Google to double e-mail space

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  3. nagromme macrumors G5

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    2 GB of email?

    I'm not sure what commonplace real-world problems that solves, but OK :)
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    This is PR, it doesn't need to be of use...fact is it's double what the competition offer, and that's all that matters!
     
  5. Balin64 macrumors 6502a

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    I welcome this.

    I will probably use my gmail account as my primary personal address for a long time to come. I am liking the service very much at the moment.
     
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    Posted on a competitor's site even! :eek:
     
  7. JDOG_ macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed that too. Pretty solid of Yahoo, they probably don't want to get in a server farm battle against somebody who says "there's no limit..."

    My limits at 1195 mb right now, whereas it was at 1gig last time I looked at the bottom. That's cool they're trying not to put a cap on the size, because that's basically the one thing you never want to worry about with web e-mail. Trying to move messages around to make space is a hassle.

    Go google! :D
     
  8. Platform macrumors 68030

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    More power and space is always welcome with me :p
     
  9. ZipZilla macrumors regular

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    I use Gmail as my primary e-mail address, and I use their POP access and all of my incoming and outgoing e-mail is automatically archived by Gmail, so the more space the merrier.

    I could absolutely see using up the 1GB in a year.
     
  10. bbarnhart macrumors 6502a

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    My maximum gmail storage is now 1262 MB.

    I actually use my gmail as sort of a database. Mundane information that should be written down in a notebook now is sent to my gmail account along with keywords in the subject header.
     
  11. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Google continues its tradition of implausible but true April Fool's Day press releases!
     
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    Come .Mac ... increase the limits even more already. 250MB email and iDisk is whimpy.
     
  13. 1macker1 macrumors 65816

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    So will the size of the file you can send increase also. Guess I need to read the article.
     
  14. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    seriously, if apple was taking this sort of approch with .Mac that google is with thier GMail people would be signing up all the time, i know i would
     
  15. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I won't be renewing, .Mac storage is nothing short of a COMPLETE joke.
     
  16. nagromme macrumors G5

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    Gmail and .Mac don't compare.

    Economies of scale and revenue models aside, email storage can be offered affordably because most people won't even use a fraction of it. A few use 1 GB or more... but most use far, far less. iDisk, on the other hand, invites mass dumping of big files by a simply drag and drop--not to mention public hosting of content to people OTHER than the account owner: a bit more bandwidth.
     
  17. coolfactor macrumors 68030

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    Agreed. Although it would be nice for Apple to compete on storage space, we must remember something:

    .Mac lives on beautiful, silver, reliable, expensive Xserve servers, and Google uses massly-obtained, second-hand PCs in huge warehouses.

    Aside from that. .Mac is designed for tight integration into the computing experience that Google will never have. I believe we haven't seen nothing yet!
     
  18. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    So what? :rolleyes: When was the last time you went to visit your nice xserve just to admire it. Who cares. I want value for money, I don't give a monkeys how it's hosted, so long as it's reliable, which Google seems to be doing fine without "beautiful, silver, reliable, expensive Xserve servers".

    - nagromme
    A fair point, but Apple still should be able to offer more. At worst 512MB.
     
  19. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    agreed, hopefully there will be some nice changes done to .Mac with Tiger being introduced, i wouldnt mind paying the money if i was getting something worthwhile at least, but as of right now there is no reason for me to sign up
     
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    It's an AP press release. Yahoo would have to take deliberate (and possibly difficult) action to block it. And if they did that, word would quickly get around, destroying Yahoo's reputation as a news source.
     
  21. JordanNZ macrumors 6502a

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    Great.. I'm still waiting for hotmail to upgrade my inbox from 2MB! :rolleyes:
     
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    im using 0mb or 0% of 2018mb :)

    do people not delete there unwanted mail anymore?
     
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    Not with 2GB+ of space they don't! :D
     
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    They will in time...4-6months. They won't be stopping the .Mac service for a long time yet or let it get (even more) embarrassing.

    Personally, I don't need 2gig .... I spose 512 will be nice, but still not essential for my needs.
     

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