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Old Jun 20, 2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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Gmail just bumped me to 15 gigs

...of free space, after starting with around 7 (1999), then up to 10, and now 15, just as of today. I don't suppose I'm the only one. BTW: I did search and see that in May they unified google drive, etc into one 15 gig account, but this is the first time it is reflecting in my gmail stats.

Is this universal? Or a temporary google glitch (has happened to me before)?

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Old Jun 20, 2013, 04:37 PM   #2
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...of free space, after starting with around 7 (1999), then up to 10, and now 15, just as of today. I don't suppose I'm the only one.

Is this universal? Or a temporary google glitch (has happened to me before)?

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1999? Gmail wasn't released until 2004 and an invite-only beta at that
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 04:37 PM   #3
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 04:39 PM   #4
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1999? Gmail wasn't released until 2004 and an invite-only beta at that
and didnt they start with like 2-3 gigs?

was google even around in 99?
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 04:42 PM   #5
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and didnt they start with like 2-3 gigs?

was google even around in 99?
Initially they (Gmail) started with 1GB per user and Google itself was founded in September of 1998.

I was one of the people who got an invite to the pre-public beta of it. I know a guy who knows a guy who sent me an invite back then.

And to answer the question of this thread, yes I now have 15GB of space too. I'm currently using 0.97GB
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 04:48 PM   #6
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Noticed the bump in one of my accounts last week. Some of the other accounts still waiting the bump. Still, outlook.com is a better bet since I hate that I lost gmail exchange when I replaced my iPhone.
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Old Jun 21, 2013, 12:15 PM   #7
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Of course you are all correct: I was writing off the top of my head, something I should learn not to do...

I was also invited to gmail, and started on it in 6/2004.

Thanks for the replies; I was curious.
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Old Jun 22, 2013, 05:14 PM   #8
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Yep, I have 15GB too.

5.73 GB (38%) of 15 GB used
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Old Jun 23, 2013, 08:26 PM   #9
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Google are stuck in their own crazy world. They see 15Gb as "plenty"? Flickr offers ONE TERABYTE for free (yes, I know that is photos, but it is still server space!)

Google, it's 2013 by the way

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Old Jun 24, 2013, 02:07 AM   #10
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Yay I now have 14gb free!

...did Google increase the max attachment size limit with this upgrade?
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Old Jun 25, 2013, 01:53 AM   #11
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So now Google can scan 15 Gigs of my emails to sell ads. Sounds like a win/win for them? And my emails I try to delete, are they ever actually ever really deleted?
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Old Jun 25, 2013, 02:19 AM   #12
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My account is also reading 15GB of storage.
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Old Jun 25, 2013, 11:45 AM   #13
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Google are stuck in their own crazy world. They see 15Gb as "plenty"? Flickr offers ONE TERABYTE for free (yes, I know that is photos, but it is still server space!)

Google, it's 2013 by the way
How much I cloud free space do you have? Compare it to the free google cloud and you will be an happy chap!!
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Google are stuck in their own crazy world. They see 15Gb as "plenty"? Flickr offers ONE TERABYTE for free (yes, I know that is photos, but it is still server space!)

Google, it's 2013 by the way
You have to understand the costs and marketing. While 1TB is offered for free, 2TB is $500 a year.

Most people opting for the free 1TB probably won't come close to filling it.

The people who opt for 2TB for $500 are willing to pay Flickr and might actually use that storage.

I assume but could be wrong, that every photo you upload to Flickr has a copy on 3 different hard drives for data safety. So if you have a 2TB account, that takes up 6TB of real hard drive space over 3 different drives for safety.

That's expensive compared to the data mining and ad sales of Gmail.

Gmail increases their space so they can data mine all of your emails. That 15 GB provides more data (profit) than 1 TB of Flickr photo space.
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So now Google can scan 15 Gigs of my emails to sell ads. Sounds like a win/win for them? And my emails I try to delete, are they ever actually ever really deleted?
No, the NSA backs them up for you.
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Yep, they did increase the storage for both the free and paid accounts. I have the 100GB Drive plan and my total storage went up to 130GB of shared storage for Drive, G+ Photos and Gmail. Previously the storage was shared only between Drive and G+ Photos with Gmail getting a max storage of 25GB, now they have combined all three.
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