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Yay, I got an gmail account!

One of things the sfx team thought up for promoting Firefox was to give away gmail accounts to people who place ‘Get Firefox’ buttons or banners on their websites. As you can see on the frontpage of this website I also have such a button, but I also placed buttons on other websites I created.

About an hour ago I received an email with my gmail acount information

Dear SFX User,
We looked over your Gmail application and it has been approved.  The
information you need to know is:

Activation URL:


To begin using your account simply click on (or copy/paste) the link
in your browser.  Fill in the simple form and enjoy Gmail!
If for some reason you no longer need/want this invite please foward
this message to spreadfirefox.com@gmail.com with "RTN" in the subject

Keep spreading the fire!
SFX Gmail Project Team

So, the next couple of days I will be looking closely at gmail. I’ll probably write something about it soon. My gmail account is niels.leenheer@gmail.com.

BTW, if you want a gmail account, head over to spreadfirefox.com and place one of their buttons on your website. Then apply for the gmail giveaway.

23 Responses to “Yay, I got an gmail account!”

  1. Milind wrote on October 19th, 2004 at 4:40 am

    some gentle CSS dude. excellent design. Pleasing to the eyes which makes me want to read more and more…

  2. anoynmous wrote on October 27th, 2004 at 9:07 am

    If you want a POP3/IMAP server for gmail, have a look at http://gavamail.sf.net.

  3. Djx wrote on November 30th, 2004 at 3:24 pm

    go to my web site (in israel) http://www.israel.telaviv.st
    i have a firefox buttons
    please give me a Gmail account

  4. Aaron W. wrote on December 4th, 2004 at 6:14 pm

    I have and LOVE Gmail! There are so many things in the works as well. Not sure if you knew this but you can now use your gmail account as a HARD DRIVE! Here is the link http://www.wxchat.com/board


  5. Gina wrote on May 19th, 2005 at 9:20 pm

    How do i apply Gmail? Please tell me!!!!!!!!!

  6. zhenchunguang wrote on June 8th, 2005 at 7:23 am


    For apply a gmail account ,you need a invite.

  7. Pond wrote on June 19th, 2005 at 12:11 pm

    Hi! All
    Please send invite to me for apply Gmail :>

  8. tinasss wrote on July 15th, 2005 at 8:43 am

    please help me!

  9. tinasss wrote on July 15th, 2005 at 8:45 am

    Please send invite to me for apply Gmail
    Thank you!

  10. Paul wrote on July 16th, 2005 at 2:45 pm

    Could you please send the invite to me for applying Gmail Account.

  11. Nathaniel S Johnson wrote on July 31st, 2005 at 12:50 pm

    I would also love to have Gmail.
    Can you help/

    Thanks veyr much!

  12. Jeff wrote on August 11th, 2005 at 8:01 pm

    I want a Gmail Account?
    I’d appreciate your sending invite to me.


  13. Jeff wrote on August 11th, 2005 at 8:02 pm

    my mail account is:


  14. wordpress.org wrote on August 16th, 2005 at 8:07 am

    swordfish on "referrers plugin": Hi, I was wondering how this blog can show referrers at the right bottom of the posts: http://www.rakaz.nl/nucleus/item/7 Does anyone know what plugin it is? Thanks.

  15. jamal wrote on August 21st, 2005 at 6:34 pm

    If you want a Gmail account, leave me a message on my blog at the link below


  16. joexu wrote on August 27th, 2005 at 9:34 am


  17. spc76 wrote on August 29th, 2005 at 4:01 am

    can you help me apply for a gmail?
    thank you!
    my mail is ———-@163.com

  18. John wrote on August 29th, 2005 at 10:16 pm

    Apply for a gmail.


  19. Tracy wrote on August 31st, 2005 at 1:37 pm

    Hi, can I apply a gmail invite? thx:-)

  20. Vv wrote on September 11th, 2005 at 10:50 am

    hi, if anyone has a gmail invitation, please send me one witttyme@hotmail.com. i would really appreciated it.

  21. ViennaSidhu wrote on September 11th, 2005 at 5:39 pm



  22. ViennaSidhu@yahoo.com.hk wrote on September 11th, 2005 at 5:51 pm

    forgot to put whole e-mail address

  23. Raj wrote on November 12th, 2005 at 11:28 pm

    Hi could you plz help me to have gmail account i would be very thankful to you