Dave, you’ve convinced me! I want a Gmail account so I can use a web-based email system that integrates smoothly into my regular mailbox. But how do I get an account? Can you just give me one, please? 🙂
A week ago I would have said that I couldn’t, because Gmail is invitation only and I’ve always coasted along with just a few invitations I could send out at any time. Now, however, I suddenly have 50 invitations available, so I can say “YES!” to you!
To get an invite, then, just email me at Gmail — d1taylor at Gmail.com — your request and, if you’re feeling extraordinarily generous, the URL of a Web page where you’ve added a link to Ask Dave Taylor. Note that I didn’t say “click on the Ask Dave” button: I will only invite people who send their request to my Gmail account.
And be prepared to be impressed. If you’ve ever used a service like AOL’s online mail system, Hotmail or Yahoo mail, you’ll find that Gmail is an entire evolutionary step further along…
Note: since I have a finite number of invitations, I might not be able to fulfill all requests received. Since I get lots of email, I might also not have the time to respond to each individual Gmail invitation request: if you don’t get an invitation from me, please try to find another avenue for obtaining an account invitation. Thanks!