Friday, April 1, 2005

GMail storage increased to 2Gb

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Gmail turns 1 today. To celebrate one-year birthday, Google is doubling the capacity of each account giving everyone upto one more gigabyte. They also plan to continue growing the storage beyond 2GBs. Google will add a yet-to-be-determined amount of extra storage daily, with no plans to stop.

"Our goal is to make sure storage is no longer an issue for Web mail users," said Marissa Mayer, Google's director of consumer Web products.

Anyway, Gmail will remain in a beta, or public test phase, for now.

At the same time, Google is testing phishing protection. When a Gmail user opens a suspected phishing message, the software displays a large red dialog box stating: "Warning: This message may not be from whom it claims to be. Beware of following any links in it or of providing the sender with any personal information."

Just last week, Yahoo said it would offer 1 GB of storage to users of its free email service, four times more than it had previously offered.

My Gmail account storage space currently stands at 1360 MB and counting.


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