Free G-Mail Accounts

OK, the first 6 people who reply with something along the lines of;
"Llama’s totally rock, and I want a g-mail account” will receive an invite. Well, I guess it’s not totally free, especially if you don’t feel that llamas really do rock, but thems the breaks. I believe it’s a small price to pay for something that’s free…
Anyway, just please make sure you really want one, because I’d hate to send you an invite and you’re not gonna use it. I have 6 invites that have no one to go to, so why not give ‘em to you.
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I want to hear how llamas in general rock. Any kissing up or compliments to me will result in disqualification. Insults, though, are just fine. (As long as llamas are complimented simultaneously.) Also, you have to be a straight dope member. If it says “guest” below your name, sorry, you too are disqualified. But feel free to kiss up or compliment me in defiance!
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PS
If you don’t want to post your email here, you can just send it to dmfeser (at) gmail (dot) com when you are announced as an Official Winnertm
Good Luck!

I’ll just give ya’ll my six. :smiley:

(always gotta undercut the competition!)

I’d also appreciate some much deserved sucking up. But if you don’t have the time, feel free to use any of these invites:

http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-3f21449304-d011f38f5e-cda205d39f
http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-3f21449304-703288b031-07dd081b6d
http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-3f21449304-bb2ba0c3c3-88921a4959
http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-3f21449304-5fb803844d-714415f2b9
http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-3f21449304-9376915b98-2e09d5d79b
http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-3f21449304-7760fbd3e6-29e4113a38

No flattery required -

http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-c5a353e512-92c42cc280-ec51b06c78
http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-c5a353e512-ac9700f96e-531ca69bf0
http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-c5a353e512-4c319f7bf6-356785845b

gmail me and i’ll send an invite.
confabulated@gmail.com
:smiley:

Before I start sucking up, could someone answer a couple of questions?

How has the service been?

What tools do they have for composing mail?

How easy is it to attach multiple documents?

Any problems with sending/receiving pictures?

If you’ve used the updated Yahoo Mail, is there any real difference?

I’m thinking of switching my work accounts because I’m having trouble with sending/receiving multiple documents and large picture files. Also, my current web-based program (from my local ISP) has nothing in the way of being able to vary the look of the text. I do have a Yahoo account and could switch things there, but dealing with multiple documents is kind of a PITA.

Thanks. I’ll be looking up complimentry llama phrases in the meantime.

Munch, you are a prince among men. :slight_smile:

I got one right now:
http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-a284efe77b-6037dee0d7-554542cdf6

More coming in a bit…

Munch,

You da Man!

(or Woman…I didn’t read your profile…"

More…
http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-3cbfea5198-fc004ba0f5-4d2c26a7ef
http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-3cbfea5198-4c24f518b9-6399c4a590
http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-3cbfea5198-0876b14234-0de9e84c3b
http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-3cbfea5198-8a4de14d1c-4a599512e0
http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-3cbfea5198-6c62d6ec66-7e1edb69f2

Messages are straight text. HTML and rich text cannot be used in composing messages, but are okay in received mail, although you may run into the external image block mentioned below. Mail size is limited to 10MB, including attachments, I have not run up against that limit yet. Multiple attachments go through okay, even large photos, as long as you stay under the 10MB limit.

Links in messages open in another window. You must allow pop-ups from gmail if your default is no pop-ups.

Minor gripes -

No executable files can be attached. I occasionally send small programs to my internet impaired relatives who couldn’t download from a provider site if their lives depended on it. Must use the regular email for that. .zip files are okay, unless they contain executables.

Email addresses of those I mail, even if it’s a one time occurance, are added to my contact list. So are those of people who accept invitations. You have to go in and delete them.

(Not so minor) External images are not displayed until you call them up with ‘Display External Images’. I use the account to receive vendor email for work. Most have little text and lots of pictures as links. PITA

The layout changes occasionally. This should stop occurring when they stop tweaking it.

Differences I’ve noticed so far:
[ul]
[li]Searching is much faster on Gmail.[/li][li]My office e-mail server blocks mail from Yahoo but not Gmail.[/li][li]On Yahoo, there seems to be no way to select multiple messages in the “bulk” folder and mark them as “not spam”. This is possible with Gmail. [/li][/ul]

i have attached and sent executables without problems.

actually, my work e-mail wouldn’t let me send a particular executable, but gmail did.

weird. :confused:

Two left.

Hey thanks!

Walla.com also does free 1G accounts. I used it to test software at work and they are no-spam and just little annoying banner ads…

Wow, way to suck the fun out of everything. And just for clarification, sucking up was prohibited. I just wanted to have others tout the goodness that is the llama. Or alpaca.
(sigh) Just tell me how to post them as a link and in a very boring fashion I’ll post them here.

Sometimes in life we are at a loss on how to help people…even the ones who are literally asking for the kind of pick me up requested here.

So you darling person I say to you…

Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap.

Llama rocks.

No need for confusion. It was my mistake. It seems you can send them as attachments, you just *can’t receive * them.

I’ve got 5 at the moment. While I wouldn’t mind excessive praise and compliments, I figure there are enough freebies this thread that I might have to go without. sigh

http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-4be14a614b-63f768f259-97bbb5805f
http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-4be14a614b-764ce61702-747113f013
http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-4be14a614b-eb925cad6f-88d73543a3
http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-4be14a614b-95f73e89b4-604ae9e5fb
http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-4be14a614b-2747c888c6-57fb3ea4a8

I’m sorry, I think I started the downward trend of the thread. I was going to suck up to the llamas, though, not you. :wink: So here you go:
Llamas represent the pre-eminent pack animal; they are exceptionally strong, willing and calm. The structure of their feet gives them enormous agility, while preventing damage to trails – or golf greens. Llamas are immensely strong for their size and a blast to drive! The majority of llamas instinctively make great guard animals for livestock. They are excellent guards in situations where there is predation by coyotes or single dogs. Llamas have excellent vision, an extremely inquisitive nature, and they approach anything that is interesting.
Thanks to those who shared info on the program.