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Re: TECH: how do I get a flippin' gmail account?

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Friday, April 22, 2005, 21:51
My password is easy, and exactly six characters long, the minimum.  I don't
understand it.  I've typed it in a million times (well, seven) without
mistake.  I tried other passwords that were longer.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Mulraney" <ataltane.conlang@...>
> > Hmm, I'm not sure what the problem might be, but they don't want or need > your real name (well, they might, officially, but how would the automated > account setup program know what's real?). They don't know about your > frontiernet account, so it's nothing to do with that. > > If you fill out that page you described wrongly, it should just point out > which > field you made a mistake in, and ask you to correct it. Since you > mentioned > it asked you for the password again, I guess (unlikely as it sounds) that > you > got the password bit wrong. It asks you what you want your password to be, > and you should give the same password, twice. You repeat it to make sure > you typed it exactly as you want it. > > I just tried setting up an account there to see the signup page again, but > I couldn't see anything else that might confuse. > > BTW, for anyone looking for a gmail account, and for any gmailers looking > to make use of excess invites, does a nice job > of redistributing them. There's a couple of other such sites, too, if that > one happens to be out of invites. Just google for "gmail invites" or > "gmail invites spool" or whatever. > > I've set up a gmail account just for conlang, since it's the most active > list I read, and that way I can set the damn Reply-To as the list > address :). Only problem is that it's awkward to log into both it and > my normal gmail account at the same time (maybe with two browsers?), > so I actually just use the POP access with the mail account, and > download that to my mail program (which kind of defeats the purpose). > > s. > -- >