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harryrod
06-21-2004, 18:08
Anyone out there with a gmail account that would like to send an invite to a fellow Glocker?
If you do could you send it to

crodriguez at knology dot net

thanks

AZMAN
06-21-2004, 22:57
As long as we are starting a thread I'll ask also...

lomfs24
06-21-2004, 23:26
i may sound stupid on this thread but what is gmail and what is an invitation for?

prism
06-22-2004, 00:13
gmail invites sent to harryrod and AZMAN.

you can put other first/last names in the form, you dont have to keep what I put in there.

AZMAN, there has been a problem with getting invites through to yahoo mail accts. I sent you a PM.

harryrod
06-22-2004, 06:31
Thansk alot.

AZMAN
06-22-2004, 10:17
Prism,

I thank you very much. It didn't show up in my yahoo mail or bulk mail. Very interesting. The link via pm worked fine.

Thanks again. When I'm able to invite someone I'll be sure to give it to someone here via this thread.

HerrGlock
06-22-2004, 10:36
Originally posted by lomfs24
i may sound stupid on this thread but what is gmail and what is an invitation for?

Obviously it's super secret, hush-hush and they cannot talk about it to us peons or else: http://www.ankylosaur.com/images/newsmilies/spank.gif

DanH

prism
06-22-2004, 11:41
gmail is google mail.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4641298/

http://money.cnn.com/2004/04/01/technology/techinvestor/lamonica2/

fatlander
06-22-2004, 13:04
hate to nag you but, can any of the ones who registered send me an invitation too?

fatlander at htobox.ru

prism
06-22-2004, 14:35
fatlander and hapuna invited.

I am out of invites for now.

hapuna
06-22-2004, 16:54
Thanks prism!!!!!!!;f

lomfs24
06-22-2004, 19:14
Originally posted by prism
gmail is google mail.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4641298/

http://money.cnn.com/2004/04/01/technology/techinvestor/lamonica2/
Isn't Google Mail the one who sniffs your email so that they can place well designed advertising in your inbox or scattered around on the web page for you. No Thanks, I have enough people looking at my email as it is.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4641298/

To finance the service, Google will display advertising links tied to the topics discussed within the e-mails. For instance, an e-mail inquiring about an upcoming concert might include an ad from a ticket agency.

lomfs24
06-22-2004, 23:02
Just a thought, what kind of advertising would you get if you and your freinds decided that all the email you sent would be sent as binary code. They when you received it you would decode it in ASCII to read it. Would you get advertising for 1 zero airplane?

David_G17
06-23-2004, 11:22
Originally posted by lomfs24
Just a thought, what kind of advertising would you get if you and your freinds decided that all the email you sent would be sent as binary code. They when you received it you would decode it in ASCII to read it. Would you get advertising for 1 zero airplane?

or just encrypt it. PGP :)

matt3310
06-23-2004, 13:38
I want an account!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!;e

prism
06-23-2004, 15:06
matt3310 invited.

Anon1
06-23-2004, 15:23
Originally posted by AZMAN
Prism,

I thank you very much. It didn't show up in my yahoo mail or bulk mail. Very interesting. The link via pm worked fine.
...


There are numerous reports over the last few days that both Yahoo and Hotmail are blocking the gmail invites from being delivered to the Yahoo/Hotmail mailboxes.

matt3310
06-23-2004, 15:31
Thanks Prism I got it working!!!!!!!!
;Y ;V ;W ;+ ~2

Wadely
06-23-2004, 17:08
I've had my Gmail account since Monday (got the invite from a friend that I know IRL). I've been using it ever since and it's great.

The interface is really nifty, much more like an application than a web page. It doesn't have that "waiting for the web page to load" feel as you click through your emails. Don't knock it until you try it.

The ads are not scattered on the page OR in your inbox. They appear on the side of the screen just like when you do a Google search. It's MUCH less annoying to me than Hotmail's ad system and almost every site you go to nowadays tracs your useage for ads, it's not like this is a new thing. They aren't "reading" your mail. It's just some sort of script that say "hey this dude's got alot of emails with the words 'car' and 'broken' in it. I think I'll show him ads for GM and Ford". Some of you guys are WAY too paranoid.

Prism - How long until I start getting invites to hand out? Does something trigger them? I've noticed that some people get a lot more to hand out than others do. I've heard it's useage based, so I have .. ahem .. signed myself up for a lot of (legit) newsletters and news site notifications. I must be getting 150 emails a day from CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, etc with news articles in them. On top of that I have been using it for all my actual email communications and, as I said above, I really do like it.

HerrGlock
06-23-2004, 17:15
Originally posted by Wadely
The ads are not scattered on the page OR in your inbox. They appear on the side of the screen just like when you do a Google search. It's MUCH less annoying to me than Hotmail's ad system and almost every site you go to nowadays tracs your useage for ads, it's not like this is a new thing. They aren't "reading" your mail. It's just some sort of script that say "hey this dude's got alot of emails with the words 'car' and 'broken' in it. I think I'll show him ads for GM and Ford". Some of you guys are WAY too paranoid.

I just run my own mail server. That way, I know who can read my mail behind the scenes, don't get ads at all, can block anything or reroute anything and can set it so that the first 100 characters of a mail from specific people go to my pager as well so I know they wrote and about what the mail was written.

I still don't understand this stuff.

DanH

Wadely
06-23-2004, 17:44
Originally posted by HerrGlock
I still don't understand this stuff.

I don't care to buy the cow of maintaining my own mail server when I can get the milk of great things like gmail for free. But I can understand people who would. This is for the same reason that I no longer host my own web and FTP site from home over my broadband connection. It was very cool, but wasn't worth the little work that it took to maintain. Hosting is so cheap now that I can get others to host those things for me and pay little to nothing in return.

I do have a "real" email account (several actually), but it is very strictly used for family communication and an elite group of friends. It never gets spam because no one has the address and I like it that way. I know that spam can be filtered, but I just prefer to keep it seperate, plus I can walk away from any web based account without caring if the wrong person or group gets the address.

To each his own.

lomfs24
06-23-2004, 23:50
Originally posted by HerrGlock
I just run my own mail server. That way, I know who can read my mail behind the scenes, don't get ads at all, can block anything or reroute anything and can set it so that the first 100 characters of a mail from specific people go to my pager as well so I know they wrote and about what the mail was written.

I still don't understand this stuff.

DanH

Not everyone has followed step one yet...

Blazen
06-24-2004, 06:24
If anybody else had a spare invite to gratefully pass along..it would be much appreciated.

Cheers...

;c

0100010
06-24-2004, 09:15
Although I do run my own email server, it would still be nice if one of yall would send me an invite for GMail - kfoster@0100010.com ;f

prism
06-24-2004, 16:48
0100010 invited.

Blazen, I need your email address. (send me a PM)

Blazen
06-24-2004, 17:26
PM on the way prism.... ;c ;c ;c

prism
06-24-2004, 17:30
Blazen invited.

Blazen
06-24-2004, 17:45
woo hoo....

;a ;Y ;W

PhuzzyGnu
06-24-2004, 17:54
I would be oh-so-thankful if

(I)

got an invite. REALLY Happy.

Please.

-p.

prism
06-24-2004, 17:59
PhuzzyGnu invited (via PM)

PhuzzyGnu
06-24-2004, 18:18
Wow! That was fast !

-p.

Texas T
06-24-2004, 18:18
Texas T would appreciate one as well....


info@mcscaaa.org

Mucho gracias ;f

frefoo
06-24-2004, 19:22
I already asked for an invite in another thread but I figured this is a better place to ask. ;)

lcarreau
06-24-2004, 19:24
PLease invite me too. I would really appreciate it.

-Lonnie

lcarreau
06-24-2004, 21:22
PLease invite me too. I would really appreciate it.

-Lonnie

Critter
06-24-2004, 21:29
I would appreciate an invite also please.

prism
06-24-2004, 22:18
used them all. maybe they'll give me some more.

handgun_herbie
06-25-2004, 00:57
If possible I'd love an invite: srgore@cox.net

Thanks either way.

JCM298
06-25-2004, 17:08
I'd like an invitation, too. That way a computer illiterate old guy could give it a test.

Thank you,

John

prism
06-25-2004, 21:50
was hoping for another six-pack, but they gave me one more.


Texas T was invited.

Tvov
06-26-2004, 06:09
I haven't looked much into this, but why the "invites"? Are you "sponsoring" people?

bobby_w
06-26-2004, 07:44
I could sure use an invite. It would be great for my middle-east travels. Can get to a computer most anywhere.

Texas T
06-26-2004, 17:11
Originally posted by prism
was hoping for another six-pack, but they gave me one more.


Texas T was invited. Thank you Prism, it is up and running.

Texas T
06-26-2004, 17:13
Originally posted by Tvov
I haven't looked much into this, but why the "invites"? Are you "sponsoring" people? Prism just hooked me up, but my guess is that Google is giving out "invites" to users as a way for them to get other people hooked up. It is easier to manage from a support/new release standpoint to do this a little at a time instead of just opening the flood gates to every Tom, Dick, and Harry.

ronin_asano
06-27-2004, 05:38
Originally posted by bobby_w
I could sure use an invite. It would be great for my middle-east travels. Can get to a computer most anywhere.

bobbyw_00 at hotmail.com

unless they have changed something, you are going to need another address for that invite. hotmail was dropping all gmail.com incoming email.

yahoo was sending it to the user's bulk mail folder.

ronin_asano
06-27-2004, 05:51
Originally posted by Wadely
I've had my Gmail account since Monday (got the invite from a friend that I know IRL). I've been using it ever since and it's great.

The interface is really nifty, much more like an application than a web page. It doesn't have that "waiting for the web page to load" feel as you click through your emails. Don't knock it until you try it.

The ads are not scattered on the page OR in your inbox. They appear on the side of the screen just like when you do a Google search. It's MUCH less annoying to me than Hotmail's ad system and almost every site you go to nowadays tracs your useage for ads, it's not like this is a new thing. They aren't "reading" your mail. It's just some sort of script that say "hey this dude's got alot of emails with the words 'car' and 'broken' in it. I think I'll show him ads for GM and Ford". Some of you guys are WAY too paranoid.


i received an invite recently from someone at a car forum where i hang out (i have no invites so no request please).

the interface is okay, but there are several things i don't like about it. one is those goofy looking star icons. the other, and i'm sure this will improve, is the lack of preferences on the settings page. there are a few additional options that should be in there.

as far as the adds go, i don't see any reason for them to be scanning the email to target ads. yes, many sites do track usage for ads, but using firefox, i deny those sites the ability to set cookies. gmail doesn't give you that choice. you have to allow the cookies or you can't log in and use it.

bottom line: i don't find gmail so revolutionary as to be the next best thing since sliced bread. my main personal email account will continue to be the one i have with my isp, and my main webmail account will continue to be the one i have with postman.net. no, it doesn't offer a gig of storage, but it has a strict privacy policy, and the administrator is accessible, which is a plus.

my gmail account will probably be relegated to the role of being my spam catcher, or the account that i use when i *have* to provide an email address for some website.

ronin_asano
06-27-2004, 05:53
Originally posted by David_G17
or just encrypt it. PGP :)

pgp works on webmail clients?

there is a webmail service which offers encryption, it's called hushmail.

Texas T
06-29-2004, 21:54
Originally posted by ronin_asano
unless they have changed something, you are going to need another address for that invite. hotmail was dropping all gmail.com incoming email.

yahoo was sending it to the user's bulk mail folder.

I did test messages to my hotmail and my yahoo accounts from gmail and both went through without a problem.

Wadely
06-29-2004, 23:05
I still haven't received ANY invites to hand out. :( Had my account for 9 days now. ~500 messages in my inbox and many sent, so I am definately using it, but no invites.

bfh1229
06-30-2004, 06:43
If anyone could spare an invite it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Blake

bfh1229@netscape.net

ronin_asano
06-30-2004, 07:56
Originally posted by Wadely
I still haven't received ANY invites to hand out. :( Had my account for 9 days now. ~500 messages in my inbox and many sent, so I am definately using it, but no invites.

i just got two invites today. used them up, though.

Alpha752
06-30-2004, 08:17
Hey, Im not above begging for an invite....please. Anyone with one to spare, it would be much appreciated. I will, of course, sent any invites I get to GT as repayment.

Since Hotmail seems to be killing it, send to russ (AT) weldonpc (DOT) com.

Thanks guys

Russ

AZMAN
06-30-2004, 10:33
Invite sent to Alpha752

ronin_asano
06-30-2004, 11:13
how many invites does one usually get?

i had my first allotment this morning, as mentioned above, they only gave me two.

ronin_asano
06-30-2004, 11:18
Originally posted by Texas T
I did test messages to my hotmail and my yahoo accounts from gmail and both went through without a problem.

i noticed that it came through no problem on my yahoo account. it sounds like they did change some things.

i don't have hotmail. can't speak to that one.

Wadely
06-30-2004, 11:42
Originally posted by ronin_asano
how many invites does one usually get?

i had my first allotment this morning, as mentioned above, they only gave me two.

Quit'cher bellyaching! At least you've received some. ;) ;c

prism
06-30-2004, 11:44
Critter invited (check your PM box)


went through the thread, unfilled requests from:

----------------------------------------------------

freefoo

Icarreau

handgun_herbie

JCM298

bobby_w

bfh1228

----------------------------------------------------

AZMAN
06-30-2004, 12:10
ronin_asano,

I received one this morning after waiting quite a while.
So far I have gotten only one.

ronin_asano
06-30-2004, 14:11
hmm. everyone else i know had 6 or 7 at a time. maybe they just saved them up.

anyway, i got screwed on my two. i was sending one to a friend, the invite window hung up, i exited, and then it said both of my invites had been used.

at least the intended recipient got one of them.

prism
06-30-2004, 16:12
check your SENT mail box, see if it is in there. If it is, you might be able to open it, copy the link, and email/PM the link to someone.

Alpha752
06-30-2004, 16:33
AZMan, thanks, I appreciate the invite. If/when I get invites of my own, ill post and hand them out.

Thanks again.

Russ

ronin_asano
06-30-2004, 17:37
Originally posted by prism
check your SENT mail box, see if it is in there. If it is, you might be able to open it, copy the link, and email/PM the link to someone.

no dice.

the one i successfully sent was there, but not the mysterious second one. the link in the first has expired, since my friend set up his account.

Rehab Doc
06-30-2004, 23:39
If anyone has another invite I would like a Gmail account. Thanks in advance.

Doc

berniew
07-01-2004, 17:06
nevermind :cool:

CaptDoug04
07-01-2004, 18:53
I would appreciate an invite and would share the wealth with others if they give invites....

PM me with the info

Spen84107
07-02-2004, 00:25
Not to sound like a broken record... but I would love an invite as well!

G21-30
07-02-2004, 10:07
.

chevydriver
07-03-2004, 08:19
I would appreciate an invite also please.:drool: ^c ^b ^5

Siren
07-03-2004, 09:28
I would also greatly appreciate one if available.

Thanks,
Siren

daveygunn
07-05-2004, 22:27
I would very much appreciate an invite to Gmail. I want to see what all the fuss is about. Thanks so much if someone would hook me up. daveygunn@hotmail.com or PM me.

daveygunn
07-08-2004, 09:43
.

1911lover
08-02-2004, 18:28
PLEASE SEND ME AN INVITE< PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!< if u can just pm me im at sdrogers@yahoo.com so o well idk if it works

berniew
08-02-2004, 20:08
I have an account that a fellow GT'er passed on to me. I looked at it and am willing to give it to the first person who PM's me

Edited to say it's

GONE....

1911lover
08-02-2004, 20:51
i want it, i pm'd u , did i get it, if not ayone out there got a spare invite? sdrogers@yahoo.com but pm me if it aint workin yet on yahoo

berniew
08-02-2004, 21:01
I sent a PM. Let me know if you got it

1911lover
08-02-2004, 21:05
Thank, it up and workin,thank thanks thanks

frefoo
08-02-2004, 23:06
I received an gmail invite yesterday, from a co-worker, so please remove me from the list.

That being said as soon as I get the ability to invite someone I will pass it along to this group.

Nephilim
08-03-2004, 10:11
I'd like an invite, if anyone has an invite available...

I've got two 'junk' emails
talanthas@hotmail.com
wmichomega@yahoo.com

I gather that hotmail is rather hostile to gmail though... so if you could PM the invite to me or use my yahoo account, that would be awesome :)

I don't know how many invites you get with an account, but I'll use them all here are Glock talk to keep the chain going.

Thanks!


p.s. I'm not above bribery ;) Here is a link to a thread where I've got pictures from my portfolio:

http://www.glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=2885878#post2885878

I'll make a background for you from my portfolio, or make an AV for GT for you from a picture of your choice :)

1911lover
08-04-2004, 14:26
If all your inerested in is the 1 gig of storage just get a free spymac acount www.spymac.com

jimmyven
08-05-2004, 06:28
Invite, please. Thank You!

samgvb@yahoo.com

happyglocker
08-12-2004, 16:22
Looking for charity also. Would be very grateful for an invite. If not tired of inviting strangers please send to my isp mail.

gnsbond@verizon.net

1911lover
08-13-2004, 22:21
As soon as i get my next invite, ill post the link in a reply so everyone check this thread alot cus the link only works once