Thursday, July 29, 2004

Disappearing Gmail invites: use 'em or lose 'em

I had one Gmail invite left that I was saving for a friend. As it turns out, by the time my friend got back to me the Gmail invite was no longer available! So here's a word to the wise: use 'em or lose 'em!
TD 10:53 AM | 3 comments |

Monday, July 26, 2004

GMail traffic drops off

Wow, was just looking over the stats and I've noticed a significant dropoff from traffic surrounding this blog. From this I can deduce one or more of the following possibilities:

1) people feel that this blog is boring and/or is no longer worth reading
2) people already have a Gmail account and don't want to talk or read about it
3) the bulk of the traffic was only interested in getting a Gmail invite and figured this would be a good place to find one. (I do actually have some invites still, BTW).
4) saturation from other Gmail-related blogs and websites. There are a lot of them out there, though I notice a pattern of them starting to die slow deaths.
5) fill in the blank: ___________

I'll continue to update this blog as there are new things in the Gmail-sphere to talk about. If there is a Gmail-related topic that you, gentle reader, are specifically interested in then please use the comment area to tell me about it.

And BTW, I have now used over 70% of my 1 gig of Gmail space.
TD 4:01 PM | 0 comments |

Oops wrong Gmail addy!

Ever send email to the wrong Gmail address and wonder what happens to it? Gmail Email reversal system: "Karanbir Singh pointed me to a problem ( Gmail might say that it is intentional) that Gmail has with it's email system. Whenever we sent out email to non-existant Gmail email accounts from non Gmail addresses or even in Gmail address, we do not get any Permanent errors or fatal error messages back to the senders address which is normally the case. As per Karan, they store the emails. What makes it quite interesting is that someone signed on as {username}@Gmail.com and found over a 100 e-mails waiting for him on his first login, some from as long as 2 months back. Apparently someone had been mistakenly sending emails to this {username} and the emails seem to have been stored up . "
TD 9:40 AM | 0 comments |

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

What's new with Gmail (July 14)

Being on vacation, I'm just getting caught up with some news, so here is what's new with Gmail:

Gmail: Help Center: "Import Contacts
You've made a list. You've checked it twice. Now you never have to check it again. Move all your contacts from Yahoo! Mail, Outlook, and others to Gmail in just a few clicks. Then simply rely on our auto-complete feature to prefill all your addresses for you. Keep all your contacts in one place and keep in touch with all of them using Gmail. Learn more

Signature options
From the settings page, create a signature that's automatically added to the end of all your outgoing messages. Change it as often as you like, but always get the last word. Learn more

Safari browser support
Everybody's gone surfin's now Mac OS X's Safari is surfing Gmail as well (versions 1.2.1 and newer)."
TD 8:04 AM | 0 comments |

Rich Tehrani: Gmail Improves

Rich Tehrani: Gmail Improves: "Gmail has only been around for a few months and already it's improving. Recent features include the ability to import contacts from Outlook and Yahoo as well as the ability to add an autosignature. Finally there is support for the Safari browser that runs on the Mac's OS X. "
TD 7:27 AM | 0 comments |

Monday, July 19, 2004


Gmail having a few server issues. First time I've ever seen this during beta.
TD 12:00 PM | 0 comments |

Friday, July 02, 2004

Google says NO to GMail sales

Cannot blame Google for this one. BBC NEWS | Technology | Google bans GMail sales: "Search giant Google has updated the program policy for GMail on Monday adding clauses that ban the sale, trading, reselling or exploiting of GMail accounts for commercial purposes."
TD 5:26 PM | 0 comments |

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Unofficial Gmail to POP3 converter

Unofficial Gmail to POP3 converter
TD 3:07 PM | 1 comments |