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
> field you made a mistake in, and ask you to correct it. Since you
> it asked you for the password again, I guess (unlikely as it sounds) that
> 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, http://isnoop.net/gmail/
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).