor?
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!
Said she would ask for me ta have the day off.
Tomorrow I work on tha tractor!
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.
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.
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.
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?
Jan in Central Illinois
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.
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.
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.
What I did, I contacted the company that we had our dial up service with to see if they had just an email service that we could use with our Verizon Wireless & they did for just $5 a month. That worked for us, that way didn't have to change any email addresses.
Jan in Central Illinois