[lug] Gmail invite - how to get one?

Gary Hodges 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
>>mail servers?
>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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