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    If the attachment limit is really high, I'd use it to mail large files back and forth.

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    >I also wonder who really needs that his mail account reaches 1 GB byte of storage !!!!!!!!!!!

    Thats probably what they are hoping for, that hardly anyone will use anywhere near that much space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    If the attachment limit is really high, I'd use it to mail large files back and forth.
    but that is only for those who have broadband internet connections
    but the normal users using 56 kbp modem won't get use of file transfer through e-mails

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    I don't really care about them, though.

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    echo govt. I have a 2mb limit @ cprog which imo is pretty good.

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    i think that the ideal storage range for mail counts from 10-40 MB ... and the attachment size if of maximum 10-20 MB .. that's is suitable at least for me
    i have a Hotmail account but 2 MB is too small and also 1 GB is tooooooo large

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    Free unlimited space is best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glirk Dient
    Free unlimited space is best.
    if it continues free forever ...

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    I get the feeling that gmail isn't going to give you a GB... it's just going to be as much space as you need until you hit a GB. They are, no way in hell, going to have a 999MBs of space sitting latent for some 10 year old who sends 100 byte messages back and forth with his friends that consist of maybe 10 words each.

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    well sure, I'd wager that they are betting on people not taking all their space...I mean even if they don't want you to delete anything except spam, how long does it take you to generate a gig of non spam e-mails? Especially on a non-ISP account.
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    We can say that an average heavy user of email will generate a gigabyte of mail over 4 years. If we say a gigabyte of storage, software and infrastructure will cost google $3 per user, that is 66c a year over a four year lifetime.

    So it costs 66c a year to deliver very highly targetted daily advertising to a consumer. Compare that to a free-to-air television station which may be getting $40 of advertising revenue per viewer for only moderately targetted advertising.

    Of course repeat audio-visual ads are far better at brain washing (and far harder to ignore) than text ads.

    Then there is the income from selling the information. With several years of emails to go with their search data google will know more about people than they know about themselves.

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    Google could theoretically make a fortune of off this. By having companies invest in their web-sense advertising, they could make some serious bucks.

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    Yea the untapped income they might be after here is huge.

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    The other thing to consider is the extra space google might get out of it for their search engine. It must take massive amounts of space to index and cache all that data. If they set up email accounts with enormous limits they could be using all the excess space for their search engine?
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    wow

    i hadn't heard about this at all... sounds awesome tho

    i have 10 megs and i have to purge it every once and awhile b/c some of my larger word docs for classes take like 2 megs... i can't wait until this comes out!
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