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Re: CHAT GMail

From:Barry Garcia <madyaas@...>
Date:Saturday, July 3, 2004, 10:05
On Sat, 3 Jul 2004 09:36:33 +0200, Philip Newton
<philip.newton@...> wrote:
> ---------------------- Information from the mail header ----------------------- > Sender: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> > Poster: Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> > Subject: Re: CHAT GMail > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > AFAIK, the rationale behind requiring invitations (or perhaps better: > behing limiting the number of signups) is that officially, the Gmail > service is still in beta, i.e. they're still testing and things could > be broken. > > Cheers, > -- > Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> >
Yes, Gmail is still in Beta, and it still doesn't always group related discussions together all the time (but it does a pretty good job, my mail box is pretty clean). There's a lot of other nice features, like the ability to archive messages that are very old, and only see the most current, or those threads you really want to follow, or read later. Those of us with gmail accounts don't always have invites. If there are some available to me, i'd see them in my inbox, but i don't see any of them right now. It really is a nice way of organizing messages, especially for a web based account.I'm betting if they opened it up to the general user, there'd be lots of complaints before they got all the major bugs worked out. Barry