I think it's a good thing. I haven't managed to get an account yet but I'm prepared to wait. Why are some people so impatient? I mean, it's only another email account at the end of the day. I already have about five to ten addresses that I use regularly and I don't think having an extra one @gmail.com is going to greatly improve my life.
Funny how this little "crack down" hasn't caused a decrease in the number of GMail accounts for sale on eBay.
I think it's a good thing. I haven't managed to get an account yet but I'm prepared to wait. Why are some people so impatient?
Because it's rare to be able to get "whatyouwant@" a free email service. I want a GMail account not only for the ads (which I am in FAVOR of by the way) but because I like having a portable email account with enough space to actually use. I hate having to give out "firstname.lastname@example.org" because "myname" is taken on every major web-based mail service.
People want GMail accounts early to secure email@example.com - plain and simple. Send me $5 via PayPal and I'll invite you.