Gmail Up to 2gigs!


PlaceofDis

macrumors Core
Jan 6, 2004
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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
 

Timelessblur

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Jun 26, 2004
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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).
 

tech4all

macrumors 68040
Jun 13, 2004
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NorCal
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?
 

tech4all

macrumors 68040
Jun 13, 2004
3,399
489
NorCal
watcher2001 said:
Hey, I just noticed that too. What gives? Is there a list somewhere???
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
 

goodtimes5

macrumors 6502a
Apr 4, 2004
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Bay Area
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.
 

Mav451

macrumors 68000
Jul 1, 2003
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Maryland
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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hcuar

macrumors 65816
Jul 23, 2004
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Dallas
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.
 

qzak

macrumors 6502
Jan 19, 2005
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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
 

Mechcozmo

macrumors 603
Jul 17, 2004
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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); 
  } 
}
 

saabmp3

macrumors 6502a
Jul 22, 2002
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Tacoma, WA
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
 

minton

macrumors member
Jul 30, 2004
75
4
California
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.
 

nightdweller25

macrumors 6502
Mar 2, 2005
421
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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: