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Acrylic
08-27-2004, 07:40 PM
Hey everyone.

Does anyone here use Gmail? If so, do you like it?

I use Gmail, and I really like it alot. Its THE FASTEST email service. I'm sure other Gmail users can vouch that for me. Also, the 1 GB of space, really is amazing. Its great having so much space. I really love it. Its my email of choice. I really love it, and was fortunate to have got invited before.

Also, for people that don't have Gmail, I have 5 invites. Here's the catch though. I'm in need of completed referalls to get a free iPod. So, all you have to do is sign up through the referall link in my sig (When putting in your email, DO NOT put a hotmail email, otherwise you won't be able to verify your account). Once you complete your referall, PM me (or email me at nick.donovic@gmail.com) your email and Name, so I can send you an invite. (Signing up for a freeipods offer does NOT cost money if you cancel before the trial offer expires).

-Acrylic

Tyrion
08-27-2004, 07:46 PM
I recently got a gmail acount from someone at EB(won't reveal his screename so he would he hunted), and it's alright. It is fast, and I love the interface. However, eh, I really don't need 1 gig of space, I used up only a megabyte of the two megabytes Hotmail gave you(even amid the spam).

But no, no one's gonna get this email account. :p

TiE23
08-27-2004, 07:56 PM
Man, I would love to, but I have no ****ing idea how to do it. :(
I just want better E-mail.

TiE

KBell
08-27-2004, 08:01 PM
I got one. But I really don't use it much. I'm too lazy to put it in my Email field on forums.

Acrylic
08-27-2004, 08:02 PM
Originally posted by TiE 23
Man, I would love to, but I have no ****ing idea how to do it. :(


No idea how to do what?

TiE23
08-27-2004, 08:27 PM
Just a heads up guys, you need to enter a deal, like with AOL or something, and you need a credit card.

TiE

El Sitherino
08-27-2004, 08:30 PM
I got myself a gmail account and OMG I love it! @_@

Jed
08-27-2004, 08:42 PM
I have 5 GMail invites that I'm giving away with no catch.

PM me for details.

Treacherous Mercenary
08-27-2004, 09:22 PM
And I got 3 invites with no catch either! You can PM me if you like. :) Just need your last and first name aswell as email, but you can make your name up for all I care. :p

Anthony
08-27-2004, 10:19 PM
I don't need on. I have Spymac (www.spymac.com)


One Gig of space also, and other things

Acrylic
08-27-2004, 10:30 PM
*sigh*

Well, if anyone ever wants to help me get a free ipod, and get a gmail account at the same time, my referall link is in my sig.

RpTheHotrod
08-27-2004, 11:14 PM
bah....the only sign up accounts I have are hotmail accounts :/

Anthony
08-27-2004, 11:15 PM
Death to hotmail. I've never liked it, I don't know why...

Darth Groovy
08-27-2004, 11:16 PM
Originally posted by Anthony
Death to hotmail. I've never liked it, I don't know why...

Hotmail is the anti-christ. It's aol mail with microjunk labels....

Astrotoy7
08-27-2004, 11:38 PM
Yeah, I have Gaymail. Im always gettin hot messages from studs around the world :D

I agree with Grooveh, hotmail sucks a$$, but it has become a terrible but necessary part of my life, like women :p

mtfbwya

Treacherous Mercenary
08-27-2004, 11:46 PM
I haven't used gmail much, but maybe I'll have it as a primary soon after beta to see if my account stays, etc. Waiting to see what the true potential will be with 1GB storage.

Mike Windu
08-28-2004, 12:34 AM
I got one. I forgot how to log into it. @_@

El Sitherino
08-28-2004, 12:42 AM
gmail.google.com

PS: mike, get on msn :p

TiE23
08-28-2004, 12:50 AM
kyle.geib@gmail.com

Thank you Silent One.

TiE

ZBomber
08-28-2004, 01:12 AM
ZBomber@gmail.com biatchs! :D

Thanks person-I-Can't-nane!

Jed
08-28-2004, 01:17 AM
Shup, Z :p

Okay, I've got 4 left:

- Samuel Dravis has one of them claimed
- Darth Groovy has another one claimed

So about 2 more are up for grabs...

ZBomber
08-28-2004, 01:25 AM
Originally posted by Jed
Shup, Z :p

Okay, I've got 4 left:

- Samuel Dravis has one of them claimed
- Darth Groovy has another one claimed

So about 2 more are up for grabs...

I'd glady take another. :p

Darth Groovy
08-28-2004, 01:29 AM
Originally posted by ZBomber
I'd glady take another. :p

How about we just fill you up with concrete and see how good you swim instead? :emodanc:

Treacherous Mercenary
08-28-2004, 01:41 AM
:rolleyes:

Anyways, I'll need the current email that you use so I can send the invite, then you get to create your own email from there. Still got three, but two after Anthony takes the third invite.

Two invites left!

TiE23
08-28-2004, 01:48 AM
Acrylic only needs 2 more people and he WILL get a iPod

TiE

Treacherous Mercenary
08-28-2004, 01:53 AM
Originally posted by TiE 23
Acrylic only needs 2 more people and he WILL get a iPod

How about buying the iPod instead? :D

Acrylic
08-28-2004, 01:56 AM
Originally posted by The Silent One
How about buying the iPod instead? :D

How about I bought a $800 guitar amplifier and dont have any money left?

Cuz that was my life savings, right there.

Anthony
08-28-2004, 02:08 AM
Many thanks, TSO:D

Sabretooth
08-28-2004, 05:58 AM
I'll wait till the beta is over and the real deal starts! :D

manoman81
08-28-2004, 10:19 AM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
but it has become a terrible but necessary part of my life, like women :p

The lines keep coming. Can I use this as a quote?

I was interested in Gmail, but since they need a credit card, I don't think I want to get an account. And I also do not need 1 gig of space.

ZBomber
08-28-2004, 11:11 AM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
How about we just fill you up with concrete and see how good you swim instead? :emodanc:

Bah, we already did that last Friday.

El Sitherino
08-28-2004, 11:21 AM
tis true. Zed, you enjoy that vid I sent ya in your GMAIL ACCOUNT ?...

ZBomber
08-28-2004, 11:24 AM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
tis true. Zed, you enjoy that vid I sent ya in your GMAIL ACCOUNT ?...

Indeed! We're gonna take the suckage out of your week!

El Sitherino
08-28-2004, 11:56 AM
AMPUTATE THE SUCK OUTTA IT!

Gmail must have my children.:p

toms
08-28-2004, 12:03 PM
i've been looking for a decent email service for ages,and non quite fits the bill. GBs of space is all very well, but if you had a decent account you wouldn't need it. I have a free fastmail one at the moment and rarely go over 1Mb.

What i need is an email account (free, one off payment or LOW annual fee) that allows me to:
(a) Scrape other email accounts so i can still get mail from my old hotmail and yahoo accounts (fm does a couple)
(b) Set up unlimited temporary addresses so i can use a different address for every site and tell who sends me all the spam (and block it). (fm needs you to pay a lot for this)
(c) Use different aliases so i can send from hotmail & yahoo (fm does this)
(d) Access with IMAP and POP so i can get my mail on my mobile (fm only does imap unless you pay a lot).

Any ideas?

Alegis
08-28-2004, 03:42 PM
I thought of getting an invitee, until i learned of spymac.

Spymac.com is a mac fan site anyways, but the first with 1 gig email. Along with that you'll get 100mb ftp space, 200mb for photos and sigs etc, lots of stuff, and no adds. the design is nice as well

http://www.third-core.org/alegis/spymac.jpg
you also have a webmail version (http of course) that looks VERY nice as well, works like outlook etc but all pages. If you want 1 gig mail now i suggest spymac. If you want the gmail and advertisements up the wazoo..wait a bit longer then eh

Mex
08-28-2004, 03:56 PM
Could anyone get me a Gmail account? I would be your personal slave for a week or err.. Something like that. So if anyone has one and would be generous to give me one, could anyone send me a pm? Thanks.

Jed
08-28-2004, 04:22 PM
Pal, I'm sending you an invite.

One left, people.

Mex
08-28-2004, 04:56 PM
Danke! I just sent you a pm with an address in.

BongoBob
08-28-2004, 05:34 PM
I'ld help you out, but there's two things wrong...

1)I don't have a credit card
2)No net. Just occasional net at m,y grandmas house.

When I get the chance I might ask my grandma to help me help you and then help me with the account and the ipod thing in return.

legameboy
08-28-2004, 05:36 PM
JED! OMG WILL U GIVE ME A GMAIL 'COUNTZORZ! WE CAN HAVE TEHOT SEXXEZ!

:D

But yeah... Jed, my love... por favor... *whimper*

:p

Wtf. Btw, just an fyi, your pmi is f-u-l-l.

Alegis
08-28-2004, 06:02 PM
Originally posted by legameboy
Btw, just an fyi, your pmi is f-u-l-l. which means you're definitely not the only one who wants an invite..which means your chances of getting one are very thin :p
if you're desperate, you can get some on ebay...but thats if you're really desperate

Jed
08-28-2004, 06:10 PM
leggie gets the last one - I get a lot of PMs about moderatin' stuff, just haven't cleaned it out recently.

No more invites, people - leggie, PM me an email address that isn't a hotmail one, so I can send the invite.

legameboy
08-28-2004, 06:15 PM
*gasp* An email address that isn't a hotmail address?!

I have a 3-year-old yahoo email address with a terrible name if that'd work. :p

El Sitherino
08-28-2004, 06:18 PM
*wipes his hands*
looks like my work is done here.


*places anti-drug banner*
http://www.boomspeed.com/insanesith/hentai_myantidrug.jpg
MUAHAHAHAHAHA

legameboy
08-28-2004, 06:21 PM
PM is sent, Jed.

Thanks. :)

Tyrion
08-28-2004, 06:32 PM
Originally posted by Jed

No more invites, people - leggie, PM me an email address that isn't a hotmail one, so I can send the invite.

Actually, Hotmail worked just fine for the invite I got...

Mex
08-28-2004, 06:54 PM
Originally posted by legameboy
PM is sent, Jed.

Thanks. :)

*Hi-fives* We're Jed's love slaves for live! Horrah for G-Mail!

Treacherous Mercenary
08-28-2004, 08:15 PM
I still got two invites left! Come get some. :p

Pie™
08-28-2004, 09:40 PM
Originally posted by The Silent One
I still got two invites left! Come get some. :p Can I have one? :)

Treacherous Mercenary
08-29-2004, 03:44 PM
One invite left!

TiE23
08-29-2004, 03:49 PM
Originally posted by The Silent One
One invite left! Pie™ got one? Cool.
But still, Acrilic needs those referalls! Help a swampie out!

TiE

Treacherous Mercenary
08-29-2004, 04:32 PM
I got five invites to give around again! Come get some if you haven't already.

RoxStar
08-29-2004, 04:59 PM
Originally posted by The Silent One
I got five invites to give around again! Come get some if you haven't already.

Please?

Treacherous Mercenary
08-29-2004, 05:12 PM
Just PM me your first, last name and your email that will get you invited.

I'm out now, but maybe I'll have a resupply very shortly. Stay tuned!

TiE23
08-29-2004, 08:37 PM
I have six invites if anyone wants some, PM me or send a email to kyle.geib@gmail.com (preffered) with ur real name and email.

But still help out Acrylic.

TiE

ZBomber
08-29-2004, 08:41 PM
How come I haven't gotten any invites? Do I need to do something first? I wanted to set up another email for my friend.....

Tyrion
08-29-2004, 09:07 PM
Originally posted by ZBomber
How come I haven't gotten any invites? Do I need to do something first? I wanted to set up another email for my friend.....

If you would look at the faq on the gmail site...


Because we're currently only offering Gmail as part of a preview release and limited test, we don't have details on when Gmail will be made more widely available.

As we make way for more accounts, we may periodically allow you to invite others to join Gmail. When we do so, you will see an invitation link in your inbox.

If you do not see the invitation link, that means that we are unable to provide you with additional invitations at this time..

ZBomber
08-29-2004, 09:13 PM
Originally posted by Tyrion
If you would look at the faq on the gmail site...

Yes, but why are people who joined AFTER me getting invintations? :p

Mex
08-30-2004, 02:57 AM
Originally posted by ZBomber
Yes, but why are people who joined AFTER me getting invintations? :p

Gmail hates you. And me aswell. :indif:

TiE23
08-30-2004, 06:24 AM
I was only using it for a few days, and I got it.

TiE

Tyrion
08-30-2004, 06:43 AM
Originally posted by TiE 23
I was only using it for a few days, and I got it.

TiE

The hell? I've been using it longer than you have, and I haven't got invites.

That's bullcrap, it's not like I'm little whiners like Zed and Pal. :p

(By the way, lemme guess you made the backround for you sig using the Clouds filter in Photoshop?)

TiE23
08-30-2004, 06:47 AM
Originally posted by Tyrion
The hell? I've been using it longer than you have, and I haven't got invites.

That's bullcrap, it's not like I'm little whiners like Zed and Pal. :p

(By the way, lemme guess you made the backround for you sig using the Clouds filter in Photoshop?) OOOOhhhh, someone is a little jealous here. Hehehehe.

Just PM me your real name and email, I don't have to interview you. :rolleyes:

TiE

Treacherous Mercenary
08-30-2004, 06:49 AM
I've gotten a total of 17 invites all in all. :D

Tyrion
08-30-2004, 06:51 AM
Originally posted by TiE 23
OOOOhhhh, someone is a little jealous here. Hehehehe.

Just PM me your real name and email, I don't have to interview you. :rolleyes:

TiE

I was being facetious. :p

KBell
08-30-2004, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by Tyrion

(By the way, lemme guess you made the backround for you sig using the Clouds filter in Photoshop?)

So, you used the distort filter on yours......... ;)

Mex
08-30-2004, 12:51 PM
Originally posted by Tyrion
That's bullcrap, it's not like I'm little whiners like Zed and Pal. :p


Complaining? I see no complaining. I was just saying that Gmail hated me. All I wanted to do was have its babies!

ZBomber
08-30-2004, 01:04 PM
Originally posted by Tyrion

That's bullcrap, it's not like I'm little whiners like Zed and Pal. :p

Oh, don't give me that. Hush you. :p

LightNinja
08-30-2004, 01:11 PM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
*wipes his hands*
looks like my work is done here.


*places anti-drug banner*
http://www.boomspeed.com/insanesith/hentai_myantidrug.jpg
MUAHAHAHAHAHA
lol :rofl:
Btw i got gmail too but, how i invite someone?? :confused:

ZBomber
08-30-2004, 01:36 PM
Read Tyrion's post. I guess we just have to wait.....

Acrylic
08-30-2004, 08:42 PM
So, all you don't have to worry about completing an offer for freeipods, cuz everyone already completed theirs. So, I'll have to change my sig tomorrow!

TiE23
08-30-2004, 09:30 PM
Hey Alegis:
The email didn't get to you, so that was a waste of a invite, do you have any other email adresses, like the one you get from you internet service provider, like comcast or something?
Oh, and your PM box is full.
:explode:

TiE

GothiX
09-04-2004, 07:31 AM
4 invites left here.. GMail seems to have resupplied this weekend.

ZBomber
09-04-2004, 07:33 AM
Originally posted by GothiX
4 invites left here.. GMail seems to have resupplied this weekend.


I don't have any! :eek: Would sending more/recieving more mail increase my chances?

Anyways, could I take a G-Mail accoutn for my friend? :D

CapNColostomy
09-04-2004, 07:44 AM
This'll probably sound like a stupid question, but here goes anyway. What's the big deal? I mean...it's friggin' email right? I'm suprised to learn so many people even still use email for anything other than account varifications and what not, since instant messengers are...well, instant. Email just seems pretty inefficiant to me.

GothiX
09-04-2004, 07:49 AM
Originally posted by ZBomber
I don't have any! :eek: Would sending more/recieving more mail increase my chances?

Anyways, could I take a G-Mail accoutn for my friend? :D
Send me a PM with a non-hotmail adress of his, no need for first/last names unless you really want to.

GothiX
09-04-2004, 08:25 AM
No more invites left, PMing goes fast at times.

ZBomber
09-04-2004, 06:08 PM
Thanks GothiX.:D

I FINALLY got my invitations. Huzzah!

Tyrion
09-05-2004, 01:04 PM
Alright, I have 6 Gmail invites now, whoever wants one better damn well PM me soon.

KBell
09-05-2004, 02:08 PM
I got 6 aswell.

Might aswell start throwing them out to people.

Domo-Kun
09-05-2004, 04:19 PM
Ooh! Kbell! Me me!!

KBell
09-05-2004, 06:31 PM
you need to either PM me with your EMail address or post it here.

Domo-Kun
09-06-2004, 04:51 AM
Thanks Tyrion, umm I set up my account, but it won't load up the http://gmail.google.com/gmail screen, it says loading for a sec then this white screen stays as is, help...

GothiX
09-06-2004, 06:27 AM
Don't use opera.

Domo-Kun
09-06-2004, 06:41 AM
Im not, Im using IE...

ZBomber
09-06-2004, 07:35 AM
Originally posted by Domo-Kun
Im not, Im using IE...

Use firefox then.

Tyrion
09-06-2004, 12:18 PM
Originally posted by Domo-Kun
Im not, Im using IE...

Better use Firefox, as that's what I'm using and it works for me.

GothiX
09-07-2004, 02:34 AM
6 invites; same story, use PM's.

Anthony
09-07-2004, 06:59 PM
http://kevinrose.typepad.com/allthegmail.html

*sneeze cough die*


Actually, you're gonna have a helluva time to find one of those that works.

Tyrion
09-07-2004, 07:19 PM
Originally posted by Anthony
http://kevinrose.typepad.com/allthegmail.html

*sneeze cough die*


Actually, you're gonna have a helluva time to find one of those that works.

.....

Wait, you're telling me that Kevin Rose is really a technology nerd, and doesn't just act out the part on The Screensavers? :eek:

RoxStar
09-08-2004, 12:52 PM
Originally posted by Tyrion
.....

Wait, you're telling me that Kevin Rose is really a technology nerd, and doesn't just act out the part on The Screensavers? :eek:

Well duh. I've only talked to him like 3 times :rolleyes:

Anthony
09-08-2004, 01:03 PM
Originally posted by Tyrion
.....

Wait, you're telling me that Kevin Rose is really a technology nerd, and doesn't just act out the part on The Screensavers? :eek:

Havn't you seen "The Broken"?:eek:

lwwiz
09-08-2004, 01:20 PM
man i want one but i cant figure out how to get one any help plz?

KBell
09-08-2004, 01:25 PM
I sent you an invitation Iwwiz. All you need to do is check your mail for the invite.

lwwiz
09-08-2004, 01:55 PM
thanks a ton

shera
09-10-2004, 07:55 AM
Hi kbell i pmed you about a account i woukd really like one is this possible?

iamtrip
09-10-2004, 08:12 AM
Originally posted by Alegis
Seems gmail is much more than just 1 gig, fast and reliable mail, has some cool functions.

gmail pwns

except they read and save your mail and sell it to advertising companies.

GothiX
09-10-2004, 08:24 AM
Originally posted by iamtrip
except they read and save your mail and sell it to advertising companies.
Both false.

iamtrip
09-10-2004, 09:42 AM
read terms and conditions

k thnx.

Pad
09-10-2004, 10:07 AM
Google does not share or reveal email content or personal information with third parties.

All major email services, including Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail, automatically scan email content for the benefit of users. When email messages are fully protected from unwanted disclosure, the automatic scanning of email does not amount to a violation of privacy.

Google also takes several steps to guard the confidentiality of users' information by offering a number of industry-leading protections.

;)

iamtrip
09-10-2004, 02:47 PM
How naive.
Based on terms and conditions:
As consideration for using the Service, you agree and understand that Google will display ads and other information adjacent to and related to the content of your email.

Personal information collected by Google may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Google Inc. or its agents maintain facilities. By using Gmail, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.

Google also reserves the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as it reasonably believes is necessary...(e) protect the rights, property or safety of Google, its users and the public.

Google reserves the right at all times to remove or refuse to distribute any content on the Service

You do, however, agree that Google may monitor, edit or disclose your personal information, including the content of your emails, if required to do so in order to comply with any valid legal process or governmental request (such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order), or as otherwise provided in these Terms of Use and the Gmail Privacy Policy.

***Taken from gmail-is-too-creepy.com***
After 180 days in the U.S., email messages lose their status as a protected communication under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, and become just another database record. This means that a subpoena instead of a warrant is all that's needed to force Google to produce a copy. Other countries may even lack this basic protection, and Google's databases are distributed all over the world. Since the Patriot Act was passed, it's unclear whether this ECPA protection is worth much anymore in the U.S., or whether it even applies to email that originates from non-citizens in other countries.
Its not what they actually put in terms and conditions, it's what they leave out.

***Taken from gmail-is-too-creepy.com***
The phrasing and qualifiers in the Gmail privacy policy are creepy enough, but nothing in any of Google's policies or public statements applies to those of us who don't have Gmail accounts. Google has not even formally stated in their privacy policy that they will not keep a list of keywords scanned from incoming email, and associate these with the incoming email address in their database. They've said that their advertisers won't get personally identifiable information from email, but that doesn't mean that Google won't keep this information for possible future use. Google has never been known to delete any of the data they've collected, since day one. For example, their cookie with the unique ID in it, which expires in 2038, has been tracking all of the search terms you've ever used while searching their main index.


I don't think there's any doubt in google's intentions.
This passage is taken from Gmail's old privacy policy, which has since been reworded (rather well) to create the impression that you seem to have fallen for:

For example, we may disclose how frequently the average Google user visits Google, or which other query words are most often used with the query word "Linux." Please be aware, however, that we will release specific personal information about you if required to do so


(Don't believe me? Consult http://www.google.com/privacy_archive.html


Hope this clears up some issues you may have overlooked.
Lets also remember its not what they put in terms and conditions, it's what they leave out.

Consult this site for a lot more in depth information:
http://www.gmail-is-too-creepy.com
http://www.gmail-is-too-creepy.com/gprofile.html

GothiX
09-10-2004, 11:07 PM
Hotmail has about the exact same terms and conditions, yet a lot of people use it. The difference? GMail is new, so GMail is evil. Oh, god, this is getting so annoying.

Alegis
09-10-2004, 11:23 PM
And about the ads thing, you do know its done entirely by computers right? And i couldnt care less if some weirdo from gmail would be reading my mail, as long as they dont give the email adresses to third parties, which they don't (spam).

CapNColostomy
09-11-2004, 01:05 AM
Well, whether it's private or not, I still don't see what all the big stink is about, like I said a page or two back. It's friggin email. "Hey! I got a bazillion invites! Fill my PM bocks up and hurry, before they're all gone! Oh noes!!!" and "Hey! Howsabout inviting teh me! I gots no invites yet! Oh noes!!!" That's funny to me, because...well, I hate email. I find it completely useless and obsolete, since there are a gazillion-bajillian instant messenger programs out there. But that's just me.

GothiX
09-12-2004, 02:34 AM
If you need to send multiple people an invitation for a party (just to mention something), e-mail works pretyy well.

ZBomber
09-12-2004, 08:08 AM
Originally posted by CapNColostomy
Well, whether it's private or not, I still don't see what all the big stink is about, like I said a page or two back. It's friggin email. "Hey! I got a bazillion invites! Fill my PM bocks up and hurry, before they're all gone! Oh noes!!!" and "Hey! Howsabout inviting teh me! I gots no invites yet! Oh noes!!!" That's funny to me, because...well, I hate email. I find it completely useless and obsolete, since there are a gazillion-bajillian instant messenger programs out there. But that's just me.


Lets see. Let's say that a Telephone would be equal to an Instant Messenger. If you call, and the person is not home, no one will answer and get your message. Same with the messenger. If they are not logged on, you can't get your message to them. Then we have answering machines and E-Mail. If the person is not home/online, we can leave a message for them.

Thats why G-Mail pwns you. :D

CapNColostomy
09-12-2004, 03:43 PM
Originally posted by ZBomber
Lets see. Let's say that a Telephone would be equal to an Instant Messenger. If you call, and the person is not home, no one will answer and get your message. Same with the messenger. If they are not logged on, you can't get your message to them. Then we have answering machines and E-Mail. If the person is not home/online, we can leave a message for them.

Thats why G-Mail pwns you. :D

Erm...No. That's why I use unstant messengers that allow you to leave offline messages. Goofy.