Gmail just bumped me to 15 gigs

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by monochromicorn, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2012
    ...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)?

  2. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Detroit, Michigan
    1999? Gmail wasn't released until 2004 and an invite-only beta at that
  3. macrumors 68020


    Jul 31, 2006
    Same country as Santa Claus
    It's universal, even new users.

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  4. macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    and didnt they start with like 2-3 gigs?

    was google even around in 99?
  5. SandboxGeneral, Jun 20, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2013



    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Detroit, Michigan
    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. :cool:

    And to answer the question of this thread, yes I now have 15GB of space too. I'm currently using 0.97GB :p
  6. macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    The most populated city in the planet
    Noticed the bump in one of my accounts last week. Some of the other accounts still waiting the bump. Still, is a better bet since I hate that I lost gmail exchange when I replaced my iPhone.
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2012
    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.
  8. macrumors 603


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    Yep, I have 15GB too.

    5.73 GB (38%) of 15 GB used
  9. xcodeaddict, Jun 23, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2013

    macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2013
    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 :p
  10. macrumors 6502a

    A Hebrew

    Jan 7, 2012
    Yay I now have 14gb free!

    ...did Google increase the max attachment size limit with this upgrade?
  11. macrumors 68000

    May 6, 2004
    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?
  12. macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  13. macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2013
    How much I cloud free space do you have? Compare it to the free google cloud and you will be an happy chap!!
  14. macrumors 68000

    May 6, 2004
    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.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2009
    No, the NSA backs them up for you.
  16. macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2007
    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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