GMail Account Giveaway

I still have four GMail accounts available for anyone who would like one. Just request it through the comment form of this entry, and I’ll send you the invite.

If you haven’t heard about it yet, GMail is a cool web-based email program that Google has been beta testing for the past year or so. It gives you a full gigabyte of storage space for all those big file attachments, and it’s free. So far it’s available through invitation only. Here is what they say about that:

Thanks for using Gmail and helping us improve the service. We’re ready to expand our test to a few more users, and because you’ve been a trusted early tester of Gmail, we’re looking for your help. Please invite a few more people who you think would like Gmail and could help us make it even better.

Google has clearly leveraged their search expertise for this product. Rather than having you set up a bunch of folders and move messages from folder to folder, GMail lets you set up labels and then “tag” the messages. You can then filter the messages based on those labels or filter based on any text in the subject or contents of the messages. It’s quite a nice little email service.

I’ll send invites to the first four who submit a request—if I even get four requests. Come and get it!

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45 Responses to GMail Account Giveaway

  1. Steve says:

    Sign me up if you still have them! I’d love to check that out…

  2. sumanth says:

    I would like one too!…..
    aaaaa…more storage……..

  3. Sumanth and Steve, your Gmail invitations are in the mail (email, that is). Two down, 2 to go.

  4. Josh Byers says:

    Hey Karl,
    I would love a “googletation!”
    I also thought I would comment on Skype as well. It’s really funny how things on the net spread so fast. Skype has been the rage for all of the past week for me and a few of my friends and what do you know, you write about it. In fact we all have bought new mics and such and just tonight I bought a new headset with mic. Give me a call! My username is Jayberz.

  5. Sarah Greenfield says:

    I have 6 gmail invites lying around if you know anyone else that wants them. I try to get rid of mine, but they just keep giving me more!!! :)

  6. Kevin Toler says:

    Karl –
    If you’ve still got any, I’d love to have the extra storage space! Plus, hopefully reserve a choice username as an early entrant…
    Thanks in advance,

  7. Wow, that was easy. Josh and Kevin, you should be receiving your invitations shortly.
    Sarah, thank you for your offer. If anyone feels left out and still desperately wants an account, let me know and I’ll forward a request on to Sarah.

  8. dean says:

    Karl what do you think? Should I get one?

  9. Sean Artman says:

    Sarah, I’d like one if you have any left. Would be perfect for this class reunion thing i’m getting dragged into (peeps just don’t understand how to make a sensibly-sized photo attachment).

  10. Sean, I have forwarded your requested to Sarah, just in case she doesn’t come back to read your comment. (One of these days I’ll figure out how to enable comment email notification.)

  11. Sean says:

    Got it already, thank you both!
    I have a language-related quote to contribute, it’s not very clever but maybe you or your readers can improve it.
    I usually don’t nitpick on grammar in forum posts; it can cause flame wars. But in a published article, it peeves me to see simple mistakes that could have been fixed with a quick proofreading. Anyway, I posted this in response to a recent article that mixed up ‘then’ and ‘than’:
    Please remember there is a difference between “then” and “than”, they’re two separate words, each with their own meaning; otherwise you’re doomed to be as grammatically challenged as your spell-checker!
    (Tried to cover as many common mistakes as possible, there must be more though. When I returned to the story later, my post was gone, but the typo had been corrected.)

  12. Brian says:

    Can I please recieve a Gmail account invite.

  13. Jairo says:

    If you still have a Gmail invitation I would be really happy to receive one. I am about to cancel my Earthlink account, so the timing would be perfect.
    Much thanks.

  14. Brian and Jairo,
    Your Gmail invitations are on their way. If you don’t see yours appear in your inbox, try the junk mail folder. If your preferences are set a certain way, your current email provider might treat the Gmail invitation as junk mail.

  15. Jairo says:

    I received the invitation. Thank you very much. By the way, I really enjoy exploring this site.

  16. Robin Squyres says:

    I would love to have a gmail account. Please send the invite to Thanks…..

  17. The invitation is open once again. The good folks at Google have given me 50 more invites to give away at will. Come one, come all!

  18. shelly says:

    I’d love to get a gmail account — thanks!

  19. Piet Schwering says:

    Hey Karl,
    I would appreciate receiving an invite to Gmail
    (more space). Hope you still have some, and will
    get many more to give.

  20. BENNY says:

    i want a gmail account plz help

  21. Benny, your gmail invitation is on its way.

  22. Dan says:

    May I have a Gmail invite? Thanks if possible

  23. Ashley Lynne says:

    Hey y’all, I’ve been absolutely dying to get a gmail account. It sounds soo amazing! So, basically I was wondering if someone would please send me an invite to gmail!
    Any invite would be greatly appreciated.
    -Ashley Lynne

  24. Dan and Ashley Lynne, your Gmail invitations have been sent.

  25. Ashley Lynne says:

    Umm, do y’all need my email address or something like that!? I’m not sure I get how you’d be able to get it.
    Anywho, it’s

  26. Ashley,
    Hmmm. You had to enter an email address when you posted the comment. I used that one. But I just sent another one to the address you put in the new comment. I’m going to delete that address for you, since “spam bots” scour sites like this one and find email addresses for sending junking mail.

  27. Ashley Lynne says:

    Hahaha, oh thanks!!!
    I swear I must be wicked dumb, but thanks.

  28. Richard says:

    Good evening. I desperately require a gmail account because hotmail frustrations have finally led to hair loss and drooling.
    If you would be kind enough to send me a gmail invite I would be eternally grateful.
    Editor’s note: done! Hang in there, Richard. :)

  29. Bo says:

    Are there any Gmail invites left in this world?
    Please someone help me in my time of need!
    Editor’s Note: Bo, look no further than your hotmail inbox. You should have an invite waiting there for you.

  30. rashy says:

    hey do you still have any invites left? I’d like one!!
    Karl says: Okay, Rashy, coming your way!

  31. Dario says:

    Do you still have invites? Can you send me one?
    Many, many thanks.

  32. Dario says:

    I’ve got one, do not send me an invite. Thanks anyway!

  33. Daniel says:

    I would like a Gmail account please.

  34. Sparkle says:

    Hi, I would love to have a Gmail account. Could you please invite me. Thanks.
    Karl says: Sent!

  35. eddie says:

    gmail please if still available

  36. Nico says:

    Well, not sure you have any left or still willing to hand out, but I’d be happy and grateful to try it out !
    Karl says: I still have plenty. Sending one to you now.

  37. shnugy says:

    i think it’s time to pass gmail invites to the unpopular, so is anyone willing to give one to me?
    Karl says: coming your way…

  38. =^..^= Kellie says:

    Yeah, I need one too if you please. I downloaded a video converter program for my PSP….to my work computer. I gotta get this thing off of here! Gmail seems my only salvation. Thanks!
    Karl says: Help is on the way!

  39. matt stevenson says:

    i have been trying to set up a account w/gmail. if you have any more invites i would appreciate it thanks.
    Karl says: All yours, Matt.

  40. neal fultz says:

    i read about google gmail in news today i sure would like to get a invit ty
    Karl says: ok, Neal, an invite is coming your way

  41. Ryan Martin says:

    I’d like a Gmail invite if you have one to spare.

  42. Abe says:

    Please iam begging like a dog please please give me a G Mail Invite i have been looking for one for a week please!
    Karl says: Okay, Abe. Settle down. Your gmail invite is on its way. :)

  43. boshito says:

    I would sure like a gmail account invite! How about it???
    Karl says: ok.

  44. Karl says:

    Who would have thought that giving away Gmail accounts would be such hard work? I’m closing comments on this entry, as my largesse seems to have run dry.