Google has added many new services and features in recent years. On April 1 they announced their Gmail service. It's no April Fools joke, but someone at Google may still be laughing. A form on their site lets you enter your email address so that Google can send you updated information about Gmail within the next few weeks. Many Google fans, as well as those who are attracted to the generous storage offered by Google's free Gmail, are rushing to enter their email address in this box. Although it is not stated anywhere on Google's site, the presumption among many is that those who do this immediately will have a better chance of getting a unique username that suits them. This is an urgent appeal to anyone entering their email address on any page at google.com, to first delete their Google cookie. The urgency has to do with the fact that tens of thousands can be expected to do this over the next week or two. Other pages at Google have the same problem (News Alerts is an example), but the numbers involved are much smaller. Google uses a single cookie for everything, and it expires in 2038. Your browser offers this cookie, which contains a unique ID number, every time you enter any page on Google's site. If you don't have a cookie, Google will give you one with a new unique ID number. Read More . . .