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Thread: Yahoo Mail to offer unlimited storage

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    Yahoo will begin offering unlimited storage for its free Web-based e-mail in May, the company announced late Tuesday. The move makes Yahoo the first of the major free e-mail providers to offer unlimited storage, but it likely will not be the last.

    Yahoo currently offers 1 gigabyte for its free mail service and 2GB for its premium fee-based service. Google's free Gmail service offers more than 2.5GB of storage, and Windows Live Hotmail offers 2GB for free. "We are watching the trend lines of how people are using e-mail...and they are sending more photos and videos and rich media," said John Kremer, vice president of Yahoo Mail.

    Google began the storage wars in earnest when it launched Gmail in April 2004 with 1GB of storage. Yahoo Mail, which launched in 1997 with 4MB of storage, upgraded to 100MB of storage shortly after Google's Gmail announcement, bumped it up to 250MB in late 2004, and then up to 1GB in 2005.

    With 250 million users, Yahoo Mail is the largest global e-mail provider and the largest in the U.S., according to comScore. The unlimited storage will begin rolling out globally in May, and Yahoo expects to have all of its customers covered within a month, except for China and Japan. "We will continue working with these markets on their storage plans," Kremer said.

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    They had to do it really, it was only a matter of time. With companies like google setting so many trends, it makes sense that the other will soon follow.

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    They shouldve done this a year ago. There are already too many gmail converts for this to even make a significant impact. Feature wise, yahoo mail also falls short compared to gmail IMO.

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    ive always used yahooo but now google too

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    How does one get a gmail address nowadays? I created a new account a few weeks ago and got an @googlemail address - I'd prefer a short-n-sweet gmail one! :\
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewie View Post
    How does one get a gmail address nowadays? I created a new account a few weeks ago and got an @googlemail address - I'd prefer a short-n-sweet gmail one! :\
    I just tested what you said and I still got a gmail address when i signed up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewie View Post
    How does one get a gmail address nowadays? I created a new account a few weeks ago and got an @googlemail address - I'd prefer a short-n-sweet gmail one! :\
    From which country you tried? I think that they had some legal issues with the name "gmail" in European Union....

    Some more info here:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4354954.stm

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    They shouldve done this a year ago. There are already too many gmail converts for this to even make a significant impact. Feature wise, yahoo mail also falls short compared to gmail IMO.

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    good bless the competition...

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    gmail is better..only my opinion

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