A couple of people have asked me for Gmail invitations. So far, I don’t have a link in my profile that allows me to invite anyone. I’m reproducing the following page from the Gmail FAQ that I hope will help explain why I can’t yet invite anyone [emphasis added]:
How do I invite others to join Gmail?
Because we’re currently only offering Gmail as part of a preview release and limited test, we don’t have details on when Gmail will be made more widely available.
As we make way for more accounts, we may periodically allow you to invite others to join Gmail. When we do so, you will see an invitation link in your inbox.
To invite someone, click on the ‘Invite a friend to join Gmail!’ link in your inbox. You will then be asked to provide an email address and a personalized message to your invitee.
The person you invite will be sent a message that includes a link to join Gmail. That registration link will be valid for three weeks and can be used to create only one account.
Should your invitee have problems creating a Gmail account, please let us know by clicking on the ‘contact us’ link below.
Please note that the link may not always be available. When you are allowed to invite others to join Gmail, the number of invitations that you can send will be indicated at the top of the page after you click on the link. Once you have used all of those invitations, we will not be able to immediately issue more invitations.
We have also created a sign up list for those who are interested in receiving updates on Gmail, but have not been invited.