How do you get a gmail account?

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  1. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    In the title I went to gmail.com and I dont see anything about registering or creating an account whats up with that.
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    there's a "do you need gmail" thread on here somewhere.
     
  3. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Unless they've changed it, you have to be sent an invite from an existing gmail user to obtain a gmail account. Check around the Forums, I've even seen members here who have "PM me for a free gmail invite!" in their sigs... not sure if this procedure has changed...
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I think it is good that Gmail regulates it like this, but it can also be a a pain. I wanted to set up a second account (one for home, one for church) and it was a pain. I had to find someone to invite me, again!
     
  6. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    gmail is great with mail.app i use it as my main mailing system now and i just love gmail with apple mail app.

    Its lovifull(thats my word)
     
  7. atakordie macrumors member

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    If you live in the US and you have a mobile phone, you can get a gmail account easily. Just go to gmail.google.com, look in the lower right where it says "Sign up for Gmail using your mobile phone" and click. You procede through and google will text you a numeric message to your phone, then you put that in to verify you're a real person. Simple. :)
     
  8. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I didn't know that, thanks.
    Why does google do it that way, what does owning a cell phone prove to them that you deserve e-mail, I just don't get it. :confused:
     
  9. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a

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    No, no, and no with the invites. Anyone can sign up with a mobile phone, check the bottom right of the screen...it's right there.
     
  10. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Oh, this must have changed then - thanks for the info. I thought it was still done solely through the invite process.
     
  11. atakordie macrumors member

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    Well I think that they do that do make sure you don't go out and create 25 accounts for just you, thus taking up over 50 GB of potential space at google. Also, as this is just for the US right now (I think) it lets them control who is getting an account. Lastly, they are probably trying to get more people to sign up with them and to do that, they are making it easier for us.
     
  12. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Is it one account per phone number?
     
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  14. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    Gmail users deserve the exclusivity of being one. We tend to appreciate more of what we don't get easily ;)
     
  15. NewbieNerd macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure about the doing it the cell phone way, but once you get one account, there is a place in the lower left of the mail screen where you have 100 invites at your disposal. I've actually never used any of them...I'll trade one for a powerbook. Hehe. :cool:
     
  16. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    Only 2 invites if you are a new account user. :p
     
  17. rdowns Suspended

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    I just invited myself to create other accounts.
     
  18. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    Why didn't you send an invite to yourself from your new gmail account?
     
  19. SummerBreeze macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't the reason that they do invites because gmail is still in beta? Whether it is or not, I like having to get an invite to use gmail. It's a great service (the only good, large service that works with mail), and knowing that you need an invite makes it a little bit cooler.
     
  20. Sic macrumors 6502

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    yeah, i've got like 100 of those damn things. if anyone wants one, drop me a PM and i'll sort you one
     
  21. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    There you go AP_piano295, problem solved! :)
     
  22. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    Was going to refer you to the isnoop gmail spooler but it seems as if it's closed down now =(
     
  23. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    Here ;)
     
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    I've got 100 invites left, just pm me with your email.
     

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