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    Gmail infinity +1 project

    Ok, not really infinity plus one, but it does look like Gmail is upping their storage to 2GB by the end of the day. Have a neato upcounter on the mainpage (www.gmail.com) showing how much storage each user currently has. It's at about 1.33GB as of 9:30a eastern time.
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    It's probably in response to Yahoo! upping theirs to 1GB.
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    My paid hotmail just went to 2 gig in response to the 1 gig from google. I wouldn't be surprised if they took it to 4 g.

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    You... pay for hotmail...?

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    WHO PAYS FOR HOTMAIL!

    No offense to you, but when people see a hotmail address they think = free and cheap.

    Cant u buy a 'proper' address, like from an ISP?

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    I pay. I have 2 gig all in one place, not 2 gmail accounts scattered here and there. I like it. So sue me.

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    I see nothing wrong with paying for a hotmail account. Especially if you move around a lot, changing ISPs every year or so.

    When I see a hotmail address, I don't think cheap, I think the person wants a stable address.
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    Why not get a domain and hosting, and just use most of it for email space?

    I don't even use the email account on my domain, I use gmail and our earthlink address, and yahoo.

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    Cause I'm cool with my hotmail. I don't need all that other stuff. I've been using that specific hotmail account since hotmail started up, and since I pay, I don't worry about losing my old emails or anything. The gmail is just a convenient backup.

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    sheesh, thats a lot of server space. I dont think i could every use 100MB of email
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    sheesh, thats a lot of server space. I dont think i could every use 100MB of email
    Don't be too hasty with such statements. Although admittedly, I'm a packrat and even after saving mail from the last 15 years...

    #170:<khuon@Espresso>(pts/28)[~/Mail]% du -sk .
    3606220 .

    That's in kilobytes.
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    My bad, it's to well over 2GB now...
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    i love hotmail...but why do you need to pay? the free hotmail accounts have 1 gig of storage....who keeps more then a gig of email?
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    i here to kids at school i know that are like getting hot over the fact that google has 1GB of space, its like it really excites them. Why do you people need 4gig what next your email inbox is bigger then your computer hardrive. I have 250MB in my hotmail account and that is so much more then i need, i use maybe 2% of it and you realise the only reason they can offer all that is because know one uses it! you seriously think they half even half of the maximum space, its obvious they have only a small fraction of it. Hotmail used to be 2mb and i never ran in to any problems with it. i do not see why any one would need more then say 25MB thats big enough to recive large attachments and if you dont access your account it wont fill up to quickly, so please tell me, why are you all so excited aobut 4GIG inboxes?

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    My work email makes up around 500 megs.

    It isn't unheard of to have 1 to 4 gig mailboxes (dang pack rats) in our company. Then again thats a corp exchange and not some public gmail account. My hotmail is lucky if it gets to 2% usage.

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    The secret to filling up 2+ gigs of memory on your email.....NEVER DELETE ANYTHING!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hi565
    The secret to filling up 2+ gigs of memory on your email.....NEVER DELETE ANYTHING!!!!!

    but why? so some email messages i keep, mostly i dont keep them. Sure i could fill the whole gigabyte just email myself lots of attachments. I really dont need to thou. I was thinking maybe for a second its if some one wants to send a large software by email but when i checked out to www.gmail.com to see why its so great it said they do not allow you to attach executable files. Truth is if you look at say hotmail the largest attachment you can send is 10mb so why have 250mb. Just say some one took some photos, saved them to JPEG format and they where on average 1MB each he could send you all the pictures he wanted to with so much space, and you can just save them on to your hardrive. NO one needs email accounts like, maybe for special cases like a jounrilist wanting to send high quality pictures by email to a high quality magazine, but then you would need much larger attachment size, my dads a photogrpaher, pictures are often 70MB even 150MB he reduces them to maybe 30MB but a 10MB attachmernt size is still to small. although then often dont need to be that big, even for profesinal use it can be smaller then that.

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    I thought gmail limited the size of each email to 10megs as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titanium
    but why? so some email messages i keep, mostly i dont keep them.
    Some of my email contains huge attachements. A lot of my email is generally worthless. I keep them around because sometimes, in the business world, it's the only "paper trail" there is and in certain circumstances whether it's a 200MB core dump attachment or a single line reply of "yes", there's value to having it.
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    YEA 2055 megs AND GOING UP
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    Quote Originally Posted by titanium
    but why? so some email messages i keep, mostly i dont keep them. Sure i could fill the whole gigabyte just email myself lots of attachments. I really dont need to thou. I was thinking maybe for a second its if some one wants to send a large software by email but when i checked out to www.gmail.com to see why its so great it said they do not allow you to attach executable files. Truth is if you look at say hotmail the largest attachment you can send is 10mb so why have 250mb. Just say some one took some photos, saved them to JPEG format and they where on average 1MB each he could send you all the pictures he wanted to with so much space, and you can just save them on to your hardrive. NO one needs email accounts like, maybe for special cases like a jounrilist wanting to send high quality pictures by email to a high quality magazine, but then you would need much larger attachment size, my dads a photogrpaher, pictures are often 70MB even 150MB he reduces them to maybe 30MB but a 10MB attachmernt size is still to small. although then often dont need to be that big, even for profesinal use it can be smaller then that.

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    Well I get all my emails downloaded onto Mozilla Thunderbird, and so you dont really have a storage limit untill your HD runs out. What I do like about hotmail, is that the messages are downloaded onto your account, so you can access them anywhere. I also prefer Hotmails functions and setout when checking my RARE email in there. I use up the 1 of 5 free emails with my ISP (tpg), and I never actually go in to 'there' email box, they all come to my comp. But If I was travelling a lot, and moving around and changing ISP's, hotmail is a good way to go. And if thats your main address, then 2 gig I guess is good. At the moment i have about 50 emails sitting in Thunderbird, and I use them fro refrence and information, so I dont really see a poing for deleting them.
    I only use hotmail for MSN, so I rarely get emails there anyway, never tried GMail, i see no point, I would never use 1gig or whatever of space anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    I thought gmail limited the size of each email to 10megs as well.
    And I"m glad, I wouldn't want someone sending me that much when i'm still on Dial - Up! Although good thing with Hotmail, you get the email first then choose to downlaod the attachments later...with outlook and Thunderbird it all comes through without a choice, which can take a long long time. So thats limited to no emails over 3mb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_neon
    never tried GMail, i see no point, I would never use 1gig or whatever of space anyway!
    True, Hotmail has 250mb of storage and thats plenty for me!

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