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Google bans Gmail sales

Google stops people profiting from e-mail addresses

     
3:53 pm on Jul 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Gmail sellers beware, Google wants to stop people profiting from the trade in popular e-mail addresses.

[news.bbc.co.uk...]

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.

I wish people would wake up...

4:36 pm on July 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Looks like google figured the market for people prepared to purchase gmail accounts was diminishing so they decided to restir a little of the fantastic publicity it was providing them.

Magic.

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4:44 pm on July 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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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 "myname18373790302828009080kjjjblahblahg@yahoo.com" because "myname" is taken on every major web-based mail service.

People want GMail accounts early to secure theirname@gmail.com - plain and simple. Send me $5 via PayPal and I'll invite you.

Heh j/k.