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Wednesday, 16 June 2004

the gmail-rich get gmail-richer

I’ve closed comments on this entry, because the flow of invitations has subsided, but the number of requests (particularly from people with whom I have no prior interaction) has started to snowball. If you already know me—from offline or online interactions—and want an account, let me know through alternate means.

Five more GMail invites have appeared in my account today. If you’d like one, let me know.

Update: Mine are all gone. Five more new ones just appeared. Brilliant marketing by Google. Leave a comment if you want one.

You can also try here, here, or here. I’m assuming they all got additional invites to distribute tonight, as well.

Posted at 11:14 AM in: technology

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GMail from Dave's Weblog on June 17, 2004 12:34 PM
Excerpt: Thank you Professor Lawley for sending me one of her GMail invites! GMail is Google's new beta web e-mail service (FREE!). It provides you with an unheard of 1,000 megabytes of space (yes, that is one gig) which is a lot more than any competition - alt...
Comment from Eric Willis on June 16, 2004 11:38 AM (Permalink to Comment)


I am interested!!! Can you send one my way? :-)

I am in training all this week (right now). A GMail invite would make my day(s) :-D


Comment from julia on June 16, 2004 12:10 PM (Permalink to Comment)

Pick me, pick me! Oh, to be visited by the bountiful gmail fairy!

Comment from Pooja on June 16, 2004 12:14 PM (Permalink to Comment)

Hi Liz,

I'd love an invite if you have any more...let me know! :)


Comment from George on June 16, 2004 12:16 PM (Permalink to Comment)

Yes, please!

If they're not already gone, that is...

Comment from Pooja on June 16, 2004 12:28 PM (Permalink to Comment)

Oops...didn't leave an email address :)

Comment from Norman David Gerre on June 16, 2004 12:39 PM (Permalink to Comment)

It's a little sad to see so many people crawling out of the woodwork all over the place to beg for GMail accounts. Only giving them to the cool kids has been a great way to create hype, you gotta give them that...

(P.S. I'll, uh, be your best friend forever if you give me an invite!!!!!11 :)

Comment from Liz on June 16, 2004 12:48 PM (Permalink to Comment)

Invitations have been sent to Eric, Pooja, George, Norman, and Julia.

All gone now.

Comment from Nicolas on June 16, 2004 1:08 PM (Permalink to Comment)

Well, I find this a bit unfair: you take one signle day off from bloglines notifications, you know, just checking what's happened in the evening (it's the evening right now in France where I live), and see what happens... GMail invitations pass by!

Comment from Alex on June 16, 2004 3:28 PM (Permalink to Comment)

I've still got some too.

Comment from Jason D- on June 16, 2004 4:13 PM (Permalink to Comment)

Actually I'm out now too...

Comment from April on June 16, 2004 5:40 PM (Permalink to Comment)

I have some invites to give away. Please just email me. aplmnz at gmail dot com

Comment from Dave on June 16, 2004 10:29 PM (Permalink to Comment)

I humbly ask if you happen to have another - it would be nice :grovel:

Comment from Adam on June 17, 2004 7:20 AM (Permalink to Comment)

Am I too late to ask for an invitation?

Comment from brandon on June 17, 2004 7:30 AM (Permalink to Comment)

love one if you have it.

and it is brilliant marketing.

"This is your LAST FIVE."

"No wait, THIS is your last five."



Comment from mayur on June 17, 2004 3:48 PM (Permalink to Comment)

Hi Liz,

could i get an invite, if you still happen to have any left.


Comment from oren sreebny on June 17, 2004 6:17 PM (Permalink to Comment)

likewise if there are any left.

Comment from Sandeep on June 18, 2004 6:27 AM (Permalink to Comment)


Could you please send me one if any more GMail invites come your way?

Douzo Yoroshiku!


Comment from stefanos on June 18, 2004 11:30 PM (Permalink to Comment)

he he...have one and its very it from alex halavais..using it to build a photoblog of toxic waste dumps in nj.

Comment from Vicente on June 19, 2004 2:10 PM (Permalink to Comment)

hi, if you have any invite, please send it to me?

Name: Vicente Russo Neto
Email: vince AT canallondrina DOT com DOT br

Comment from bamha on June 19, 2004 2:21 PM (Permalink to Comment)

I'd love an invite if you've got any to spare!

Comment from sarah on June 19, 2004 4:39 PM (Permalink to Comment)

Can I have one please? It would mean so much! Thanks

Comment from James Burk on June 19, 2004 5:14 PM (Permalink to Comment)

I'd love one -- jb -at-

Thanks in advance!

Comment from JayT on June 19, 2004 6:07 PM (Permalink to Comment)

I apologize for raining on ANYBODY's parade here. imo/observations


Btw, to commenter above "Sandeep", that is an unusual pseudonym. You used-ta host an EXTREMELY POPULUAR site(s).. a couple years ago? (Can't remember name(s).) You know "Asheera"? (She may have used different pseudonym, tho.)

Just real curious...

Comment from Katon on June 19, 2004 8:47 PM (Permalink to Comment)

I have been searching for a gmail account for a while now and have been very unsuccessfull. If you get an extra one I would love to join. Thanks alot.


Comment from Z on June 19, 2004 11:07 PM (Permalink to Comment)

If someone still has one left for me, plss spread the lovee :)

Comment from Z on June 19, 2004 11:07 PM (Permalink to Comment)

If someone still has one left for me, plss spread the lovee :)

Comment from Z on June 19, 2004 11:10 PM (Permalink to Comment)

Oh my email might help..

zeeshaikh1394 @ yahoo . ca

Comment from geezer on June 20, 2004 9:17 AM (Permalink to Comment)

Gmail invite would be appreciated!

otso.v at

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