Well, not literally. But I need to get a sufficient volume of mail into jzawodn@gmail.com that I can get a better feel for what it's going to do. You know, to see past the gigabyte and all.

Sure, I'll probably dig up some stuff from my archives and send it over, but it'd be more interested to use recent mail.

Of course, as a byproduct of putting my address here, I'm sure to get actual spam as well. That'll help to see if their filters catch most of it. I expect they will.

Either way, I win. Well, okay, maybe "win" is too strong a word.

Posted by jzawodn at April 20, 2004 07:49 PM

Reader Comments
# Simon Willison said:

Just out of interest, how come everyone's getting these gmail accounts? I signed up for alerts the day they put up the "sign up for our alerts" page and haven't heard anything. Is it a random beta or are people pulling strings of some sort?

on April 20, 2004 07:56 PM
# Pooya Karimian said:

It seems that they are offering Gmail to people based on their Google Ranks... aren't they?

on April 20, 2004 08:15 PM
# Micah said:

I found this message on the front page when I logged into Blogger today:

> As an active Blogger user, we would like to invite
> you to be one of the first to try out Google's new
> email service, Gmail.
> Would you like to give it a whirl? YES / NO

This may be part of a slow-rollout plan.

on April 20, 2004 08:32 PM
# jr said:

Seems reasonably simple thing to do.

$ mkdir backup
$ cd backup
$ tar -zc ../cpan |uuencode cpan.tar.gz |split -C 4096;
$ for i in x*; do; cat $i |mail -s $i jeremy@gmail.com; done

(And yeah, I'm fully expecting someone to note that I got the last line wrong. For some reason I didn't want to actually test sending you a copy of my cpan directory)

on April 20, 2004 08:48 PM
# JK said:

B@stardos! :) I'd love to get my hands on a Gmail account- I have tons of mail to test with (and I doubt that JZ would appreciate it all). I ditched my Blogger account for a MovableType installation about 12 months ago; any other ways to come by a Gmail account?

on April 20, 2004 08:49 PM
# Jon Gales said:

From my experience (only been a week or so), Gmail sucks at spam detection. I posted on it here with an image of my inbox here.

FYI: How I got so much mail in a few short days was I had a few accounts go to @gmail as well as the POP mailboxes.

on April 20, 2004 09:32 PM
# justin said:

Also got a gmail account here as well as I'm a frequent blogger on Blogger.com.

Spam detection sucks at the moment - maybe they haven't got their bayes filters up to speed.

spam away:

on April 21, 2004 02:46 AM
# Matt said:

You could probably start filling up your gmail account by signing up for a few development mailing lists. They are known for a ton of mail...

on April 21, 2004 01:49 PM
# Donny said:

Whenever testing out a new mail account, I always send the mysql documentation to myself. Just incase, I forgot what it was, since you probably need it more than I do, I'm sending you a copy. :)))


on April 21, 2004 08:00 PM
# bob said:

You probably picked easy names because you could. How many spammers set steven, steven1, steven2 as possible tagrgets...?

on April 22, 2004 11:34 AM
# flikker said:

De reden waarom het zolang duurt om een gmail acount te krijgen is gewoon :

Google moet genoeg servers hebben.
The reason why that during so long, is that google must install. enough servers for

on April 25, 2004 09:29 AM
# Petr Nachtmann said:

It's easy to get spammed. The first step is to post your addresses on pages with a high PageRank (done here) and then you can post to some newsgroups with your Gmail addressess jzawodn@gmail.com, justinf@gmail.com as the sender addresses.

There is a very useful document available at

on April 25, 2004 09:51 AM
# zenitalsurf said:

hey and whats goign on with spain? we also need invitations in this country...think about the last 8 years with Mr. Aznar....Bush's friend....we are so hopeless....send invitations to su please!

I can be your embassador here xD

see ya! Adios!

on October 4, 2004 02:23 PM
# zenitalsurf said:

hey and whats goign on with spain? we also need invitations in this country...think about the last 8 years with Mr. Aznar....Bush's friend....we are so hopeless....send invitations to su please!

I can be your embassador here xD

see ya! Adios!

on October 4, 2004 02:24 PM
# joe said:

please send me a gmail account because my hotmail account is 1.8mb full!!! manhattan_o_g_350@hotmail.com thank you

on October 13, 2004 01:34 AM
# Angel Sumon said:

I need a gmail account and please provide it early otherwise i will die.

on October 13, 2004 08:59 AM
# Angel Sumon said:

I need a gmail account ....
Please provide me early.My email address is

on October 13, 2004 09:11 AM
# cyrus said:

can i get a gmail invite also... thanks in advance

on November 30, 2004 12:09 PM
# John said:

gmail is only for gays!!! I am proud not to have one!! WAhhhhhhh.. just kidding.. I need one.


on December 7, 2004 12:43 AM
# Jack said:

I want one.


on April 15, 2005 04:30 PM
# shaun said:

I want some spam!

on May 9, 2005 04:47 PM
# Jack said:

If anyone wants a gmail invite, i have loads to give away. I know there as easy to find as air, but for those who havent got one, (there now 2gigs) just drop me a line - jackgillespie@gmail.com

on May 14, 2005 07:36 AM
# reality said:

Please i Need Gmail Account

on June 16, 2005 05:12 PM
# Kate said:

Can I please get an invite for a gmail account?


on August 5, 2005 04:05 PM
# Kate said:

Sorry - forgot my email address!


on August 5, 2005 04:07 PM
# Nerd said:

If anyone wants a gmail account, just send me a small email with just their email in it - preferably with a subject title saying "Gmail invite please" or summat similar to that.

on August 27, 2005 07:08 PM
# kuntscab said:

I want some spam too...


on December 9, 2005 05:37 AM
# Brett said:

tor1n_@hotmail.com <--email everything u got

on January 2, 2006 10:23 PM
# POW said:

nbaballa763@yahoo.com Spam away people!

on December 19, 2006 05:11 AM
# tony@riddler.co.uk said:


spam me


on April 2, 2007 08:24 AM
# Sonia said:

test mine too please.

on April 13, 2007 08:09 AM
# SPAM me said:



on November 27, 2008 01:46 PM
# arturgroclin said:

arturgroclin@wp.pl spam me

on December 12, 2008 11:19 AM
# THE BADGER!!! said:


SPAM ME!!!! ;D

on March 3, 2009 05:34 AM
# spam1@live.com said:



on March 4, 2009 02:50 AM
# Vads said:

Spam me? Please!? vperetokin@gmail.com

on April 19, 2009 06:49 AM
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