Google's free e-mail service will shed the final remnants of its invitation-only restrictions Wednesday....
Posted 2/14/2007 7:39 AM ET
By Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press
Invitations will no longer be required to join the nearly 3-year-old "Gmail" service in the United States, Canada, Mexico and a swath of Asian and South American countries where the Mountain View-based company previously limited the number of users.
With those restrictions now lifted, Gmail will be open to all comers worldwide for the first time since Google unveiled the service on April Fool's Day in 2004.
...some do, some don't; some will, some won't (WR)