Gmail Anyone?

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Friend of Bill, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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  2. Lee

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    Read that the other day, knowing my luck if I get an invite to try I probably will get a gig of spam to start me off.
     
  3. Xie

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  4. Haha nice one Xie :D
     
  5. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

  6. ming

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    I doubt this 1Gb allocation will hold when the trial stage ends and more and more users sign up for the email service. Most probably in twelve months time, they'll lower the storage space to around 500mb.
     
  7. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    ming, you seem to have missed the point, I mean date.
     
  8. Mainframeguy

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    just heard about this

    read it in the evening standard - it made the headlines! I think they will only need to reduce it if people use it - considering I run my yahoo and hotmail accounts both free around 25% full on average I doubt I would use it. It's for the people who never delete.... then again will Google commit to keeping it? I remember when Blueyonder lost a whole months email out of the blue... :p
     
  9. Electronic Punk

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    They may as well say a terrabyte, who needs a gig of mail, when surely, if this is no gag, they limit attachment sizes etc.
     
  10. Lee

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    I am happy with the job I have already. Thanks for the link, I must consider it for a few moments, NO!
     
  11. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    I don't believe this.. at all... they say the attachment size is ~10mb...

    so... what would happen? people would take warez, rar them down into 10mb files, email them to their google account, give people the password and username, and BAM, warez distro storage.
     
  12. ming

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    Yea, I know about the date. :p Realised after I hit the submit button. But even if it were true, they wouldn't keep anything near that capacity for very long.
     
  13. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    unsure if date is relevant?

    but headline news on front cover of the Evening Standard? Did the paper get sucked into an April Fools itself? :p :eek: :p
     
  14. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    maybe they just want to supercede any other mail service...be it by a hell of a lot hehe
     
  15. Aussie983

    Aussie983 ßµ®ηiή Şiliςδη

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    I think EP is right....they know that no one will ever accually use a gig of webmail...so why not just put the bar at that to entice users :D
     
  16. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    is that a challenge?

    a lot of my job where i work is to aid people with their problems. Not rare for me to get a call with someone saying that they can't recieve email, to uncover that they have checked 'leave a copy of message on server" and end up with 25mb (our max) in just text based message. Add in there a few video files that some people insist on sending via email, and this could jump up exponentially pretty quick... Given someone a few years with the same account, it could dfeinately fill up quickly... and then there is my idea of raring files and putting them in the email account and giving your username and password out for people to download the stuff.
     
  17. Vetrius

    Vetrius Coenfidentialityism

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    it could happen, this could be a mixed blessing, i mean i fill up my free hotmail account about 4 times a day, think of the field day the spammers will have.... all that porn! *gasp*
     
  18. Xie

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    It's all over every site on the net ... most all sites will post anything w/ a press release ;)
     
  19. Vetrius

    Vetrius Coenfidentialityism

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    lol, well then i guess most sites are smart? or are they?
     
  20. Xie

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    I have a bridge for sale for all wanting Gmail. :D