Saturday, February 12, 2005

Getting a Gmail Account

Google has done a great job of creating demand through scarcity by dribbling out invitations for free Gmail accounts. These email accounts are desirable for the huge amount of disk space that comes free (1Gb), and the clean user interface.

Since Hotmail is apparently not upgrading users outside the US, I am still stuck with my 2mb limit. This is exhausted daily, with spam that now seems to be growing in size. Although the filters work well, you are charged disk space for your junk folder, so quickly run out of space.

Unless you know somebody who has an account already, it is tough to get a Gmail account. However, there is a solution. The folks at isnoop have created an exchange point where people can donate their invitations, and people can pick them up for the asking. Go here to get your account.

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