Dr Nic

Hosted Gmail

First there was email. Time passed. Then there was Gmail.

Hosted Gmail in Action I’m not writing to convince non-Gmail users to use Gmail. I’m writing show this screen shot of Hosted Gmail in action. It’s a beta mail hosting service on top of the beta gmail service, so assuming beta < 1, therefore beta*beta < beta; ergo, it may be worse than gmail alone. But I'm prepared for any possible punishment. Gmail is just that wonderful.

The hosting solution may seem redundant for people who've setup email forwarding from their non-gmail accounts to gmail, but Hosted Gmail would seem a cleaner solution, with unlimited potential. Currently that potential begins with allowing the management of additional users. Its a start.

Dr Nic's Wish: Hosted Gmail to provide "public" access to each others' emails within your domain (or subgroups) so that knowledge that accumulates within email boxes can be shared more easily.

Dr Nic's History: when I first learnt Ruby on Rails, the first thing I did was build a Gmail clone. This was pre-RJS days and before I discovered TrimPath, so the Javascript usage was clunky, and it sent a lot of HTML back to the browser instead of JSON data. But it was lovely.

Gmail Hosted: https://www.google.com/hosted

8 Responses to “Hosted Gmail”

  1. Dr Nic says:

    The image magic is provided by ThickBox/jQuery

  2. G says:

    Cool blog man!

  3. evan says:

    I like your ActiveRecord work a lot, but your your white on orange blog theme is borderline unreadable. Just so you know.

  4. Dr Nic says:

    @evan – re: overbearing orange – I agree.

    It was my first WordPress installation, and my enthusiasm for adding plugins and extending the HTML made forget to choose a simple theme in the first place.

    Note to self: copy out the header/style/sidebar changes; install new theme (scribbish?); put fun stuff back in.

  5. Dr Nic says:

    @evan – no more orange. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  8. MBA Project says:

    Thanks…I have been always curious using gmail with different domains.

    Gmail allows integration with other accounts…but is limited to 5.

    However now they charge $50 per year for all the google services