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johnnyjibbs
Sep 1, 2005, 09:52 AM
After using Hotmail for 6 months (on the road) I feel like kicking this POS to the moon and back. I can't figure out how to get a GMail account set up though - is it just for developers or something?

jelloshotsrule
Sep 1, 2005, 09:55 AM
someone who has a gmail account has to invite you, but they're easy to get in general. try here

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=76115

johnnyjibbs
Sep 1, 2005, 10:00 AM
someone who has a gmail account has to invite you, but they're easy to get in general. try here

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=76115
Thanks, I'll look into it.

ColoJohnBoy
Sep 1, 2005, 10:05 AM
Just sent an invitation. Enjoy!

zelmo
Sep 1, 2005, 10:05 AM
Just sent an invitation. Enjoy!

49 more where that came from. :D

johnnyjibbs
Sep 1, 2005, 10:17 AM
Thanks ColoJohnBoy! And sorry PM666 I could not take you up! I have to say that was commendably quick - I feel so popular!! :p

Now to see what all the fuss is about... :cool:

johnnyjibbs
Sep 1, 2005, 10:21 AM
It's faster than Hotmail! Great! And is there a Mail.app plugin for viewing in Mail, just like the hotmail one?

devilot
Sep 1, 2005, 10:39 AM
It's faster than Hotmail! Great! And is there a Mail.app plugin for viewing in Mail, just like the hotmail one?On gmail's site you can find step by step directions to set up POP mail so that it will work through/with Apple's Mail. It's neat. :o I like it!

:edit: Here (http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=13275) is the link to the page that walks you through setting up the POP mail.

erickg
Sep 1, 2005, 10:41 AM
Actually you can use Gmail as a regular POP mail account, not plugin required. Just click on the settings button in Gmail and enable it. There are detailed instructions there on how to set it up in Mail for OS X (probably also for Entourage, but I use Mail). Welcome to the world of Gmail! :)

Edit: Ahhh! Devilot, you're too quick! :p

johnnyjibbs
Sep 2, 2005, 08:58 AM
Thanks you guys. This is sweet.

katereid@mac.co
Sep 13, 2005, 01:38 PM
Please,please can anyone help me - my .mac account expires in 10 days and I do not want to renew it as its waste of money for me,but would ove to set up a gmail account. So to get to my point I believe you have to be invited. Can anyone invite me? Pleeeeeeease?

gwuMACaddict
Sep 13, 2005, 01:40 PM
Please,please can anyone help me - my .mac account expires in 10 days and I do not want to renew it as its waste of money for me,but would ove to set up a gmail account. So to get to my point I believe you have to be invited. Can anyone invite me? Pleeeeeeease?

did you read this thread? click on the link to the thread with the gmail invites... :rolleyes: :confused:

SummerBreeze
Sep 13, 2005, 02:19 PM
Please,please can anyone help me - my .mac account expires in 10 days and I do not want to renew it as its waste of money for me,but would ove to set up a gmail account. So to get to my point I believe you have to be invited. Can anyone invite me? Pleeeeeeease?

I sent one, although you have probably already gotten one. But I have about a billion invites, might as well use them up.

jwhil
Oct 26, 2006, 10:16 PM
Pick me! Pick me!
If anyone would be so kind as to payitforward, I'm ready for gmail. Tired of the yahoomail problems with pop account.
Thanks in advance to the kind soul who responds.:)

tech4all
Oct 26, 2006, 10:58 PM
Pick me! Pick me!
If anyone would be so kind as to payitforward, I'm ready for gmail. Tired of the yahoomail problems with pop account.
Thanks in advance to the kind soul who responds.:)

You can request an invite in this thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=76115&highlight=gmail). :)