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stu140103
02-04-2004, 05:11 PM
From PC world:

http://pcworld.co.nz/news.nsf/NL/9DE36DF561BCC312CC256E6900758BCD

Google e-mail service will offer 1G-byte of storage

Stephen Lawson, San Francisco

Google Inc. plans to use its search technology and a large amount of data storage to launch a free e-mail service that lets customers keep about 1GB of messages, the Internet search giant has announced.

The service, called Gmail, will let each user hold on to about 500,000 pages of e-mail and search through those messages using the familiar Google search interface, the company said in a statement. They will also be able to organise their messages in "conversations" that group a message together with all replies to it, much like Internet newsgroups organise messages into threads, said Wayne Rosing, vice president of engineering at Google, in Mountain View, California.

A small number of Google employees have been testing the service for about a year, Rosing said. Starting today, other Google employees will be invited to participate and to invite some of their friends and relatives. The service should be generally available within "weeks or months," he said.

Also starting today, the public will be able to learn more about Gmail at http://www.gmail.com, Rosing said.

One way Google will pay for the provisioning of that 1GB of storage per user will be by selling advertisements that will appear next to e-mail messages and be keyed to the content of each message, Rosing said.

Gmail will have a built-in spam filter and a feature that lets customers report spam to help Google fine-tune the filter, said spokeswoman Eileen Rodriguez. Other antispam technologies will be added over time, she said.

Links:

http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/nl/220DBA1AFF6BF96CCC256E69006D37F0

http://aardvark.co.nz/daily/2004/0402.shtml

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OMG! :O 1 Gb of e-mails! :O

stu140103
02-04-2004, 05:13 PM
>Links:
>
> http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/nl/220DBA1AFF6BF96
> CC256E69006D37F0
>
> http://aardvark.co.nz/daily/2004/0402.shtml

http://onenews.nzoom.com/onenews_detail/0,1227,265111-1-454,00.html

Graham L
02-04-2004, 05:16 PM
Advertising will be "keyed to the contents" of the emails. So affectionate letters will come with advertisments for Viagra and anatomical extension products. :D

Megaman
02-04-2004, 05:26 PM
> Advertising will be "keyed to the contents" of the
> emails. So affectionate letters will come with
> advertisments for Viagra and anatomical extension
> products. :D

:^O

i would like it better if you get an email adress, and a free site like yahoo/geocities

zqwerty
02-04-2004, 08:39 PM
Ummmmmmmmmm,

Don't get your hopes up too high, just remember it is April Fools Day still on the other side of the world.

Just to be sure to get one though if it is for real:

http://gmail.google.com/gmail/help/about.html

at the bottom of the page. I have registered.

CU Rob.

Fire-and-Ice
02-04-2004, 09:38 PM
Its no April fools joke apparently. Check out this page. (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=581&e=1&u=/nm/20040401/tc_nm/tech_google_dc)

Take a look at their job opportunity (http://www.google.com/jobs/lunar_job.html) too. ;-)

stu140103
02-04-2004, 09:47 PM
> Ummmmmmmmmm,
>
> Don't get your hopes up too high, just remember it is
> April Fools Day still on the other side of the
> world.

If you had a read of this: http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/nl/220DBA1AFF6BF96CCC256E69 006D37F0

& The other two links, that I posted, you will see that it is not a April Fool.

zqwerty
02-04-2004, 09:47 PM
Pretty quiet on PressF1 at the moment so go here to read more about the Gmail offer.

http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/32143