Hotmail to offer 2GB in September

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Noor 101 Aug 21, 2004 at 23:40

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bladder 101 Aug 22, 2004 at 02:21

Vole??? and any idea if there is an official ms.com source or something?

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Noor 101 Aug 22, 2004 at 02:26

I would say http://www.theinquirer.net/ is pretty official IMO…

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davepermen 101 Aug 22, 2004 at 16:47

hehe, yeah, go for the inq! :D

i’m on gmx currently with 1gb..

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Neex 101 Aug 24, 2004 at 21:55

@nkharrat

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1GB for gmail, 2GB for hotmail, for email they both effectively mean infinite storage for most people. When you get that much space, I think features are a lot more important.

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Ed_Mack 101 Aug 25, 2004 at 11:01

Does anyone else find the buttons in Hotmail really small and inconveniently placed? If I want to download an attachment, I want a big shiney button saying download on the ‘Virus not found page’.

Anyway, I prefer email clients.

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davepermen 101 Aug 25, 2004 at 11:29

the design of hotmail is… different.. yes.. but quite okay.. if you’re trained to symbol-bar-applications :D

then again, my 1gb gmx account in outlook is great, too :D

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JSoftware 101 Aug 25, 2004 at 13:19

i think the layout of hotmail is really nice! maybe a bit slow when it needs to load all these graphics but i would say it’s up to the users themself.. i’ve done good with only 2 mb of space in 3 years now! well i don’t say no to 2 gb! :)

i haven’t seen gmail yet but i’ve read alot about their privacy policy but what the fuck.. it’s.. just a mailbox..

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Ed_Mack 101 Aug 26, 2004 at 08:59

Gmail puts the others to shame. With javascript they add quite a few ‘application’ features, that make it feel more in realtime. Visually its nice and simple and readable. All actions are very easy to do. Nice threading. *removes tongue*.

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davepermen 101 Aug 26, 2004 at 12:20

i prefer mail clients anyways.. dunno.. i don’t like html for tasks/applications anyways (i don’t like it at all actually). reall applications are just much more efficient to use.

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NomadRock 101 Aug 26, 2004 at 12:28

I often move between many computers so I cant use a normal email client, I am forced to use some sort of web mail client. Gmail is the answer to my prayers. It has so much space that I use it to store archives of my homework. As well as backups of pet projects. The interface and useability are second to none imho. The whole privacy argument had little merit to anyone not wearing a tin foil hat in the beginning and after a few ammendments it is moot now. Everything they have now has a very specific privacy policy. I got the tray icon notifier that polls google to tell me when to check it for new mail, and it says explicitly exactly what information is set to my computer and what is sent back, and it is the bare minimum to achieve the desired capability. For example an excerpt:

The Notifier briefly stores email snippets — the small bit of text from the first few lines of your unread messages — in temporary memory on your computer. It does not permanently store any data nor does it transmit any data back to Google.

Gmail was good to begin with and has quickly responded to all problems except those which simply cannot be reconciled without halting gmail completely.

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davepermen 101 Aug 26, 2004 at 12:37

the best thing of gmail is the lone fact that it exists. now we get everywhere huge spaces for mail.. we would never have that by today.. thanks google!

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anubis 101 Aug 26, 2004 at 13:10

I often move between many computers so I cant use a normal email client

IMAP ?

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NomadRock 101 Aug 26, 2004 at 13:13

I can walk into any computer and open up a webpage all other options are much more difficult.

When I say many computers I mean many random computers, often ones I will only ever use once.

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anubis 101 Aug 26, 2004 at 13:14

ah… ok

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fyhuang 101 Aug 28, 2004 at 12:48

I prefer using a mail client, and I don’t care so much about space either (not that I don’t want 1+ GB…). However, Gmail might be 1 GB, Hotmail might be 2 GB, but do either of them offer POP3 access?

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davepermen 101 Aug 28, 2004 at 16:44

none does.

gmx does, and has one gb for free.

it doesn’t look like the hotmail offering is for free actually. because i have an offering to pay for getting 2gb on hotmail.

i’m happy with gmx. 1gb, free, pop/mail.

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NomadRock 101 Aug 28, 2004 at 17:35

pop access means nothing to me since I use the web interface. That is the whole reason for wanting a provider. Otherwise just about anything would work.

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davepermen 101 Aug 29, 2004 at 13:00

but pop is important anyone, even while you personally don’t care, you understand that it’s the standard for anyone, just as is html access..

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NomadRock 101 Aug 29, 2004 at 18:50

I consider webmail and popmail to be different entities. I have no need or desier for popmail I do however need webmail. Gmail is webmail.

I do understand your point though, but keep in mind that just because you want your desktop interface, many people are happy with the web interface alone.

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davepermen 101 Aug 29, 2004 at 19:45

sure. i don’t want my desktop. but most users want. outlook is way to go (or other software, of course, too).

the trick is, there are two ways you can check your mail. both should always be offered. anything else is bullshitting the users.

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CyraX 101 Sep 07, 2004 at 19:15

My hotmail account still shows only 2 MB even today :P

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davepermen 101 Sep 07, 2004 at 21:41

as i said. you have to pay for more. at least this is still the way i’d get my 2gb on hotmail. but i won’t pay, of course. i have yet 2gb, one on gmx and one on gmail. and the 320 on my hd’s left :D

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flashmonkey 101 Sep 11, 2004 at 01:04

i’m happy with gmx. 1gb, free, pop/mail.

did i see someone say there was pop/smtp access for gmail? i’ve been looking for it and i couldnt find it. for a great storage (250mb) and great spam blocking and services visit www.bluebottle.com <


free pop3/imap/smtp

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davepermen 101 Sep 12, 2004 at 19:21

nope, gmail doesn’t pop/mail..

gmx does..

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fyhuang 101 Sep 14, 2004 at 20:39

What is gmx?

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Michael 101 Sep 14, 2004 at 21:12

@NomadRock

pop access means nothing to me since I use the web interface. That is the whole reason for wanting a provider. Otherwise just about anything would work. [snapback]9891[/snapback]

That is the whole reason for wanting a provider *for you*. Sigh.

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NomadRock 101 Sep 14, 2004 at 21:45

It would be obvious that this is what I had meant if you would have taken the time to read the previous posts. Sigh.

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davepermen 101 Sep 15, 2004 at 04:31

www.gmx.net now, what is it?