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Gmail Signup Open To The Public

August 10th, 2006 at 11:05pm

I just went to login to Gmail and noticed that they have now opened Gmail signup to the public…the address to signup for a gmail account is http://mail.google.com/mail/signup or you can just go to gmail.com and click the signup link.

Here are some screenshots (click to enlarge).

Gmail public signup
Gmail public signup
Gmail public signup

Update 11/08/2006 3:42pm: Based on the feedback I’m getting, it looks like Google are rolling out this signup page on a limited basis…Australia seems to be ahead of most of the rest of the world in that regard. It could be just to be a tease, but it is probably to stop an avalanche of automated signup robots trying to get Gmail accounts.

Also, I’m definetly on the slashdot “auto-reject” list for story submissions…every story I’ve submitted in the last couple months has been rejected within five minutes, and I know from previous experience that it takes many hours for the editors to get around to each submission, looks like they’ve got a scheduled job every 5-10 minutes to reject submissions from a certain list of people. I suppose I shouldn’t have written that submission criticising slashdot editors…but not allowing submissions from me is my loss, and just proves that they are lunatics.

End update

Samuel

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2 Comments

  • 1. mark  |  August 12th, 2006 at 7:08 am

    Very interesting. It’s about time they opened it up. I own something like 8 GMail accounts via self-invites.

  • 2. Samuel  |  August 14th, 2006 at 11:42 pm

    I have a few…mostly disused…some probably closed by now due to excessive inactivity (most of my disused ones have been idle for at least eight months).


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