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Gmail Adds Features

timothy posted more than 9 years ago | from the it-seems-to-work-well dept.

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tommertron writes "Gmail rolled out a host of new features today. Big improvement in the contacts list, with the ability to search it and organize messages according to contact. Also, you can now forward all incoming gmail to any email account, but, according to Google, this feature is only 'free for now.' Does this mean gmail will start charging for some features? Meanwhile, Internet News is reporting that on Monday, some gmail accounts contained an Atom link for reading your email summaries in a news reader. Also meanwhile, my decrepit Hotmail account still hasn't given me that promised 250 megabytes ..."

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RIP Rodney Dangerfield (1922 to 2004) (-1, Offtopic)

Average_Joe_Sixpack (534373) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446245)

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rodney Dangerfield, the goggle-eyed comic famed for his self-deprecating one-liners and signature phrase "I can't get no respect," died on Tuesday at age 82, his publicist said.

Dangerfield, who became a pop culture sensation with a string of broad film comedies starting with "Caddyshack" in 1980, died at 1:20 p.m. PDT (4:20 p.m. EDT) at the UCLA Medical Center, where he had undergone heart valve replacement surgery in August, spokesman Kevin Sasaki said in a statement.

Re:RIP Rodney Dangerfield (1922 to 2004) (-1, Offtopic)

Hadlock (143607) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446274)

RIP Steven King

Steven King died today.... blah blah blah.

Duh! (5, Insightful)

(54)T-Dub (642521) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446253)

Of course they are going to charge you to forward your email. Otherwise you could use their great spam filter and bandwidth without having to see their adds. And what do you expect from a Free email service. At least you can have some confidence that they won't sell your email address.

Queue bitching about targeted advertising.....

Re:Duh! (2, Informative)

tolan-b (230077) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446308)

It's not the targetted advertising that gets to me so much as my searches and my emails being logged against the same unique cookie id in a country where the government wants to be able to get at all my records without even the ISP (google) legally being able to appeal to a judge...

Re:Duh! (4, Insightful)

0racle (667029) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446343)

Then don't use gmail, or did you not think about that?

Re:Duh! (1, Funny)

sploo22 (748838) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446474)

Google is your ISP? Cool!

Re:Duh! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446405)

Uh, they can always tack ads on the emails they forward and pay for it that way.

I think google understands the selling ads business very well. I'm not sure if they understand the ISP business (which you propose) as well. If I were them I'd stick to free-with-ads unless they want to start exploring the ISP area as a potential new business for themselves.

That gives us hope that we'll get IMAP (3, Informative)

theskeptic (699213) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446430)

My friend runs this IMAP [logenv.org] and with the wording "It's free during the test", its given hope that google will implement IMAP(as a pay service) when it launches.

Brin talked about Imap for gmail in april but after that it seems there has not been talk about it at google. The most important features are in this order- IMAP, folders and retrieval of mail from other accounts to gmail.

There are other feature requests which you can check here [grytoyr.net]

Does it work properly/completely with Opera yet? (5, Insightful)

Propagandhi (570791) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446254)

Opera is my browser of choice (I've found it to be more stable than Firefox, if not as full featured) and so far it hasn't been compatible with G-Mail. Does this upgrade improve support for my favorite browser?

Re:Does it work properly/completely with Opera yet (1)

fatwreckfan (322865) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446413)

More stable than Firefox? I find that hard to believe, since I've been using Firefox for ages and have yet to have it crash.

Re:Does it work properly/completely with Opera yet (4, Informative)

lpret (570480) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446420)

Download 7.54 and it works fine. Go now.

Still can't open message in a new window (2, Interesting)

freelunch (258011) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446258)

I still don't understand why I can't middle click on a message to open it in a new window...

A one window view into my mbox is not sufficient.

Re:Still can't open message in a new window (5, Informative)

StevenHenderson (806391) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446295)

I still don't understand why I can't middle click on a message to open it in a new window...

Open the message, then click the "New Window" icon. An extra step, yes, but pretty easy.

Free now, pay later? (1, Insightful)

hardlined (785357) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446259)

Can they really think that giving out features and then charging for them later will really work? It's simply absurb.

Re:Free now, pay later? (5, Informative)

the_denman (800425) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446291)

they are still beta testing those features as they say here [google.com]

We're testing a new feature that lets you forward new incoming messages to any email account you want. It's free during the test and you can set it up in seconds. Even set up filters to forward only some of your messages. It's your mail. Get it the way you want it.

Re:Free now, pay later? (1)

csimicah (592121) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446310)

The features are in beta, they're free for evaluation, and they're very upfront about the fact that they'll charge for it later.

What's the problem? If you're not interested just pretend you never saw it. Voila!

Re:Free now, pay later? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446385)

wah wah, i don't give a shit, i want it all for free, because I'M A FUCKING PUSSY

-hardlined

Re:Free now, pay later? (1)

evslin (612024) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446383)

Why would you pay for something while it's in beta stage?

/cue Windows joke here

Re:Free now, pay later? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446498)

Was that a joke? Yahoo and others have been doing this forever, and it seems to work rather well...

Although I guess it goes against the whole 'google is a magic company that'll never make you pay for anything cause their not evil'.

Gotta make money somehow

Oh... (5, Informative)

tommertron (640180) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446261)

Forgot to mention that they updated the gmail notifier. New icon, and a little better. Updated automatically though, without my permission...

Re:Oh... (2, Informative)

Bricklets (703061) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446313)

Gmail Notifier for my system did not update automatically. Rather, an error message (-1 code) popped up saying it couldn't check my mail. I installed the new version myself. Personally, I'd be a bit scared if it did update itself considering I don't *recall* having that setup.

Oh, and I hate the new blue icon. I thought the red icon from before stood out more. Personal preference I suppose.

Re:Oh... (1)

tommertron (640180) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446373)

Same thing happened to me, with the error message. Had to exit and re-open for it to be reupdated. I agree about the new icon - the old one was so much easier to see out of the corner of my eye.

don't be greedy (4, Insightful)

liquidpele (663430) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446265)

Man, google gives you 1GB of free space, and you want free forwarding too? poor baby.

gmail is one nice web application... I do some web stuff part time, and I'm currently picking it apart trying to figure out how it works... no luck so far, but I've determined they use a shit-ton of frames ;) Can't wait to check out the new features though.

Re:don't be greedy (2, Interesting)

tommertron (640180) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446279)

Wait a second... where in the article did I complain? Just a speculation. Hell, I probably would pay for gmail features if they added them, or restricted some of the ones they have now.

Re:don't be greedy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446489)

Ya, sorry. I'm just in a bad mood since I'm trying to do work in a lab where I have to print stuff, and the network says my print quota is out. I should not be out of prints damn it! It's not a public lab, I should have near-unlimited prints...
Little stressed, so kindly ignore any vents or sarcasm ;)

Atom (3, Interesting)

javabsp (591265) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446269)

I saw the Atom link, but upon clicking on it, only a skeleton atom file is shown. It could be that I didn't have any unread mail...

Re:Atom (1)

needacoolnickname (716083) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446350)

I had the same thing, same result yesterday and today it's gone. No little icon on the left.

Re:Atom (2, Interesting)

Delta-9 (19355) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446435)

Here is the atom icon: I happened to post to another place about this. I have a screen shot as well, but that's kinda useless:

http://gmail.google.com/gmail/images/atom-badge. gi f

gmail (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446272)

untill gmail is available for everyone without invites like going to yahoo's mail i could care less what google does with their gmail & thier 1337ist attitude, fsck em...

yeah, i am trolling, but a harty troll at that

Whither standards? (5, Interesting)

kgbspy (696931) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446276)

I agree with Dave Winer, the author of the RSS format. With RSS feeds becoming more and more popular across a whole raft of different applications (including tasty new integration with Firefox [mozilla.org] ), surely combining the two formats (Atom and RSS) would be beneficial, lest we end up with another VHS/Beta or DVD+/-RW/RAM situation... Rather than have the two battle it out to the death, why not get the best of both worlds?

ATOM feed (4, Interesting)

pridkett (2666) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446278)

So I noticed the big red new features thing yesterday, clicked on it and saw a message saying they were adding new features, but nothing about them. I also had the mysterious ATOM feed as a button on my sidebar. I clicked on it and saw that it was a feed of new messages in my mail box. "This is a cool step in providing cool technology to the masses," I thought to myself.

Alas, it had one major problem. No API. So there was no way that I could actually subscribe. This is because the URL was non-descript and requires an authentication (as I would hope a feed of my new messages would). Today I went back to take a screenshot of the new sidebar and blog about my adventure in GmailAtom land, and the link was gone. Sad. Here's to hoping that it comes back soon.

well...I could pay (1, Offtopic)

glimmy (796729) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446284)

I could pay for those features or I could pay Yahoo for 2GB and pretty much the same features, or with yahoopops I could have pop access to my yahoo acount with Thunderbird

gmail invites (5, Funny)

Rebar (110559) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446285)

OK, so who still does NOT have a gmail account? I have two invites left - what goodness will you do to humanity if I give you one?

AND - if gmail use is growing exponentially (I got 6 invites after 2 weeks use, and of 4 invites sent out, there are 2 new users), how long until eveyone on earth is buried in gmail accounts?

Re:gmail invites (0, Offtopic)

halowolf (692775) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446300)

I seem to have perpetual invites at the moment. I don't give a damn about anyone giving me anything. I have six invites now to the people that can reply to this the quickest and actually want an invite.

I'm sure I will get more later on.

Re:gmail invites (0, Offtopic)

roman_mir (125474) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446324)

Excellent, I would like one.
Thanks.

Re:gmail invites (1)

halowolf (692775) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446414)

I will need a valid email address (Not Hotmail) to send it to. Is there a way through slashdot to message privately? That goes for you others to, except Eric :)

Re:gmail invites (1)

rico_el_diablo (208537) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446354)

Hi,

I'd like an invite: eric.bellard@free.fr

Thanks by advance.

Re:gmail invites (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446500)

have fun

Re:gmail invites (1)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446356)

I would love to have an invite! ;->

Re:gmail invites (1)

nick357 (108909) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446362)

I'd love one thanks.

Re:gmail invites (1)

rduke15 (721841) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446363)

Well, I certainly could use one. Thanks!

rduke15 at hotmail.com

Re:gmail invites (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446457)

on its way

Re:gmail invites (1)

AntsInMyPants (819105) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446372)

I'd like one too. I may be stupid, but at least I'm dumb...

Re:gmail invites (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446378)

I would like one jkpm_@hotmail.com

Re:gmail invites (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446478)

sent

Same here, I got 6. (1)

sideshow (99249) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446433)

Who wants em?

Re:Same here, I got 6. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446477)

I would like to try it

atari5o@yahoo.com

Re:gmail invites (1)

ALeavitt (636946) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446485)

Yeah, me too... first six replies get an invite... and then get laughed at for not having GMail accounts yet.

Donate it to FireFox! [Re:gmail invites] (2, Informative)

Bubblehead (35003) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446336)

If you don't know what to do with your invites, donate them to FireFox! [wlkr.net] (Well, it's currently suspended, but stay tuned!)

Re:gmail invites (0, Offtopic)

LennyDotCom (26658) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446346)

I also have invites available just ask for one
lennny at gmail

Re:gmail invites (1)

cmason32 (636063) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446402)

I, too, have six invites. The first six that reply with their email address can get them.

Re:gmail invites (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446448)

thanks

atari5o@yahoo.com

Re:gmail invites (1)

jkpm (819449) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446450)

I would like an invite.

Re:gmail invites (1)

cmason32 (636063) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446480)

I need your email address so I can send you the invite.

Re:gmail invites (1)

searleb (168974) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446453)

I'd like one-- Thanks!

briancsearle at yahoo dot com

Re:gmail invites (1)

PabloJones (456560) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446441)

I, too, have 6 invites to give away.

The first 6 people who send an email requesting an invite to pablojones at gmail.com will get one.

I will blow you if for gmail invite (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446460)

I am 5' 4", blond, brown eyes, big breasts and I will give you the blowjob of your life (if you're in the Northeast area. I don't want to drive too far) if you send me a gmail invite.

First one gets sucked off!

Re:I will blow you if for gmail invite (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446492)

Wow, you are a cheap little whore, aren't you?

Time To Test (5, Funny)

Rie Beam (632299) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446286)

Time to test Google's true capabilities...two GMail accounts fowarding messages to each other...

"Send"

Re:Time To Test (4, Informative)

rduke15 (721841) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446328)

Won't work. They use a "Delivered-To:" header, like Postfix (and most current mailers?).

Re:Time To Test (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446406)

Alrighty then, make that 3 GMail accounts!

Re:Time To Test (2, Informative)

rduke15 (721841) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446470)

Still won't work, for the same reason.

The way "Delivered-To:" works:

Mailer is about to deliver mail to some_mailbox:

- searches for a "Delivered-To: some_mailbox" header.

- if not found: adds it and delivers the mail

- if found: drops the mail, probably also writing something in the logs.

Since any forwarding is done after delivery, it won't work.

Will have to find something else to test their bandwidth. If you come up with something that may really work, maybe you could send them a job application? They give Gmail invites to all applicants...

GMail account (1)

TyFoN (12980) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446289)

I want a gmail account! :)
Anyone know when they will move it out of beta?

Re:GMail account (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446319)

just sent you an invite...enjoy

Re:GMail account (1)

TyFoN (12980) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446428)

Hehe thanks to all that sent invite :)
Now my GF has one aswell as me!

Great...while it lasts... (1, Insightful)

danielrm26 (567852) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446292)

Unfortunately the whole Google thing is starting to take on an ominous feeling for me. They are cool because they do so few things, and they do them so well. I think we are right on the cusp of them leveling out and heading down hill. I hope I'm wrong though...

Re:Great...while it lasts... (1)

EnronHaliburton2004 (815366) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446393)

cat knowledge | grep understanding

cat knowledge | grep understanding >/dev/null | mailx -s "Cluebat for you" cluebat@brain.org

POP 3 (2, Insightful)

Moo Moo The Cow (810132) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446297)

I will always like pop 3. They just dont fill up, and even if you can only use them on 1 computer, I have a laptop, so i can just take it with me.

Re:POP 3 (2, Interesting)

FiloEleven (602040) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446408)

I used to be a POP kid. 'Course, I didn't have a laptop. I love the fact that I can get my mail anywhere, which you said was not a concern of yours.

The kicker, though, is the killer interface. Conversations are great, though they're missing some key features, such as a way to add new people to the conversation (present) and send them the entire contents of the conversation before they joined (not present). I have, of course, suggested this to the google kids.

It's also very nice to be able to find anything with one search, as I know that when I was using POP, if I didn't remember exactly where I put something it could take tens of minutes to find it.

Also, a wonderful feature is the username+descriptor@gmail.com. Now, if I *must* give my address to view or do something, I always put a descriptor afterward (such as filoeleven+slashdot@gmail.com) so I can easily track what comes from where - useful to figure out where spam is coming from, though none's actually made it past their filter yet.

Oh, and the 1000MB, but nobody really cares about that anymore ;)

Re:POP 3 (1)

evslin (612024) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446431)

I don't think it'll be much of a strech for a mass mailer to strip descriptors from e-mail addresses.

POP3 or even IMAP (for 56k) (1)

Derf_X (651876) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446473)

I agree, for different reasons. I am (still) on 56k internet, and if I want to read older messages, I don't have to connect to the internet.

I have a gmail account, but I don't even use it for now because of this, but maybe with forwarding, I would use it. For now, I am sticking with my yahoo.ca account that gives me POP3 and SMTP.

Not new news (1)

BlueThunderArmy (751258) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446298)

I'm pretty sure this is mentioned in the Gmail FAQ that, when this feature was added, it would only be free for a little while. I'm fine with that. Most other free email services have "premium" upgrades, which has puzzled me-if I wanted to pay for an email service, it sure as hell wouldn't be Hotmail!

I'm more interested to learn when/if Gmail will be compatible with Thunderbird, and how much that will cost...

Other Browsers??? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446305)

Here's a feature request....how about getting it to work decently in another browser besides IE? From what I hear, it's ActiveX up the wazoo and that accounts for a lot of the issues. Please Google, we love the service but having to hit reload 6 times to get past "Loading..." sucks rocks.

Re:Other Browsers??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446338)

It's basically XML tricks through javascript - not ActiveX if you're using something other than IE. IE, Firefox, Mozilla, Safari [and maybe a couple others] support it, so, uh, use one of them.

Re:Other Browsers??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446367)

I do use 2 of the 4 browsers mentioned so, uh, the XML/JS implementation sucks.

Re:Other Browsers??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446466)

maybe it's you who sucks, did ya ever think about that? HUH DID YA

Too much fuss over gmail (1, Interesting)

blackhaze (773215) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446315)

Over all the fuss of GMail, I am actually very un-impressed by the Webmail interface google offers. If it was not for the 1GB of storage, I would rank gmail far behind a lot of other Webmail applications. A growing number of providers are offering 1GB+ accounts, so what does GMail have to offer others don't? I doubt very much gmail will open up with POP3/IMAP access - If they do it certainly will not be free. My summary, damm google has good marketing for gmail, but it's not that good!

Re:Too much fuss over gmail (5, Insightful)

StevenHenderson (806391) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446369)

so what does GMail have to offer others don't?

No new features?!?! How bout these:

1. Text-based ads instead of graphics or flash.
2. No taglines. Very nice if you want to send out professional emails.
3. Excellent spam filter.
4. FAST CSS (might be wrong about that) interface.
5. Google search built right into your email inbox, archive, etc.

I can go on if need be. You're nuts.

I've used GMail for a while now... (5, Insightful)

Sheetrock (152993) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446322)

While its features are more iterative than revolutionary, I believe GMail is the logical next step in how we all do e-mail.

We are all inundated with e-mail nowadays. Semantic parsing and bayesian filtering are commonplace, but no conventional e-mail client allows automatic grouping by subject in quite the manner of GMail. I enjoy the ability to search messages rather than arbitrarily tossing them into folders to be forgotten. Indeed, e-mail has called out for intelligent grouping for some time now.

It opens up some fantastic marketing opportunities as well. Already they exploit this with the excellent GoogleAds along the side of the screen that have relevance to the e-mail one is perusing; however, with the gradual acceptance of commercial e-mail by people and by legislation I believe there is a great deal of future potential in selling/buying general profiles of e-mail accounts using this same data. As search engines and e-mail combine, the quality of the search interface becomes a mute point; the most interesting information is pushed to the user based on relevance to their online lives.

The only real concern is privacy, but I'll bet it's possible to sell really general-type information without violating any policies -- thus using advertising to continue to deliver the kinds of features users expect without costing them a dime. If only they could do something like this with online backup/recovery as well.

Subaddresses (5, Informative)

sploo22 (748838) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446325)

One feature that's been there since the beginning, but apparently isn't mentioned anywhere on the site, is unlimited sub-addressing. Say I sign up for foo@gmail.com; I automatically receive mail addressed to foo+work@gmail.com, foo+urgent@gmail.com, foo+slashdot@gmail.com, or whatever I make up. Then I can filter or forward messages based on these criteria. Why isn't this nice feature getting any press?

Re:Subaddresses (1)

SlasherX (104566) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446411)

Nifty, I did not know about this ability. Thank you!

Re:Subaddresses (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446454)

wow! i'll try this out :O

WHAT, the Contacts section actually works? (2, Informative)

Deecrypt (639238) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446342)

I've only had a gmail account for a month and everytime I've clicked on conatacts, nothing happens. Now they're telling me improvements have been made to the contacts section. Am I the only one whose Contacts section does not work?

Deecrypt confused, plays Tekken Tag, becomes happy again

The one feature that I would really like... (2, Interesting)

Froze (398171) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446357)

I just recently acquired a gmail account and the one feature that I have not been able to find anything on is permenancy(sp?). I would like to use gmail exclusively but without any gaurantee that I will always have my account it is a step that I am not willing to take just yet.

Get your Free flascreen whatevers here! [freeflatscreens.com]

Re:The one feature that I would really like... (4, Informative)

allism (457899) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446443)

I sent them this question about two months ago. Here is the reply I received:

Hello Alice,

Thank you for your message.

Once you have a Gmail account, it is valid. This means that even after Gmail becomes more widely available, you will be able to keep your account, and your username will remain unchanged. Hopefully, this eases your concern.

We hope you enjoy Google's approach to email.

Sincerely,

The Gmail Team

OT: gmail invite please (0, Offtopic)

pha777 (764875) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446462)

Could you invite me? pablo@novalisagro.com

Great, new features for something I can't get! (1)

VidEdit (703021) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446374)

Well, the marketing is great. There are some worthwhile features, but since I can't get a gmail account--like so many un-sociably networked types--so I can't get too worked up about the new features.

It is sort of like getting worked up over what features will be in the next Google employee stock option plan. Either way, it doesn't apply to me. (And as we all know, the world revolves around me :-) --Just ask anyone, I'm *really* dense. (Physics joke, doncha know...))

Re:Great, new features for something I can't get! (1)

wizatcomputer (798648) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446436)

I have two invites if anyone wants them. It my contribution to the /. community.

i have an invite or 3 who wants em (1)

tommyodolemite (720133) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446463)

invite invite invite

Re:Great, new features for something I can't get! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446465)

Maybe if your email address were visible, someone might send your whiny ass an invite...

Re:Great, new features for something I can't get! (1)

clgoh (106162) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446476)

Email me for an invite

cgohier à gmail.com

Rodney Dangerfield dead at 82 (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446381)

I just heard some sad news on talk radio - comedian Rodney Dangerfield was found dead in his Los Angelas home this morning. There weren't any more details. I'm sure everyone in the Slashdot community will miss him - even if you didn't enjoy his work, there's no denying his contributions to popular culture. Truly an American icon.

Hotmail (1)

Realistic_Dragon (655151) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446399)

My old (not deleted because I have no idea who has it, and it is listed as point of contact in places that have no way to update that) was updated less than a week after the announcement was made. Of course I have had it since the day that hotmail opened (long before MS brought it, which was the day I stopped activly using it).

Those at the new end of the spectrum might have to wait, but us old timers are rewarded already :o)

How about IMAP clients (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446418)

I'd use my gmail account a lot more if it supported imap clients. I have quite a few email accounts that I use daily; and it's really nice if I can access them all with the same client in the same session.

Extended Contact information (1)

J-bob2 (219807) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446432)

Maybe it isn't new, but I noticed today when poking at the new features that you can "Add more info" to contacts like phone number address, etc. which I don't think was there before. (again, I could be wrong).

I submitted a feature request for the ability to export the contacts list so I can rig up some kind of sync script with my PDA.

I can't be the only one (1)

Tsiangkun (746511) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446449)

I'm using firefox 0.8 on SuSE linux 8.0, linux 2.4.28. At work, so I can't change things.

I repeatedly get seg faults whenever I try to enter something into the subject line. Not the message body. Not the recipient. The seg fault is limited to when I type the first character in the subject line. The whole browser crashes, and I get a seg fault error displayed to the terminal. It's the only site I've come across that gives me any trouble, but it's trouble sufficiently large that I can use gmail because of it.

EXEs in attachments (0)

ggambett (611421) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446468)

Please, please, please, please let me send and receive exes as attachments or inside an attached zip file! Both are forbidden now.

I know, this filter catches lots of viruses, new and existing, and as such I think it's a good idea to have this filter on by default for most users - but there should be a way to disable it! As a developer I need to send exes back and forth between collaborators and partners. I'm sure many ./ readers are in a similar situation.

That, and not being able to compose mails in HTML, (it can be done VERY elegantly inside a browser - see this [fckeditor.net] truly amazing editor) is what keeps me from actually using my GMail account.

invites (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446481)

if anyone needs a gmail invite, i've got 4 left - mail tytanic11 (at) gmail dot com

Fr1s7 stop (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10446487)

OpenBSD wanker Theo THE PROJECT FACeS, clearly. There

Konqueror (3, Interesting)

Cranx (456394) | more than 9 years ago | (#10446495)

When do you think gmail will support Konqueror?
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