Got GMail?

Huge ups to Travis for hooking me up with a GMail invite.  I had it in my head that I was going to switch over to gmail only (no more Outlook), however, Lookout for Outlook pretty much negates the reasoning behind this.  The only compelling reason to use gmail is the fact that I can access my email from anywhere...so I am contemplating setting up some rules in Outlook to forward specific mail to my gmail account, as well as keeping it in my .pst file as well.  This way, I can have access to important mail pretty much anywhere.  At the very top of my wishlist for Outlook is some sort of lightweight web interface for it (similar to Outlook Web Access in Exchange...if anyone has seen the web interface for Exchange 2003, it's not hard to understand how easy ditching Outlook altogether would be...the interface is simply phenomenal).  Of course, this would require some sort of webserver to host the site, but I think power users would be the largest group wanting functionality like this, and chances are they are no strangers to IIS.  Perhaps there are already some 3rd party solutions similar to this, but I am not aware of any as I am guessing .pst files are proprietary to MS (big surprise there), so of course MS would be the best candidate to do this. < /ramble>

Travis mentioned to me that he has 2 invites left (as of yesterday evening), so if anyone wants a gmail account, either contact me or contact Travis directly via the “contact me” link on his blog.

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# Guilherme Stolfo said:

Plis plis guilherme.stolfo@bol.com.br

Please it sends me an invitation for the gmail please, I am Brazilian and still I do not have none... =( I will be very grateful for you!

Tuesday, August 24, 2004 6:25 AM
# jayson knight said:

please contact this guy directly: http://travis.servebeer.com/blog.net/ though i am sure he's out of invites by this point. make sure you tell him i sent ya.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004 8:07 AM
# Smashed Guitar said:

if anybody wants gmail invites, send email to smashed.guitar@gmail.com. I think I have about 6 invites

Wednesday, October 6, 2004 6:24 PM