Posted 22 May 2004 - 05:55 AM
Posted 21 June 2004 - 10:30 PM
Some people are raising a fuss about the ads. They're generated on the right side of the email you're reading, and are computer-triggered by text in your email. Google claims that no human will read your email. Personally, I rarely notice the ads. I've seen so many banners & other ads on webpages, I'm now blind to them.
For privacy reasons, I make it a point to NOT click on banners or ads in my email or on the web. If an advertisement happens to catch my eye, I prefer to open a new browser window & manually type in the URL that's being advertised. Even if it's my favorite online catalog being advertised in a banner, I'll STILL open a new browser window & manually type in the URL. (For some odd reason, I don't have my favorite catalog bookmarked!?!)
Long story short, if you are able to sign up for GMail, I suggest doing it.
Hope this helps!
PS - Edited to add:
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Edited by bikerbabe1369, 21 June 2004 - 10:43 PM.
Posted 22 June 2004 - 05:49 AM
Google Ponders Gmail Risks
June 21, 2004
"Google amended its registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission Monday, and deep inside the legalese, worried that its proposed Gmail e-mail service may do more harm than good for the company. "Concerns about our collection, use, or sharing of personal information or other privacy-related matters, even if unfounded, could damage our reputation and operating results," Google said.
The Mountain View, Calif.-based search firm is planning a $2.7 billion initial public offering (IPO), which is why it's required to file documentation with the SEC. A date for the IPO hasn't yet been set. "People have in the past expressed, and may in the future express, objections to aspects of our products. For example, people have raised privacy concerns relating to the ability of our recently announced Gmail email service to match relevant ads to the content of email messages," the company acknowledged in the filing..."
(It seems they got the message...)
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Posted 26 June 2004 - 05:39 PM
3. How do I sign up? When can I get a Gmail account?
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 that depends in part on the results of the test. If you're interested in receiving updates on Gmail, submit your email address using the form at the bottom of this page. And you can check out a sneak peek of Gmail here.
This is all the site will tell me.
Edited by Prophecy, 26 June 2004 - 05:41 PM.
Posted 26 June 2004 - 08:32 PM
Posted 27 June 2004 - 04:08 AM
Posted 24 July 2004 - 01:58 AM
Somebody wants to invite me?
Right now, in order to sign up, you have to receive an invitation from a Gmail user. Gmail users periodically receive invitations to give out to
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Posted 25 July 2004 - 06:08 PM
i would like to ask anybody if its ok to please invite me to gmail... i need it for my mails...
thanks i would really appreciate it...
my email add is [Email address removed. Not a good idea to show it in a public forum. People can send you email by clicking your E-Mail button, below. - cnm]
Edited by cnm, 25 July 2004 - 06:33 PM.
Posted 28 July 2004 - 12:14 PM
Apparently they are using this time to get responses from current users and correct any bugs (If you have GMail, you will know what Iam talking about)
-My account will not allow my password to stay logged in memory (The "keep your password for 2 weeks" doesn't work)
-Also, my account registers that I have no emails, even though I do have them. It always says 0% used, 0 Mb
But the good news is that people still have invitations to give out, so there are some around. There are forums where you can join and members are giving other members invitations, unfortuanatly there is also swapping sites and other people are selling invitations on eBay.