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Looks Like Gmail’s Opening Up

It looks as if some of the speculation around Gmail finally being launched as an open (non-invite) service might be correct, as I just received the following invite to a Yahoo account I hold:

Hi there,

Thanks for signing up to be updated on the latest Gmail happenings. We hope it’s been worth the wait, because we’re excited to finally offer you an invitation to open a free Gmail account! Just click on this link to create your new account:


Since last April, we’ve been working hard to create the best email service possible. It already comes with 1,000 megabytes of free storage, powerful Google search technology to find any message you want instantly, and a new way of organizing email that saves you time and helps you make sense of all the information in your inbox.

And here are just some of the things that we’ve added in the last few months:

– Free POP access: Take your messages with you. Download them, read them offline, access them using Outlook, your Blackberry or any other device that supports POP

– Gmail Notifier: Get new mail notifications and see the messages and their senders without having to open a browser

– Better contacts management: Import your contacts from Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, Outlook, and others to Gmail in just a few clicks. Add phone numbers, notes and more. Even use search to keep better track of it all.

We also wanted to thank you. For showing us your support and for being so patient. And to those who have already signed up for Gmail, thank you for giving it a try and for helping us make it better. Our users are what have made this product great. So whether you’re just signing up for your account or you’ve been with us since the beginning, keep letting us know how we can build you the best email service around.

That’s it for now. We hope you like Gmail and will share it with your friends. We’ve got lots of cool new stuff planned and we can’t wait for you to see our work in your Gmail accounts! Stay tuned…

The Gmail Team

The funny part of this is that that Yahoo account is automatically forwarded into my Gmail account, as I managed to finagle a Gmail a while ago.

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32 Responses

  1. Looks like, yes.

    Or maybe not, with Google you never know. It could also just be the first of their Beta services ending the Beta. Who knows.

  2. tough to say, i agree. it's also entirely possible, i think, that it's opened to the public but still tagged with a Beta label. what that label means these days is a whole nother can of worms, however 😉

  3. I want to open new Gmail account.

    Aniket N. BelsareMarch 9, 2005 @ 10:21 pm
  4. I want to open a new gmail account, please guide me how to do so?

    thelmaMarch 30, 2005 @ 9:58 pm
  5. I want to open gmail account as ihave heard high about efficiency of gmail.
    ashok kumar chhabra

    ashok kumar chhabraApril 1, 2005 @ 12:31 am
  6. open a Gmail account

  7. I would like to open a gmail account, I heard it is wonderful

  8. I have heard the advantages of g-mail.
    I would like to open a g-mail account.
    Help needed!

    ChhetriApril 7, 2005 @ 1:17 am
  9. I've heard about gmail account and like to open a new account how could I do it?

  10. I have heard the advantages of g-mail.
    I would like to open a g-mail account.
    Help needed!

    Beniaz Zaman, 130/4, Palpara Road, Boyra, Khulna-9000, Bangladesh

    BeniazApril 9, 2005 @ 6:15 am
  11. Dear Sir,

    I would like to open an account in G mail

    Please send me the URL

  12. want to open an account in gmail as it is very efficient

    INDHUApril 14, 2005 @ 3:51 am
  13. can you please set me up with a gmail account?
    many thanks

    KevinApril 14, 2005 @ 6:20 pm
  14. i want to open a g mail account

    nandakumarApril 16, 2005 @ 2:00 am
  15. I would like to open a gmail account would you please guide me how to.

    BarbaraApril 18, 2005 @ 4:39 am
  16. Want to open a G. mail account

    AnthonyApril 18, 2005 @ 10:51 pm
  17. hi this is peter i like to open a gmail account i like to be a google fan i like this side very much can you please help me

    Peter VinothApril 19, 2005 @ 7:55 pm
  18. i like to open an account with gmail

    vishnu nsApril 19, 2005 @ 10:04 pm
  19. i need a new account in gmail

    senthil kumar.sApril 19, 2005 @ 11:52 pm
  20. i want 2 open my account on please help me

    dimplepurswaniApril 20, 2005 @ 1:51 am
  21. Hello Sir/Madam,

    I want to open a new account in gmail.

    A.CHANDRA MOHANApril 20, 2005 @ 11:46 pm
  22. send me a invite for opening a gmail account

    azmatApril 21, 2005 @ 1:25 am
  23. Dear Sir,
    I want to open anew account in gmail. Please guide me in this regard.


    ASOKE KUMAR DASApril 21, 2005 @ 7:24 am
  24. i want to send an invitation to my friend

    maqsoodApril 21, 2005 @ 8:53 pm
  25. Hello Sir
    i want to open a new gmail account. Plz Help me in this regard.

  26. Dear Sir,

    Please help me to opne my new gmail account, this is very advance mail technology and i want to use it.


    AjazurrehmanApril 22, 2005 @ 3:35 am
  27. Dear sir/Madam
    would you mind to invite me to oppen a GMail account ?

    sagar sigdelApril 22, 2005 @ 7:50 am
  28. my name is arif khan

    arif khanApril 23, 2005 @ 5:22 am
  29. please help me to open an gmail account.

    rishanApril 23, 2005 @ 6:48 am
  30. my name is arif khan

    arif khanApril 23, 2005 @ 9:22 am