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  1. voided user1

    voided user1 Puritan Board Freshman

    I have 6 more G-mail invitations. If you want one, send me an email at [email protected]. First come, first served.
     
  2. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    Moving to Computers Forum
     
  3. voided user1

    voided user1 Puritan Board Freshman

    Got a handful more. If you want one, send me an email at the address listed above.
     
  4. blhowes

    blhowes Puritan Board Professor

    [quote:0c91c50957="Wymer168"]Got a handful more. If you want one, send me an email at the address listed above.[/quote:0c91c50957]
    I hate to ask a stupid question (though its never stopped me before), but what is gmail?
     
  5. voided user1

    voided user1 Puritan Board Freshman

    Google's free email service. 1000 MB of memory. The catch is it's not open to the general public yet, so you have to have an invitation to get an account. I have some invitations, available to whoever emails me first.
     
  6. Presbyrino

    Presbyrino Puritan Board Freshman

    John,

    Any more invitations left over?
     
  7. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    I have a few. Would you like one Steve? Give me the email address you would want me to send it to.
     
  8. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    I'm interested!
     
  9. ChristianasJourney

    ChristianasJourney Puritan Board Sophomore

    Out of curiousity how is it a person gets invitations from Google? How did Andrew and Fred get their invitations? Did they register early? Sign up? Buy Stock? Make Google their homepage?

    I don't need another e-mail address. I'm just inquisitive.
     
  10. Presbyrino

    Presbyrino Puritan Board Freshman

    [quote:dca47aef92="fredtgreco"]I have a few. Would you like one Steve? Give me the email address you would want me to send it to.[/quote:dca47aef92]

    Hi Fred, thank you.

    [email protected]

    Thanks again.

    Steve :bs2:
     
  11. voided user1

    voided user1 Puritan Board Freshman

    Janice-
    You have to be invited by someone who already has it. There's no other catch.
     
  12. JohnV

    JohnV Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Hey, I've been busy elsewhere and missed this thread. I have a few invitations left. Let me know if you need one.

    Janice:
    You actually have to go up the Bill Gates and stick your tongue out to get an invitation. Just kidding; all you really need is an authentic Bill Clinton autograph, with his definition of the word "is" with it. No, that's not right either.

    It's a promotion by Google to try out their system. This is their way of spreading the word. I don't know how Jon Wymer got it, but we got it from him. At least I did. I think Jon has the original autograph with the defintion. I'm going to have to ask him about that someday. ;)
     
  13. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    My email is [email protected]. If someone could kindly send an invite my way, I'd be most grateful.
     
  14. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    [quote:1d12e47d0e="VirginiaHuguenot"]I'm interested![/quote:1d12e47d0e]

    Done. Check your email.
     
  15. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    [quote:09b27498d0="sntijerina"][quote:09b27498d0="fredtgreco"]I have a few. Would you like one Steve? Give me the email address you would want me to send it to.[/quote:09b27498d0]

    Hi Fred, thank you.

    [email protected]

    Thanks again.

    Steve :bs2:[/quote:09b27498d0]

    Done. Check your email.
     
  16. JohnV

    JohnV Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    On the way, Andrew.
     
  17. ChristianasJourney

    ChristianasJourney Puritan Board Sophomore

    [quote:d7f9525ffd]Janice-
    You have to be invited by someone who already has it. There's no other catch.
    _________________
    Jon Wymer
    Papillion, Nebraska [/quote:d7f9525ffd]


    But how did THAT person get invited? :) And how did you get a few invitations to pass out to others?

    Were you invited by someone else? Is it just one big chain of invitees that can be traced back to the creaters of Google.
     
  18. voided user1

    voided user1 Puritan Board Freshman

    Basically, I got Fred and John theirs. Now they have their own invitations, which is handy dandy! It is a different style of doing email, which some people would like while others might not...
     
  19. JohnV

    JohnV Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Sorry, Fred beat me to it.

    I have 6 left.
     
  20. Presbyrino

    Presbyrino Puritan Board Freshman

    Fred & Jon,

    Thank you very much!
     
  21. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    :ditto: Thanks very much, guys!
     
  22. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    Gentlemen,

    My wife is also interested in an account. If there are any more invites available, would you kindly send one to [email protected]? Thanks very much!
     
  23. JohnV

    JohnV Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    On the way, Andrew.
     
  24. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    Thanks very much, John! And my wife thanks you too!
     
  25. JohnV

    JohnV Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Andrew:
    You are most welcome.

    How is Jessica doing with getting it going? Are you experiencing the same problems with yours? Are you both using the same computer?

    I have received a notice from Google that Jessica has her account, and that she changed the name. I didn't know her name at the time, so I just wrote Mrs. Myers. I wonder if the problem lies there. Should I send her gmail address to her Yahoo account, just for verification? I could just send her another invitation, but then you would have to send to me the exact way you want me to put it, so that she can have it the way she wants, and just accept it as is. This may get around the problem. The account she has now will just lapse, I suppose.
     
  26. Abd_Yesua_alMasih

    Abd_Yesua_alMasih Puritan Board Junior

    I have some also if people want them. Either private message me or post your information here.
     
  27. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    [quote:d748186cb4="JohnV"]Andrew:
    You are most welcome.

    How is Jessica doing with getting it going? Are you experiencing the same problems with yours? Are you both using the same computer?

    I have received a notice from Google that Jessica has her account, and that she changed the name. I didn't know her name at the time, so I just wrote Mrs. Myers. I wonder if the problem lies there. Should I send her gmail address to her Yahoo account, just for verification? I could just send her another invitation, but then you would have to send to me the exact way you want me to put it, so that she can have it the way she wants, and just accept it as is. This may get around the problem. The account she has now will just lapse, I suppose.[/quote:d748186cb4]

    Hi John,

    Jessica had initial problems with her invitation link, as did I, but she kept trying and finally it worked. The problem in her case may have related to the name issue, but I am not sure. Once it worked, she tried choosing a particular account name, but it was already taken, so she tried again and found one that was available. It all seems to be working fine now, for her and for me. We are both grateful to you, Jon and Fred for your kindness. Much obliged!
     
  28. voided user1

    voided user1 Puritan Board Freshman

    To answer the earlier question, I got mine from someone who wanted to do something nice for an Army guy. No doubt Google started with some kind of initial list, then it has spread from there. They still haven't taken the step of opening it to the general public. 1000 MB is no small chunk of memory.
     
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