…or “how I learned to stop fighting spam and love GMail”. My itchy keyboard was nudged by a recent comment on my old Yahoo! Mail Beta review post. If you’ve been reading for a while you’ll remember that I was a huge fan of Oddpost, to the point of continuing to use Oddpost despite their [...]
The inevitable Oddpost shutdown email has arrived. Oddpost is going offline as of 30th March 2006. Everything is switching over to the new Yahoo mail beta built by the Oddpost guys. Finally I can ditch Internet Explorer! I’m a bit gutted that Oddpost users were promised free Yahoo Premium accounts, but the reality is one [...]
Gmail appears to be majorly broken at the moment. Normally I wouldn’t think much of it, but it has been down for hours and seems lots of users are having the same issues. This appears to be a biggie. Hopefully this post will be useful to people like me who search Bloglines and Technorati to [...]
Ok so I’m in. As an Oddpost user, I’ve got an account with access to Yahoo!’s new mail beta. Click the image at right for a screenshot showing an interactive drag-n-drop of a message into a different folder. You can’t see the cursor, but the little green tick changes to a cross when you can’t [...]
I’ve been using Oddpost as my main webmail client for a couple of years now, and it was with trepidation that I reported the sale of Oddpost to Yahoo a while back. The Oddpost experience is a bittersweet one: Oddpost supports a fantastic DHTML interface that puts GMail to shame, but it only runs in [...]
…is something I never ever thought I would do. However as a longtime Oddpost subscriber and user, I’m hanging out for that invite to the Yahoo mail beta built by the Oddpost guys. SiliconBeat says: The biggest win for me will be Firefox support. Frankly the only reason I open Internet Explorer on my machine [...]
I’m not sure if these are still as coveted as they once were, but I have a couple (well, four to be more precise) of GMail invites to give away. 10 points if you can find my email and manage to send me a request.
It seems that I’m not the only one who is furiously pumping GMail invites through the isnoop invite spooler. This guy is getting the same behaviour: basically when I empty my 6 invites, I get 6 more within a couple of days max, but usually within minutes. I’m guessing that Google are using the invite [...]
So, who actually reads this stuff then? I have devised a quick test to find out: there’s a GMail invite available to whoever gives the most interesting reason why they need one (or plain grovels the most). Comment away! Or send me an email if you’re too boring to post in the comments.
I posted a comment about GMail on slashdot recently. The main gist of the comment was that I was largely unimpressed with GMail, and saw it as at most a version 0.4-ish beta as opposed to the 0.9-ish that a lot of people seem to be raving about. One of the items I pointed out [...]