more gmail invites

When I began offering Gmail invitations I wanted to share them with everyone and gave them out to whoever wanted one. Then some people acted like they had a right to an invite (hey, that rhymes), demanding I give them one via multiple comments, e-mails and request from my contact page. (I have since deleted the comments).

To those people: I got the idea that you wanted an invitation after the first request. Making yourself a nuisance is not a good way to convince me to spend a few hours (with no compensation) giving invitations out to complete strangers.

I have several more invitations to give out, but have decided that I’m going to do it differently this time. Anyone who is a regular reader of my site or on my notification list gets first dibs. Send in your first and last name and e-mail address and I will promptly send out an invitation. Please use it within a day or two. I would rather send them to people who are interested and excited about getting a Gmail account. If you’re only casually interested and won’t bother to use the invitation for several days, please wait until it’s open to the public.

If you’re not a regular reader but are a friendly, polite person who is really interested in using Gmail, use the contact form to send me a request with an explanation of why you want it and I’ll look at those on a case by case basis send you one.

Also, please be aware that Yahoo Mail will send the invites to the Bulk folder, and in some cases Hotmail has bounced them entirely. I will send you a separate e-mail apart from the invitation telling you that I’ve sent the invitation, so if you get that e-mail and no invitation, let me know and I’ll send you the link directly.

Finally, to those who got invites and were appreciative, you’re very welcome, I’m glad I could help. Enjoy using Gmail!

P.S. If you currently use hotmail, which I’ve heard has a 2MB limit, you deserve to have more space. Send in (via the contact form) a short summary of why you want Gmail and if it’s reasonable, I’ll send you an invitation. No one should have to use e-mail with a 2MB limit.

Update: There are still more regular invites, but here are several that were sent out last week and never used.

Update: They’re all used up.

Update: Google has banned Gmail sales.


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  1. I’m starting to think that they’re opening the floodgates up a bit. Every time I give away all my invites, I get more.

    Comment by Anonymous on June 23, 2004 @ 11:33 am
  2. That’s funny, my name didn’t show up with that last one.

    Comment by Meredith on June 23, 2004 @ 11:33 am
  3. Dan, Would you mind sending me an invite? I actually sent you a request to your Yahoo email account earlier (because I had a few other things to tell you), but then I realized you probably don’t use Yahoo anymore now that you Gmail. If you get the message, sorry about the double request.
    Thanks for the offers!

    Comment by Seth Holladay on June 23, 2004 @ 11:53 am
  4. Hey your giving invites out errr could I have one. Thanks if so. And thanks for considering.


    Comment by Charles on June 23, 2004 @ 9:06 pm
  5. hi Dan,
    It was such a co-incidence that the day u talk abou t hotmail, Hotmail decides to increse the mail box size to 250 MB.So even hotmail users need not worry about the size limitations, but GMAIL is something special and iam glad i got one just because of u.

    For the article on hotmail check out:

    Comment by Thejaswi on June 24, 2004 @ 6:53 am
  6. Dang, now Hotmail is offering more space than Yahoo Mail. Competition from Google is one of the best things to happen to web mail.

    Comment by dan on June 24, 2004 @ 8:01 am
  7. “one of the single”, eh? One of me thinks your grammar is slipping! ;)

    Comment by Levi on June 24, 2004 @ 9:20 am
  8. D’oh. I knew that sounded awkward but now that you point it out I feel sheepish. I’ve corrected it.

    Comment by dan on June 24, 2004 @ 9:28 am
  9. Hey, I was just wondering if anyone had an extra gmail invite. Thanks!

    Comment by Winnie on June 24, 2004 @ 12:28 pm
  10. Do you have any more gmail invites? I’d really appreciate it. Thanks! :)

    Comment by Peng on June 24, 2004 @ 2:44 pm
  11. MT3 upgrade and Gmail account
    As the title suggests, I have 1. Purchased MT3 Personal Edition and upgraded my Blog software 2. Got myself a gmail account. Thanks Stef….

    Trackback by on June 24, 2004 @ 11:43 pm
  12. Hey Dan,
    don’t send the invitations to Hotmail. I’ve made an entry on my site about it. Hotmail deletes the mail impromptu.

    Comment by Indranil on June 25, 2004 @ 11:23 am
  13. I send a separate e-mail to everyone I send an invitation to and there have been several hotmail users who have gotten the invitations and used them without a problem. Those that don’t get the invitation but get my e-mail telling them I sent it can request the invitation link from me.

    Comment by dan on June 25, 2004 @ 11:35 am
  14. That’s good to know. Hey I have some more invites left. If you want some…

    Comment by Indranil on June 25, 2004 @ 10:11 pm
  15. really can i have some please??

    Comment by donald on June 27, 2004 @ 1:04 pm
  16. Hi I was wondering if I could get a gmail invite? Thanks!

    Comment by Xia on June 27, 2004 @ 11:13 pm
  17. Hi! I would so love to have a gmail invite :) I only use hotmail now and I have so many files stored, I really don’t have much space anymore…I really hope that if you have some extra to spare, you can send one along to me…but otherwise it’s alright.
    Thanks :)


    Comment by Vicki on June 28, 2004 @ 12:24 am
  18. Hello Dan,
    I want to have a gmail account. When i heard that gmail will start, i was searching that if gmail is started. i need a gmail account very badly so plz give me one. plz plz plz plz plz plz . my email address is

    Comment by Tanjim on June 30, 2004 @ 5:55 am
  19. I need a gmail account because of the features of easy searching that I have heard of. All these days I was studying for my professional exam and now when I am on the net most of the give-aways are gone…

    if possible consider sending me an invitation assuming you have still one left with you.

    my email address is

    Comment by Edward Lobo on July 6, 2004 @ 8:14 am
  20. With Googles’ recent diversification into web-mail, I was wondering what’s next. Maybe a Google Messenger using the new Gmail addys as a ‘passport’ like MSN use. This idea would appeal to new users who don’t like microsofts SLOW email and messenger services, and it could be bundled with your new account. Their messenger program could be sat there waiting for you in your new inbox, ready to install. For that matter, companies could PAY google to include their Beta versions in any new accounts… You never know. It’s just an idea…

    What do you think???

    Comment by PSY on July 7, 2004 @ 7:44 am
  21. Dear Dan.

    Can you pls send one Gmail invitation, I tired so hard to get but no body ready to send me link , they asking for money.
    If you help me in this regards I will be very great ful to you.

    With warm regards.

    Comment by Prajay on July 13, 2004 @ 9:46 am
  22. Hey Dan,

    I’ll be pretty honest with you. I’ve been searching all around the web for a gmail account invite and I’m not a regular at your site. I really need more space than on my hotmail account for two main reasons: I’m a high school senior (in my college search proccess) and unfortuantely by signing up for a lot of newsletters (financial aid, college search etc) I get a lot of non-spam mail that I need but to keep in my account. Also i just moved to America (from India) and need more space than hotmail to keep in touch (they keep sending me updates and silly forwards that i’m too
    guilty to remove :).
    Added to this of course, I’d love to be part of Gmail and have superior spam blocking.

    Would be very appreciative if you could send me an invite or propose any fair exchange deal.

    Thanx alot :)

    Comment by Rishi on July 15, 2004 @ 1:23 am
  23. Evening Dan.

    If you do come across more invites I would appreciate receiving one. As you can see I live with hotmails 2mb limit which makes it a little tough when staying in touch with family in the Uk. Appreciate your consideration Dan.


    Comment by David R on July 27, 2004 @ 8:58 pm
  24. hello….can somebody help me get a gmail invite? i really really desperately need one! just one! :D
    please send me a gmail invite to kerout001[at]hotmail[dot]com thanks!!

    Comment by xavi on August 4, 2004 @ 9:19 pm
  25. Dan, Hi. How are you? I am an extremly experienced E-mail user, since Gmail is new in this field. I believe that I can really contribute lots of the comments whether it good or bad. Of course we can predict that the Google-web business will bull head with those Internet Giant(s) each other soon, I sure will help you guys to enhance all the web applications if I can.
    Please invite me to get into Google GMail family then I will start contribute to GMail with all my experiences immediately. Thanks.

    Comment by AL on August 6, 2004 @ 10:08 pm

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