Email

Themes for your Gmail

If you’re bored of the plain old white Gmail background, then one option is to use the Better Gmail Firefox extension which added a few themes. Gmail now comes with several different skins that you can use to beautify your inbox. In a quote from their blog post: We wanted to go beyond simple color customization, so out of the 30 odd themes we’re launching today, there’s a shiny theme with chrome styling, another one that turns your inbox into a retro notepad, nature themes that change scenery over time, weather driven themes that can rain on your mailbox, and fun characters to keep you in good company.

Now share Videos on Google Apps

If you are using a Premier Edition of Google Apps for your organization, then you have good news. You can now share videos via Google Video for Google Apps. The main features of Google Video: Share rich video information – Video sharing makes important communications like internal trainings and corporate announcements more personal, engaging and effective.

It’s a Wonderful Internet (Fun Friday)

I remember nearly ten years ago me venturing into a tiny cyber cafe in an attempt to understand what the Internet was all about, what email is and what did people mean when they said chat online. Those days, to use the internet cost a bomb with horrible dialup speeds. Well, the internet today still costs a bomb but the speeds have gotten significantly better!

FeedBlitz Changes Its TOS – Lists with 5000+ Subscribers Effected

FeedBlitz, a popular Blog to Email service has changed its Terms of Service which come into effect on August 19, 2007. The two main changes to the terms of service are: Lists with an active circulation of 5,000 or more must be on a FeedBlitz premium service (Pro, Turbo or Newsletter Edition). Ads will be inserted into subscriber emails for lists with circulations of this size until such time as they comply This is indeed a surprising change, though their reasoning for the same makes sense.

Gmail is now Open To All

For as long as Gmail has existed, it has been an invite only, which meant that you couldn’t get an account unless you managed to find some kind soul to invite you for one. During the early days invites were rare and you could even find them for sale on eBay. I remember getting my invite from some forum with the condition I had to give back, which I did.