[lug] Gmail invite - how to get one?
Gary.Hodges at noaa.gov
Tue Jun 22 08:15:39 MDT 2004
Matt Thompson wrote:
>On Sun, 2004-06-20 at 20:45, Hugh Brown wrote:
>>As a curiousity, why are the gmail accounts so desirable? Especially
>>considering that most people on this list know how to set up their own
>Because it's there? I dunno. In truth, I don't really need one. I
>only have one account (from work) and since it's IMAP, I have no need to
>set up a server ever again. I have a Squirrelmail frontend to it, so I
>don't even need webmail (and soon, my work will have one up, so I won't
>have to keep that up). And the account is backed up nightly, so I don't
>have to fret about that.
>I suppose it's just peer pressure, so I guess I would jump off a bridge
>if everyone else did.
Would you stand aside so I can jump ahead of you? Gmail for me was
about curiosity and late night bordom as much as it was securing my name
and trying for a couple unique names just for the hell of it. I've also
been uploading some files as a back up solution. Just playing around as
much as anything else. I like the idea of a gmail/yahoo type email
solution in general, though at this point I've never made much use of
them. I see it as a good way to keep a single email address even though
ISP's may change.
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