On Monday *Google* started selecting random visitors off the Google homepage. In the upcoming days keep an eye out for the Gmail link below the search box. Clicking on it will allow you to *sign up for a free Gmail account*.
I hope that you are of the lucky to get picked. Not to brag but fortunately I recieved the link yesterday and am excited to give Gmail a try.
Although still in Beta development it looks like Google may be testing its 1 GB free email product on a larger audience.
It also appears that the *Search Engine company* may be trying to compete with other services like Microsoft and Yahoo and therefore may be turning up the heat.
Besides sending and recieving email, Gmail can allow you to share information on other web-related topics such as security, software, browsers and peer2peer programs.