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    Anyone lucky enough to get a new Google email account? It appears to be nearly impossible to get one at this point unless you know someone who currently has an account. With a new account you are allowed to send an invite to someone to join. Account invites are being sold on Ebay going as high as $300!!!!

    Anyone have one and would like to invite me? :)

    If anyone knows how to get one, please PM me!
     
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    Whats the big deal???
     
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    Yahoo - 4Meg of storage
    Hotmail - 2Meg of storage
    Gmail - 1Gig of storage
     
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    Ah, I too was going to ask why you're jocking google. 1 Gig, now I see. That's crazy storage

    300 bucks on ebay, though? That's redonkulous.

    I think I'll be shelling out 20 bucks to hotmail to upgrade my account to 10 megs in the near future.
     
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    screw paying google and hotmail. Take things the industrious way and make your own mail server.
     
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    actually yahoo is 100MB right now and for $20 per year you can have 2GB
    gmail (i have) has some nice stuff, but also some stuff is missing. In terms of storage. Do you really need 1GB of space?
     
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    How much would you have with your normal provider - the one that comes with your internet account?
     
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    That is normally 5-20 MB.

    Anyway, I don't see the big deal. I just use my own system for that storage. Just get an email service that allows you POP3 access (like the email account usually provided with internet service), and access it through a program like Outlook Express, which comes free with Windows. Then, all your mail is downloaded and stored straight to your system. I only use some webmail accounts to keep my primary account from getting spammed (though, after 4 years, the spam is already starting to really come).

    -Douglas
     
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    I have one :)
     

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