GMail Lifted Invitation Only Registration

Posted on 10th February, 2007

If you go to GMail you’ll notice that everyone can now sign up for a GMail account without he need for an invitation from an exiting GMail user.

Unlike other free web based email service, registering to GMail uses SMS verification codes where you have to enter your mobile phone number to get an invitation code directly.

The phone number is stored to manage the number of accounts created per phone. Supplying your mobile phone is compulsory and one of the reasons why GMail is by invitation only or uses SNS verification codes is to prevent abuse of the system especially spamming.

If you are using GMail, do you receive fewer spam emails as compare to other web based email services like Yahoo Mail or Hotmail?


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An engineer by training, Victor has been working full-time online as an Internet marketer, a programmer and an app developer since 2001. He has been blogging at Sabahan.com since 2006 sharing his experience and teaching people how to make money online. Click here to join his private Facebook Group for bloggers.

  • Joneh says:

    im used to yahoo 2GB email… any positive thing about using gmail? im sure they have but can anyone compares it to hotmail or yahoo? pro and cons? thanks.

  • Wahlau.NET says:

    i thought it was long taken away..but invitation are still there

  • pinolobu says:

    once i got to using gmail, i never rarely went back to using my yahoo and definitely not the lumbering hotmail.

    spam control i think really good.

    btw, i noticed registration at Orkut also no more invite-only.

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