Gmail Up to 2gigs!

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  1. rtdgoldfish macrumors 6502a

    rtdgoldfish

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    Starting Friday, Google will now be updating all Gmail accounts to 2gigs of storage. Way to compete with Yahoo Mail now offering 1gig. I love Gmail more and more every day.

    Link: Google Doubles E-Mail Space
     
  2. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    HAHA. i think it's funny. Right when Yahoo! tries to catch-up, Google DOUBLES the storage. Thats awesome. :cool:
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    awesome! loving GMail more and more, now hopefully they will always keep POP3 access free

    edit: or is this just another April Fools prank? i think i should just go to bed
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Gmail is great. I can't think of anything else they could do to make it better. Unlimited storage?
     
  5. clayj macrumors 604

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    Crazy... so now I'll be using 5 MB of 2 GB. :) (I don't use Gmail much...)
     
  6. watcher2001 macrumors 6502a

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    The funny part is the link to yahoo announcing it.
     
  7. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    VERY good. I love Gmail, and it just keeps getting better. They now also have a rich text editor for composing mail :cool:
     
  8. Timelessblur macrumors 65816

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    well I like the increase my gmail account is getting but I really like the fact that yahoo is going upto a gig because that means my main account though SBC is going to go up to a gig in storage as well (as well as be earily on the list of the yahoo accounts that get upgrauded since it is a paid account because they are my ISP).
     
  9. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    This better not be some April Fools joke! :mad: I'm already confused by all these status changes and the mods sigs changes..... :(

    EDIT: Why is there a number that gets bigger and bigger on the Gmail site?
     
  10. sethypoo macrumors 68000

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    Weird, it's going up bit by bit. See the images below.

    I went from having 1101MB available to having 1102MB available.
     

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  11. watcher2001 macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is doing the same thing. Almost as if they are allocating the space in pieces.
     
  12. watcher2001 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, I just noticed that too. What gives? Is there a list somewhere???
     
  13. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Look in the Community Discussion forum for "Gar!" and the Macrumors feedback area. Something to do with Aprils Fools day or something. Actually for me its not April 1st for another 24 minutes.


    EDIT: And the mods are all talking "Pirate" :D
     
  14. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a

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    This bit-by-bit increasing is a bit strange. My account currently says "You are currently using 156 MB (14%) of your 1133 MB."

    I wonder what it will be tomorrow?
     
  15. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Mine is "growing" too (OMG Google is ALIVE!!!). 1135MB currently, but gaining a few meg evertime I check on it.
     
  16. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a

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    I think that's pretty cool. They don't want to overwhelm the system or something so they do it bit by bit.

    Google issued its own statement on its website. Also note the napkin drawing they have - it's genius.
     
  17. watcher2001 macrumors 6502a

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    I can't find it!!! Do you have a link?
     
  18. Mav451 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, well its 8am over here, and I got 1304MB of total storage. Are will still debating if this is a April Fools thing or not?
     

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  19. hcuar macrumors 65816

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    The login page makes mention of the storage increasing today to 2GB and over. In fact the login page shows the storage space increasing 1 MB at a time. They are calling it the infinity plus one storage model. ;)

    yup... the counter shows the actual storage amount for every user.
     
  20. qzak macrumors 6502

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    yup, just go straight to gmail.com and on their main page you see the live counter counting up. that is an awesome idea and awesome way to implement the new space. good marketing guys
     
  21. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    If you care... this is the function that it is using to make the numbers go up....

    Code:
    function updateQuota() { 
      if (!quota) {
        return;
      }
     
      var now = (new Date()).getTime(); 
      if (now < START) { 
        setTimeout(updateQuota, 1000); 
      } else if (now > END) { 
        quota.innerHTML = 'Over 2000'; 
      } else { 
        quota.innerHTML = format(((now - START)/(END - START)*1025) + 1025); 
        setTimeout(updateQuota, 50); 
      } 
    } 
     
  22. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, it's just using your system clock for it's time variable. Set the time to anytime after april 2nd and you'll have 2 gigs instantly. There's no ramp up or anything, this is just part of the marketing.

    BEN
     
  23. minton macrumors member

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    Any news on gmailfs for the mac? I always wanted to get a virtual gmail drive to show up on the mac desktop (2 gb network drive? That would be nice). I posted a tip on macosxhints to use gmail as an online backup system, but gmailfs would be even cooler.
     
  24. nightdweller25 macrumors 6502

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    WAIT, WHAT!?!?!?

    Can you do that? I was just wondering if I could upload my files there so i can see them in my Gmail for transferring files from home to school. So, can it be done? And if so, please be precise and explain how...I REALLY REALLY WANNA KNOW HOW! :confused: :confused: :confused:
     

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