Google vows to increase Gmail storage limit

Google Incorporated's Gmail Web-based e-mail service may have an incrementing storage space counter, but apparently it's not going fast enough – and so the search giant has announced plans to speed it up. "A few of you are using Gmail so much that you're running out of space, so to make good on our promise, today we're announcing we are speeding up our counter and giving out more free storage," said Google engineer Rob Siemborski.

When it launched in 2004, Gmail offered free accounts with 1GB of storage and by April 2005 Google started gradually increasing Gmail storage when the service turned one year old. Google got the ball rolling: this year Microsoft Corporation upped its free storage limit for its Windows Live Hotmail service to 5GB in August, and Yahoo Incorporated started offering "unlimited" storage in May.

News source: ComputerWorld

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Everyone use emails as storage now then. Since they give this huge space. People may start sending videos via email lol.
And for people who counts on gmail I would like to make you all remember one thing. Gmail does not delete your emails. They store everything and generate ads related to your email bodies. Well if you care for privacy or not thats the main conclusion for it. I personally don't think that they have right to generate banners due to my email content which is my private stuff.
Read this properly you will understand the concerns of people.!
http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html

You are currently using 8 MB (0%) of your 3256 MB.


i barely use it as is! don't need any more, and gmail is my main personal email system!

Googles counter appears to be linked to your computers date.

Go to gmails sign in page.

look at the number

add a week or 2 to your computers date

reload the page and you should be able to predict what the storeage will be on that date (if the counter keeps going at the rate it is)

I have 3075 MB.

God damn it, it's not all about storage space. I want the ability to upload more and I want the ability to upload more file types.

When will anyone learn? :mad:

Oh and the Gmail drive thing would be nice

Popcorned said,

You can get GmailDrive. Here

that hasnt been updated like for 2 years already... wouldnt google have changed some stuff about gmail since then?

I agree with #14,increase the attachment limit!!such increase can attract many people

have you guys ever use the GmailDrive??the storage can be part of the harddisk.
what is bad is the up;oading speed is not so "good"

GP02X said,
they should update the interface too... its starting to get too old and plain

The "old and plain" interface is why I like gmail. When I used hotmail, the 2Mb storage (At the time) was never a problem, but then gmail came along and it was just lighter and faster. I could check my emails faster than if I was using outlook and a dedicated email server, hotmail just seemed so slow by comparison. In the time it took me to load one email and delete it, I could check my entire inbox with gmail.

I say keep the simple interface, I love it.

are they still gonna charge for bigger storage, if so i dont think the free storage will surpass the paid storage

I'm over 3GB and counting as of today. It still has quite a bit to go to catch up with its competition but I can't complain seeing as how I'm only using 15% of my storage. Thanks again, Google!

On my account I noticed a fast increase of the total storage today - approximately 1 MB more every 10 minutes. As of now I have 3095 MB of storage and counting.

"I simply love Gmail?"

Man,
barf me out and gag me with a spoon!!
Gmail, Yahoo and most of the rest stink anyore, for the most part. All of them run flakey as crap anymore.

cork1958 said,
Man,
barf me out and gag me with a spoon!!
Gmail, Yahoo and most of the rest stink anyore, for the most part. All of them run flakey as crap anymore.

Perhaps you should send the suggestions and complaints department a bit more specific problem. I bet they'll get right on fixing the "flake" though.

nX07 said,
I think they should separate email from file storage, as I think lots of people use it for that.

Yea... I don't think people store "emails" with 3 Gb in totals even with junk mails every now and then

:: Lyon :: said,

Yea... I don't think people store "emails" with 3 Gb in totals even with junk mails every now and then

I do and I'm not even a heavy user of email (or at least I don't feel I am, I rarely actually send people emails when it's easier to just message them via IM).