Gmail Anyone?

http://www.forbes.com/technology/newswire/2004/04/01/rtr1320652.html
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I heard it on the news...theres a catch...advertising on emails you get from what I heard
 
Text-based ad-words. No popups or banners.
This isn't a hoax, people. The Lunar Jobs link was Google's April Fools joke this year. GMail is real.
 
How many ads? .. still doubt I would use it ...
 
probably similat to google ads ;) i doubt there will be 1Gb but more like 100mb i recon in the end :p
 
Hmm.. does April Fools carry on to the following day? Coz they've mentioned the free email service on the ITV news this morning. :p
 
It's real but sounds scary (and I'm still now sure it will remain @ 1GB) ... read the 1st real explaination of how it works here, that I have seen anyways.
 
Firstly, I'm sure it would not remain at 1Gb capacity after 12months. Also, I'm sure there would be severe restrictions on attachments like hotmail's 1mb limit.

And yes, do expect ads in every mail you receive. Could be up to 5 (just a guess).
 
They would just use google adsense to make it relevent :p.

Second, i think google could sustain 1 GB. Think about it, they have enough space to index millions of sites, images, and other content.
 
Xie said:
It's real but sounds scary (and I'm still now sure it will remain @ 1GB) ... read the 1st real explaination of how it works here, that I have seen anyways.

Why does that seem scary? There are no humans reading your mail. I personally wouldn't care if a system scanned through my mail, looked for certain keywords, and inserted ads based on those keywords. Sure beats looking at annoying flashing banners and dealing with popups. Besides, you can't expect such a service to be ad-free.
Sounds reasonable to me. I really don't see any privacy concerns.
 
yup for sure g gggggggggggg- gmail! lol they should make it in cooperation with g-unit!
 
I could find a way to fill up 1 gig. That'd be easy ... a couple month on lists that send lots of files ... then it'd be very easy.
 
could just send everything as txt attachments or something so it couldn't be scanned... would be a bit more of a pain though
 
I'm about to get 2 gmail invites... who wants one?
 

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Also Hi EP and people. I found this place again while looking through a oooollllllldddd backup. I have filled over 10TB and was looking at my collection of antiques. Any bids on the 500Mhz Win 95 fix?
Any of the SP crew still out there?
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Impressed you have kept this alive this long EP! So many sites have come and gone. :(

Just did some crude math and I apparently joined almost 18yrs ago, how is that possible???
hello peeps... is been some time since i last came here.
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