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1:06 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Have I missed this NY Times story somewhere else on the site?

Google Planning to Roll Out E-Mail Service [nytimes.com]

[biz.yahoo.com...]

[mercurynews.com...]

[wired.com...]

[gmail.google.com...]

[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 3:55 am (utc) on April 1, 2004]
[edit reason] added links [/edit]

4:44 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Gmail.com created on 1995-Aug-13 (Record last updated on..: 2004-Mar-31 16:50:22) Not sure it was originally own by Google?

Googlemail.com created on 2001-Jul-18

4:52 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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In the 'Top Stories' for Google News & now for CNN.com.

Wow, if G could convincingly kill the SPAM Goliath with a free gig to boot...

5:11 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hey GoogleGuy can you make me a reservation on your new island?
*ttp://www.googland.com/beta.html were the Pigeonrank fly to ;-)
The e-mail server (cage for pigeon) are probably host there!

[edited by: Allergic at 5:22 am (utc) on April 1, 2004]

5:22 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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So what did folks decide? :)
5:23 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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The code name for this 'project' was really GoogleGuyMail. :)
5:27 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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So what did folks decide? :)

I have decided that it is real. You have too many lawyers at the Googleplex to pull a stunt like this. I can't wait to try it.

5:34 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Pah. April fools. :)
5:34 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'd love to have a adress soon. It will be a killer apps. Really good move. I receive a spam each 5 minute on day time and if Gmail can handle thoses I love that.

They only thing make me a bit nervous is contextual ad, not the ad by itself, but to serve this ad, you've got to "read" the email?

BTW GG, I write to you today for a little problem on a probably penalized site with the : Dissatisfied? Help us improve form. Hope for the school dropping kids you'll have time to read it!

Sorry for my poor english writing

5:37 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I reckon its one of the cleverest marketing stunts in a long time.

Have a 'real' product you are about to launch - but ham it up a bit, and announce it on April Fools Day.

There is enough credibility to make it seem real - and enough 'telltale' humour' - "Heck Yeah!" - to make it look like an April Fools Day joke (and canned meat).

It has to be real. If it wasn't - they'd have admitted it by now!

6:12 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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GG you should talk to Wayne Rosing to review some releases :

MSNBC: ...The new service, which goes live Thursday at www.gmail.com...

Search Engine Watch : ...Rosing said the system has been in development for a number of years and used internally by employees. Now it's being turned into a product for the public, though most of the public will still need to wait a few weeks to try it....

I probably have to wait a few weeks to try it ;-(

6:13 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Its real they just put up the faq <add> but the "Interested in an account?" doesn't go anywhere =P

[edited by: Silicon at 6:17 am (utc) on April 1, 2004]

6:13 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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>So what did you folks decide?

If its a hoax, Danny Sullivan took the bait.

Gmail is "Google saying, 'Look, you want to come after us in search, we'll come after you, as well,' " says Danny Sullivan, editor of SearchEngineWatch newsletter. "It puts the other guys on the defensive. Now, Yahoo has to evaluate whether to improve their e-mail searching capability and whether they should provide more storage."

[usatoday.com...]

Its real. Can I get a personalized email alert whem gmail.com is live?

6:17 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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[google.com...]
6:19 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Silicon's right ... based on what they're showing now at http://gmail.google.com/ [gmail.google.com], you have to think it's real.

But it's odd that this is all being thrown together over the course of this evening. I hope the Grateful Dead's cook is working late tonight to keep everyone well-fed at G-plex.

6:19 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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>>I reckon its one of the cleverest marketing stunts in a long time.

User Complaint About Existing Services Leads Google to Create Search-Based Webmail

[google.com...]

If I were betting on where that came from (it is April Fool's Day so what the heck)...

6:21 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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From the first line of the press release:

[google.com...]

"Amidst rampant media speculation, Google Inc. today announced it is testing a preview release of Gmail"

Uhhh, well it doesn't seem like a joke to me - but that first line is BS. I don't recall hearing anything like this.

Gmail is listed on this page of domains for sale:

[netconcept.com...]

Apparently google changed the whois about 5 days ago. Too short for a real product launch, but not too short for some real plans.

If it is a joke - there are going to be a lot of ticked off people. So I vote not a joke - even though it sounds fishy.

6:27 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I was hoping for 30MB free searchable mail [webmasterworld.com], 1 gig is stretching my dreams ;)

If I could upload all my favourite pdf's [webmasterworld.com] etc and it could full text search the attachments... that would be something..

6:27 am on Apr 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Now that they have actual content up - let's continue over here

[webmasterworld.com...]

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