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February 7, 2007

More People Can Sign up for a Gmail Account

Although Google posted in Gmail's help that "anyone in the world is now welcome to create a Gmail account at mail.google.com/mail/signup", Google's definition of the world was pretty limited.

Screenshot from Yahoo cache. Thank you, Tony!

Gmail is now a public beta in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Brazil, Australia, Russia and Japan, according to BBC. If you live in one of those places, you can go to Gmail.com, and look for "Sign up for Gmail" or you can visit this page to create an account.

Note: I apologize for the partly inaccurate information, but Google is responsible for it. Maybe Gmail is not yet ready to go public.

42 comments:

  1. Gmail mail fetcher not yet everywhere.... I'm still missing it.

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  2. I have browsed throughout the page and have tried various links. But i could not find the signup link. I found it at the Help page, but itis not working., It takes you to the Gmail login page.

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  3. Not everywhere... I'm in Germany and the homepage of gmail does not have this sign up link. I'm already using it since September 04

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  4. Yes, it's official. Gmail is open EVERYWHERE. If you don't see the link on Gmail's homepage, you'll see it later today. Meanwhile, you can try the direct link.

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  5. And if you don't believe me, here's something from Gmail help:

    "Can I sign up without the invitation code? Or without a mobile phone?

    Anyone in the world is now welcome to create a Gmail account at http://mail.google.com/mail/signup. Enjoy!"

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  6. Most interesting: Russian users get this earlier than the rest of the world :)

    I think this is bad decision. Invitations doesn't prevent anyone from getting gmail account, but this can be a good way to fight spammers:
    If you spam, your account should be closed, and if you give invites to three spammers, your account also should be closed, and so on...

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  7. not yet working here in india!

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  8. signup link available in Portugal, but no fecther for google apps

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  9. And if you don't believe me...

    I believe you ;-) but this link isn't working in the UK:

    http://mail.google.com/mail/signup

    I guess the Gmail sign up page isn't like Santa - simply believing isn't good enough... ;-)

    Luckily, this link posted in the Google Blogoscoped forum by David Hetfield works fine for me in the UK.

    BTW, the Mail Fetcher feature is now available in around 10 family/friends' accounts that I've been able to check - and it wasn't there before yesterday.

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  10. great. now everyone is gonna sign up and they will have to make a "premium" version that you have to pay for and a free version like yahoo.

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  11. I believe this has been available in the US for some time now. Am I wrong?

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  12. it's still beta, they should probably take it out of beta, or if its not beta they should have their graphics team fix up the gmail graphics

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  13. Man, I love my Gmail. I've never used a free email account so much and I don't even mind the ads that are in there. I'm glad more people are going to have access to Gmail as I'm tired of seeing people with some 2nd rate email account that can't accept a decent sized file or have a piece of junk spam filter that blocks the real emails and lets in all the spam!

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  14. The link from above works entered from germany!
    i also like gmail alot, because of the easy pop and smtp access via Mail on Mac or Outlook on PC.
    Now i won´t have to invite people personally anymore - i just recommend - that´s great! :)

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  15. not working here in mexico, the 'direct link' redirects to gmail's login page. the 'sign up' link doesn't seem to be existent.

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  16. Well, I can tell you one thing: It is not available yet in Costa Rica.

    I went there and no sign up button appears anywhere. Neither is there any information regarding the issue of them going public.

    I don't know where you get your information but your sources are wrong, this is not available yet EVERYWHERE in the world.

    You should not publish things on your blog without verifying the information. And next time a quote from a Google executive or a link to the news source that published the information would help to prove to your readers the veracity of what you're writing

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  17. Google's help says that:

    === ATTENTION! LINK FROM GMAIL'S HELP ===
    Gmail should be available everywhere
    === I'VE ALREADY POSTED THIS LINK ABOVE ===

    You must be patient because Google has a lot of data centers and new features aren't available for everyone at the same time. I'm in Europe and the sign-up link works for me.

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  18. I'm in the States, and the Gmail login page still links to the SMS signup. And the direct signup link goes to the login page.

    I think you're right though, it's just a matter of patience to wait for it to come through, especially considering that those help pages were changed on the 5th ;)

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  19. isn't working in Argentina, I wanted to check out if this was real but couldn't

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  20. It looks like someone at Google goofed and published the page too early - they've edited the support page and changed the answer back to the need for an invite or mobile phone.


    Darn it.

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  21. Google world has been reduced...the "available everywhere" does not include Canada yet...like others...

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  22. Not working in India as of yet!

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  23. try to use free proxy and sign up
    working in vietnam.
    thank for this post

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  24. try tor, maybe you'll get lucky and end up on a router in the right country.

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  25. I've been using Gmail for a few months now, definately worth it. If you have your own domain, check out Google Apps, GMail but hosted with your domains email...

    If you like GMail nice to have it with your own domain, not just an "on behalf of" type email...

    Renee

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  26. It surely works for me right now. I'm in Belarus.

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  27. See this.... Looks Awesome...http://enginepuller.com/

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  28. Works perfectly in Australia!

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  29. From the FAQ...

    Can I sign up without the invitation code? Or without a mobile phone?

    You need to receive and enter a special invitation code in order to create an account. Currently, we are only sending these codes as text messages to mobile phones. So you will need to have a mobile phone with text message capabilities (most phones have this) and the invitation code itself.

    One of the reasons we are offering this new way to sign up for Gmail is to help protect our users and combat abuse. Spam and abuse protection are two things we take very seriously, and our users have been very happy with the small amount of spam they've received in their Gmail accounts. We take many measures to ensure that spammers have a difficult time sending their spam messages, getting these messages delivered, or even obtaining a Gmail account (spammers will often use many different accounts to send spam). Sending invitation codes to mobile phones via SMS is one way to address this, as the number of accounts per phone number can be limited.

    If you want to open an account a different way, you may want to ask a friend with a mobile phone to receive an invitation code for you or to ask someone you know who already has a Gmail account to email you an invitation.

    updated 2/7/2007

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  30. I would like to use the GMail website to access my email without actually opening up a GMail account or having to change my email address. Currently, I use the Yahoo website but Yahoo's service is getting very bad. Is it possible to simply use the Gmail website without downloading or signing up for the program, or having to change my email address?

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  31. I would like to use the GMail website to access my email without actually opening up a GMail account or having to change my email address. Currently, I use the Yahoo website but Yahoo's service is getting very bad. Is it possible to simply use the Gmail website without downloading or signing up for the program, or having to change my email address?

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  32. when i try to sign up it says account already made could anyone help me

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  33. thanks for give me a link....................i think Gmail mail fetcher not yet everywhere..

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  34. its the only one of my accounts i can access on my phone

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  35. sometimes i try to type in a password, but it keeps on making me retype it. i tried to get in a bunch of times. it still doesn't work!!! i want it to be fixed so i can get an account. it also keeps on telling me i have to have an age requirement.(always) i also don't get why i have to type in letters that are in a mess. i hope it will improve!*****

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  36. this is getting on my nerves i thought that they said that more people can sign up on gmail.i mean all i want is to be able to let people know bout my buisness

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