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Gmail, google comes out with new feature

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The competition amongst the big online player tightens up. Now even google wants to enter the e-mail. market!

Sort of their FAQ about the new GMAIL

It sounds a bit strange to me and I dont quite look through their features. But there are definetly a lot new things!

Feel free to discuss about GMAIL, their potential to beat Hotmail and YAHOO. And tell us why or why not you dont use any of these online mail accounts. Arent they good to avoid spam? wink_o.gif

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lol  biggrin_o.gif

Quote[/b] ]4. Is Gmail available in other languages?

During this testing period, the Gmail interface is only available in English. However, we're committed to making Gmail available to as many people in as many languages as possible. And Gmail accounts can already be used to read and send email in most languages (even Klingon).

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Hab SoSlI' Quch!

(Your mother has a smooth forehead !)

Heavy insult, don´t try this at home biggrin_o.gif

What is that proggie good for anyway ?

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the catch apparently is, when you send/recieve email it is scanned for keywords and then they send you "advertising mail" according to those keywords....

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Oh, come on people.

http://www.google.com/press/pressrel/gmail.html

Quote[/b] ]Google Gets the Message, Launches Gmail

User Complaint About Existing Services Leads Google to Create Search-Based Webmail

Search is Number Two Online Activity – Email is Number One; "Heck, Yeah," Say Google Founders

<span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'>MOUNTAIN ,</span> <span style='font-size:12pt;line-height:100%'>VIEW,</span>  <span style='font-size:17pt;line-height:100%'>Calif. - ,</span> <span style='font-size:25pt;line-height:100%'>April 1,</span> <span style='font-size:17pt;line-height:100%'>2004</span>  <span style='font-size:12pt;line-height:100%'>UTC</span>  - <span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'>Amidst</span> rampant media speculation, Google Inc. today announced it is testing a preview release of Gmail – a free search-based webmail service with a storage capacity of up to eight billion bits of information, the equivalent of 500,000 pages of email. Per user.

The inspiration for Gmail came from a Google user complaining about the poor quality of existing email services, recalled Larry Page, Google co-founder and president, Products. "She kvetched about spending all her time filing messages or trying to find them," Page said. "And when she's not doing that, she has to delete email like crazy to stay under the obligatory four megabyte limit. So she asked, 'Can't you people fix this?'"

The idea that there could be a better way to handle email caught the attention of a Google engineer who thought it might be a good "20 percent time" project. (Google requires engineers to spend a day a week on projects that interest them, unrelated to their day jobs). Millions of M&Ms later, Gmail was born.

"If a Google user has a problem with email, well, so do we," said Google co-founder and president of technology, Sergey Brin. "And while developing Gmail was a bit more complicated than we anticipated, we're pleased to be able to offer it to the user who asked for it."

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well this was reported on BBc news a few minitues ago, even got in their "internet expert" for a discussion about it, if it fake then theyve bamboozled them too.

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It can pretty much be found everywhere today. biggrin_o.gif But noone talked about it before... AND COME ON GIVE ME A BREAK ..Clingon, 1GB of free e-mail space ! rock.gif

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AND COME ON GIVE ME A BREAK ..Clingon, 1GB of free e-mail space !  rock.gif

uuh...seeing that 3 members are actually having a conversation in clingon surprises me much more tounge_o.gif

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uuh...seeing that 3 members are actually having a conversation in clingon surprises me much more  tounge_o.gif

Oh, so that's what it was, I thought I missed something rock.gifwink_o.gif

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Tera'nganbej neH jIH 'ach 'e' vIQIjlaH

(I´m only an earthling, but that´s a long story)

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And to Albert:

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Nice one though. We could have a secret Klingo thread where we can discuss plans on how to reH nay'meylIjyIn Dujablu'jaj.

Balschoiw 'oH pongwIj'e' . tounge_o.gif

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Quote[/b] ]§7)Write in English

In the English part of the board write in English and in the Czech write in Czech. Try avoiding writing in any other language since the majority of the members most likely won't understand it.

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Update: Google is really running with this one. If it isn't a joke, then I predict the joke will end up being on Google for trying this.

http://www.forbes.com/technology/newswire/2004/04/01/rtr1320652.html

Quote[/b] ]

Google says "Gmail" is no joke, but lunar jobs are

Reuters, 04.01.04, 1:36 PM ET

By Lisa Baertlein

SAN FRANCISCO, April 1 (Reuters) - It's not like Internet search service Google can't laugh at itself, but when an April Fool's joke got out of hand on Thursday, a real business plan was rumored to be a Web hoax -- and that was no laughing matter.

Privately held Google Inc. had Web message boards buzzing on Thursday over whether a new e-mail product, announced on Wednesday and meant to challenge Yahoo Inc. (nasdaq: YHOO - news - people) and Microsoft Corp (nasdaq: MSFT - news - people), was actually an April Fool's joke.

Google's announcement was questioned because of the U.S. No. 1 search service's unconventional sub-heading on a press release and because it also posted a fictional job listing seeking engineers for a "Google Copernicus Hosting Environment and Experiment in Search Engineering (GCHEESE)" lunar outpost.

Google's free e-mail service called Gmail, which will offer significantly more storage than Yahoo or MSN, "is not a hoax," said Jonathan Rosenberg, Google's vice president of products.

Google's unconventional March 31 press release announcing Gmail helped set Internet message boards alight because the sub-heading read: "Search is Number Two Online Activity -- Email is Number One: 'Heck, Yeah,' Say Google Founders."

"It is April Fool's Day. We were having fun with this announcement. We are very serious about Gmail," Rosenberg said in an interview.

Still, the Web was buzzing with speculation.

"It's going to go down in history as one of the biggest pranks ever pulled," wrote one message poster at Slashdot.org, which bills itself as a news provider for nerds.

That view was countered by others who noted the relatively low cost of storage and Google's registration of Gmail.com.

"The real joke was an advertisement for a job opening in 2007 at their lunar facility," another Slashdot poster wrote.

That recruiting ad -- which can be viewed by clicking on the Google.com link "Want a job that's out of this world?" -- details the benefits of working at Google's "Googlunaplex" location on the moon.

"The notion that we're actually opening a lunar office is consistent with the spirit of April Fool's Day, and, yes, it is a joke," Rosenberg said of the ad, posted around midnight Greenwich Mean Time on Thursday.

In fact, Google's informational site about Gmail, at www.gmail.com, was up and running Thursday during a test period with a small group of users.

According to Whois.net, an online service for researching domain name registration, Gmail.com does belong to Google.

Copyright 2004, Reuters News Service

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