1GB of email storage -gmail

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Noor 101 Apr 01, 2004 at 20:52

Goole is launches an email, gmail is what google calles it, capable of storing 1 GB of email messages!

Here’s more information on gmail:

http://money.cnn.com/2004/04/01/technology…dex.htm?cnn=yes

http://www.google.com/press/pressrel/gmail.html

And here is a link to it
http://gmail.google.com/

I first thought that it’s an aprile fools joke… but not any more!

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anubis 101 Apr 02, 2004 at 00:00

i just read about it today, which made me think about a hoax, too. it seems to be a serious thing though, afaik. i don’t take their word for the gb of storage but i trust google to create an optimum webmail service

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Noor 101 Apr 02, 2004 at 00:04

when you go to http://gmail.google.com/ it says it there, so i think its pretty official

Don’t throw anything away.
1000 megabytes of free storage so you’ll never need to delete another message.

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anubis 101 Apr 02, 2004 at 00:08

well, i’ve seen other ads that turned out to be… well you know

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Noor 101 Apr 02, 2004 at 00:32

your right… think about it, when people hear about that, I’m pretty sure millions of people will start signing up, they’ll even create multiple accounts. So lets say there will be 500 Million accounts, that means Goggle is going to have to spend 500 Million GBs of storage, I don’t think any server would be able to handle that much storage :unsure: .

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anubis 101 Apr 02, 2004 at 00:52

i imagine gmail being used for illegal exchange of files… :)
if i was them i’d put a restriction on the maximum size of a single mail.
but seriously, google knows very well that almost nobody on the planet will produce 1gb of mail

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Noor 101 Apr 02, 2004 at 01:10

but seriously, google knows very well that almost nobody on the planet will produce 1gb of mail

I would ;7

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baldurk 101 Apr 02, 2004 at 11:49

@anubis

if i was them i’d put a restriction on the maximum size of a single mail.

exactly. If this restriction is small enough, say 1mb, who’s going to have 1000 emails in a webmail account? not enough to make it awkward for google.

Oh, and AFAIK it’s not the google april fool, this is. This was announced on the 31st, and has been in too many major news sources to be fake. If it was, they’d lose out big time.

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davepermen 101 Apr 02, 2004 at 14:20

@anubis

i imagine gmail being used for illegal exchange of files… :)
if i was them i’d put a restriction on the maximum size of a single mail.
but seriously, google knows very well that almost nobody on the planet will produce 1gb of mail

thats only you that think that.

if we would not delete our work-mails here, we would have mails of the last three years, going over several gigabytes for some users.

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anubis 101 Apr 02, 2004 at 15:15

davepermen : no question about that but joe average won’t accumulate 1gb of mail

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davepermen 101 Apr 02, 2004 at 15:35

hehe.. well.. :D just checked, and got some gigabytes free just by letting 2 (TWO!!) people clean up their mail accounts :D

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anubis 101 Apr 03, 2004 at 11:06

i don’t even want to know what kind of attachments get passed around in your company :D

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davepermen 101 Apr 04, 2004 at 13:16

not really much. just thousands of e-mail..

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anubis 101 Apr 04, 2004 at 13:30

i doubt that any serious company would use a webmail service…

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anubis 101 Apr 08, 2004 at 09:53

i knew that there was a catch… google not only plans on letting you search through your mail with google’s “advanced” search algorithms but also insert context related ads by analysing your mail with google’s “advanced” search algorithms. they wouldn’t even be alowed to do that in germany. i spit in google’s face for this one