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Archetypal AJAX Application, GMail, Finally Made Available To All-Comers

No longer do you need an invitation from a present user

The archetypal AJAX application, Google's Gmail, is now open to anyone. No longer will you need an invitation from a present user. AJAXWorld Gold sponsor Google launched Gmail in 2005 to huge acclaim, largely on account of its abandonment of folders as a way of organizing e-mail, which it replaced with - what else? - search.

How do you get an account? By going to http://gmail.com and clicking on ”Sign up for Gmail” - simple or what?

Another high-profile Google service, Blogger, recently started the (optional, for now at least) migration of all accounts to new ones based on the Gmail login. There is speculation that, because this means they need to open the subscription to everybody using Blogger who doesn't already have a Gmail account, it was but a small step from this to opening up Gmail completely.

Ultimately all Google's services are likely to be united under the umbrella of a user's Gmail account.

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jsight 02/08/07 12:32:03 PM EST

Now if only they would add IMAP support and improve security, they might have a chance of being successful with Google for Domains.