August 25, 2005

GMail public sign up…by text message

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Looks like Google has had another bright idea…what a surprise. They are now allowing sign up to GMail to everyone, not just by invitation. However, the twist is that they are going to make you put in a mobile phone number and they will send you an activation code. Genius. Not only do they take a huge step towards preventing account abuse through spammers signing up for masses of accouts, but they also manage to get their grubby little hands on your mobile phone number.

You’ve got to hand it to them, you really do.

Google blog and GMail

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  1. I've been told Google is already spying on its Gmail users. It's all one big conspiracy thingie. I reckon what they are trying to create is a kind of a map they had in The L Word, where every lesbian was linked to another one and everyone has slept with everyone else. Very fancy. Very sophisticated. "Genius

    25 Aug 2005, 10:18

  2. Mathew Mannion

    It seems a little rushed to me to allow public signups but only if you're in the US… Very un-Google

    25 Aug 2005, 13:28

  3. jason

    They are going to take over the world.

    04 Oct 2005, 21:17



    29 Nov 2005, 10:19

  5. Justin

    They arent spying on your emails. They set up automated scans that search your emails for words that they can use so that they can show you relevant ads. That is, ads that you might actually be interested in.

    15 Dec 2005, 02:19

  6. looda

    send me an accounts plz

    09 Jan 2006, 00:18

  7. Kasim

    hello can you please send me an invitation for gmail my email addres is thank you.

    14 Apr 2006, 22:33

  8. Maria

    send me a gmail invitation pls. my email address is 10x and send it as fast as possible pls coz I need it 4 school.

    16 Apr 2006, 10:42


    Could someone send me a Gmail invitation please.
    Thank you

    22 May 2006, 15:21

  10. Walter

    Can someone please me a gMail invitation too please

    05 Jun 2006, 21:04

  11. Vladimir

    can You please send me invitation for gmail,
    Thanks in advance

    07 Jun 2006, 12:53

  12. Jonny

    Hi, could someone please send me a gmail invite, thanks a lot!

    12 Jun 2006, 23:26

  13. Andrew Brown

    HI, can some please send me a gmail invite please?


    08 Jul 2006, 15:48

  14. Melody

    hey all i'm really sick of hotmail so i really want to try out this gmail thingy… but as i live in the uk i can't get 1 though so i would be very grateful if one of you who already has an accout would send me an invitation my email is thanks xxxxx

    12 Jul 2006, 13:34

  15. Adnan

    Plz make a user for me and inform me 009230158747479 I'll be thankfl

    15 Jul 2006, 04:10

  16. shariman

    could someone send me an invite to gmail? thanks.

    22 Jul 2006, 07:15

  17. huw

    Hi….....Please, Please Please send me an invitation to gmail….......from Huw

    22 Jul 2006, 13:28

  18. buddy

    would love a google ac?

    11 Aug 2006, 13:47

  19. dan

    send me one

    19 Aug 2006, 20:44

  20. Jack Tripp

    Could some one please send me a G –Mail invite


    25 Aug 2006, 09:13

  21. "Big M"

    can somebody pwease, pwetty pwetty pwease :( send me a gmail invite – i live in the uk

    18 Sep 2006, 11:22

  22. "Big M"

    i forgot – my addy is

    18 Sep 2006, 11:23

  23. Dave Nick

    My ntlworld account is disintegrating, can somebody out there please send me a Gmail account invite, plus I want to be part of the social experiment….........................thank you, thank you, thank you

    e-mail address is

    18 Sep 2006, 20:12

  24. Steve

    I live in the UK can someone kindly send an invite to me so i can access gmail my address is

    Thanks guys/girls

    If you cant thats fine. Cheers

    21 Sep 2006, 15:26

  25. Si

    Could someone invite me to join Gmail please? Thanks. :-)

    23 Sep 2006, 14:10

  26. HG

    Can sum1 please,please,please send me a G-Mail Invite, I really need 1!!
    Cheers, HG

    23 Sep 2006, 20:41

  27. HG

    Need g-mail invite- emails is :

    23 Sep 2006, 20:42

  28. matrky

    Can someone send me a invite to google mail

    05 Oct 2006, 20:09

  29. Pt

    Can some1 plz send me a G-Mail invite i will be forever thankfull thanks in advance if u can do this u ROCK

    10 Oct 2006, 16:28

  30. Mike

    Hey guys, can someone, anyone, send me a gmail invite?

    As i live in the UK this is the only way i can get one yes?

    Muchly appreciated if you could :)

    14 Oct 2006, 14:59

  31. kyle

    can someone kindly send me a gmail invite

    22 Oct 2006, 17:32

  32. Richard J

    Hi there, I was wondering if someone would be able to help me. I live in the UK and have been trying to get a GMail account. However it does not allow you to use your UK mobile. Would someone kindly send me an invite. Thanks Rick

    31 Oct 2006, 23:32

  33. Richard J

    Sorry I forgot to leave my email address

    31 Oct 2006, 23:33

  34. KEVIN-L

    PLEASE if some1 would be so kind to send me an invite to gmail as i also live in uk its so frustrating been looking for an account for so long PLEASE can any body help as in desprate need my email is

    i would be most thankfull to any1 who can help

    07 Nov 2006, 00:57

  35. cboyland

    Hi – Gmail please

    11 Nov 2006, 22:12

  36. Dave

    i also live in the uk and would realy like GMAIL account plzzzzzzzzz send me and invite….. thanx :)

    12 Nov 2006, 01:31

  37. Daniel

    can someone send me an invitation please?

    15 Nov 2006, 06:14

  38. Cristian

    Could some one please send me an invitation to gmail? thanks

    15 Nov 2006, 06:16

  39. bubba

    if you want an invite to gmail, send me a message to and include in the subject
    rq gmail.

    16 Nov 2006, 21:03

  40. john

    can you send me one 2 plz

    01 Dec 2006, 14:23

  41. Taher

    can you send me one gmail account please

    16 Dec 2006, 16:57

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