Tuesday, November 30, 2004

1 Fresh Gmail Invite?

Here's one fresh Gmail invite.. Ok, maybe it's not fresh.. and not even a real Gmail invite. You can even say it's just a waste of webspace floating around the internet. Do I sense a prank? I'm sure many of you have heard of Google bombing and / or the keyword, "weapons of mass destruction". The weapons of mass destruction error page was a famous and probably one of the original Google bombs. When somebody searched for the phrase "weapons of mass destruction," bam. The first result looked much like this error 404 page. It's an interesting way to get your word out and makes for almost a perfect joke. And as you know very well by now, I decided to make a Gmail 404 page. Help spread this Google bomb by posting a link to that page anywhere you can. First person to create a backlink to Gmail invites that gets listed in Google will recieve 10 Gmail invites. This can be done by adding a link to your signature in forums, adding the link on your website, or other places.
Soon, people will find themselves at this page while search for a Gmail invite. =D It can be a cruel and evil joke, but at least it will direct visitors in some good direction.

HTML Source:
<a href="http://www.gmailresource.net/invites/">"Gmail invite"</a>
<a href="http://www.gmailresource.net/invites/">Gmail</a>

Monday, November 29, 2004

Gmail Server Error

Well, guys and gals.. it's happened again. Gmail is down while I type. When will it be back up? I don't know. I haven't had access to my Gmail account for at least 12 hours. While this may be good for yahoo, msn, and other competitors, it's definetly not for many Gmail users. Important emails need to be read and send out but can't.. This isn't the first time either. I guess these are just some of the downfalls of using a service that's still in BETA. GmailForums has a discussion on this and there is even a Google group called Gmail Down specifically for this purpose.

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Gmail Spam

Unsolicitated email, aka Spam. I haven't really had a problem with spam till recently when I started recieving 20+ unsolicitated emails daily from the same basic source. It quickly began to clutter the inbox and became a hassle. Gmail does have a fairly effective spam protection system but is it good enough? Here's an article on Gmail and spam recently added to the article directory.

Monday, November 22, 2004

Free Gmail Invite Oppurtunity

A new Gmail Quest, (possibly the easiest yet), has been released. Just be the first to come up with a question for the Gmail Poll and email G.Quest@gmail.com with the opinion question and five options.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

New Resources

Not much happening. Found a few good articles and a really good Gmail directory. The lastest article discusses why Gmail dominates Hotmail. Hotmail really needs to do something special before all their clients migrate to the great Gmail.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Gmail 4444

The "Gmail Randomizer" is being renamed to "Gmail 4444". This change isn't going to impact anybody but makes it alot easier to find it if you search Google. Just type in Gmail 4444 and you'll easily find it. Don't know what I'm talking about? Check out Gmail 4444.

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Not Much Going On

Not too many things going on lately. Just more and more news about Gmail going POP. Here's the latest article on Gmail POP: Gmail POP. The second quest has also been completed. Here are the two sites: Gmail Addict, FreeMail Connect. I will not be posting the third link I was sent.. sorry, but I have a bone to pick with the owner.

Friday, November 12, 2004

Dead Links Fixed

I just noticed this morning that some of the links to Gmail articles are dead... the reason for this was a "typo" in the url. I was accidently typing .htm instead of .php. Check them out, some interesting information on Gmail in some of those articles.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

First Quest Complete

The first Gmail Quest is complete. It went fairly smooth so I guess I'll continue it. Next quest is coming soon. The next quest will be called, "Find A Gmail Resource". Just find a Gmail related website or article that's not already in our directory. There will be three winners again. Remember, you can still complete quests even after they're complete just for fun.

Monday, November 08, 2004

Gmail Quests

Started a new activity called Gmail Quests. I will be thinking of quests for visitors to complete. Winners will recieve a free Gmail invite. People who still decide to complete the quest for fun will be added to the Gmail Quest Legends page. The first quest is called, "Link to Us". It's really simple. Just add the Gmail Resource button to your web site, or a friends web site, then email me. Read more.

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Gmail 4444 Hits 100,000

Gmail 4444 has reached the 100,000 mark and 16 invites have been claimed. Some interesting statisics. I only had to block one visitor for using a bot to cheat. The cheater made a few thousand requests within a few minutes.. all this does is put a heavy load on the server. I don't mind clicking 5 times a second, but please no scripts or bots. It's just not fair for others or healthy for the server.

Friday, November 05, 2004

New Layout Coming Soon

I've been working on a whole new look for the site. Will have a resource directory with blogs, articles, directories, forums, groups, tutorials, tools, and miscellaneous links. Just one step closer to becoming a helpful Gmail resource to all.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Routine Maintenance ;)

Gave the site a little more structure and found more resources. Also found a few allies (top right corner, in the Partners sections).