[FoRK] Or... 1 TB for free
Ian Andrew Bell
fork at ianbell.com
Wed May 19 11:41:22 PDT 2004
I get ~ 85MB of spam per year.
With 20% growth year-over-year... five years?
On 19-May-04, at 6:18 AM, Owen Byrne wrote:
> How long would it take to fill a terabyte with spam?
> > Google tests waters with terabyte e-mail limit
> > By Stephen Shankland
> > CNET News.com
> > May 18, 2004, 11:43 PM PT
> > URL: http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104-5215599.html
> > Google just escalated the e-mail storage arms race by a factor of
> > Several users of the search engine's Gmail Web-based e-mail service
> noticed Tuesday that their storage limits had quietly been raised to 1
> million megabytes, or 1 terabyte. That's four times the typical
> capacity of a new high-end PC's hard drive.
> > The Gmail service still is in testing, and it wasn't immediately
> clear how widely Google will offer the higher storage limit, under
> what conditions, or to which users.
> > Google didn't respond for requests for comment late Tuesday.
> > Detroit resident Rajiv Vyas, who has been using Gmail for about a
> month, was wowed by the change. "It's great. Although I am not sure
> what I will do will all this memory," he said. "In the long run, it
> would help me store not only photos but every file on my desktop. This
> is 10 times more (storage space) than what I have on my office or home
> > Others who spotted the change posted notices to Web logs and Web
> > Google triggered a rush to offer more storage space for Web-based
> e-mail services with the April announcement of 1GB of capacity. The
> move pressured the dominant Web-based e-mail service providers, Yahoo
> and Microsoft's Hotmail, which currently charge subscribers $10 to $50
> per year for a much smaller amount of e-mail storage space.
> > Yahoo responded to Gmail with a plan for 100MB of space. In the
> United Kingdom, Lycos is moving to offer 1GB for a fee. And the
> Macintosh-focused competitor Spymac offers 1GB at no cost.
> > Gmail's liberal storage limits may be popular, but the service's
> terms triggered privacy concerns because of Google's plan to scan the
> content of e-mail messages in order to serve up targeted
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