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Thanks to a barefooted guy, I now have a Gmail account. I'm hoping to keep it free from spam to have an usable webmail in case I'm away from home. My regular mail gets unbelievably clogged in just few days as I'm getting few hundred messages - most of them spam - every day. If I don't download my mail for three days, the situation is horrible.

I'm not sure if I'll have much use for the account otherwise, but at least it's pretty cool. This - I fear - reveals my utter geekdom, but hey, at least I didn't have to name my firstborn child (or secondborn, for that matter) after some stranger to get one. Come on, people, it's only a webmail account...

It's amazing what lengths people are going to get an account, just because Google is cool and Gmail is invite-only. If something is not given to everyone, everyone will want it, it seems...

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