I’ve had a Gmail account for a while now, and I think it’s the best web-based email service around. Besides the 1 GB of storage space, the Gmail user interface is excellent and actually harkens back to some of my favorite, old-school email clients. Gmail is still officially in its beta testing phase and new accounts are by invitation only. Invitations were pretty hard to come by early on, but now that the beta has been going on for a while there are plenty of invitations to go around.
So if you’re looking for a way for all of your students to have an email account, Gmail may be just the ticket. The isnoop.net gmail invite spooler has all the invites you’ll ever need:
Welcome to isnoop.net’s gmail invite spooler. This page offers a place for people with Gmail invites and those who want them to come together with minimal effort and fuss. Currently, we have 1,505,401 invites available to share. Thanks to the generosity of folks like you, we’ve distributed 243,246 invites since this page went up on Sep 13, 2004.
Both of my kids now have their own gmail accounts.