Google Opens Gmail. Invitations No Longer Needed

Posted on February 8, 2007

Google's email service called Gmail is now open to everyone -- an invitation is no longer needed. A BBC news story has a couple interesting facts.

They say Gmail is Google Mail in some countries including the UK. They also note that the opening of Gmail to everyone should stop people from selling Gmail accounts -- which apparently has been happening somewhere.

Google Operating System says Google's definition of the world is limited. The blog says, "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, and look for 'Sign up for Gmail' or you can visit this page to create an account."

So, Gmail (or Google Mail) is now a public beta in many countries but not all.

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