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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.
 

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.
 

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
 

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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.
 

blinden

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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.
 

ming

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Electronic Punk said:
ming, you seem to have missed the point, I mean date.
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.
 

Mainframeguy

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unsure if date is relevant?

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

Aussie983

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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
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
 

blinden

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Aussie983 said:
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

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.
 

Vetrius

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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*
 

Xie

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Mainframeguy said:
but headline news on front cover of the Evening Standard? Did the paper get sucked into an April Fools itself? :p :eek: :p
It's all over every site on the net ... most all sites will post anything w/ a press release ;)
 

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