Yahoo To Offer Unlimited E-mail Storage RRS feed

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  • Yahoo Inc. plans to offer unlimited e-mail storage to its roughly quarter of a billion users, starting in May, it said on Tuesday. The world's biggest e-mail service is scrapping its free e-mail storage limit of 1 gigabyte, or about a billion bytes of data, responding to explosive growth in attachment sizes as people share ever more photos, music and videos via e-mail. Microsoft has a 2 gigabyte free e-mail storage limit, while Google caps its Gmail service at 2.8 gigabytes. "We are giving them no reason to ever have to delete old e-mails," Yahoo co-founder David Filo said in a phone interview. "You can keep stuff forever."

    Officials said the decision to remove e-mail storage limits reflects the plunging cost of storage as new personal computers store up to a trillion bytes of data and owners of 80-gigabyte iPods can carry 100 hours of video in their pockets. By contrast, when Yahoo first introduced its e-mail service a little under a decade ago, it capped individual storage at 4 megabytes per user. At that time, an "ultra high-density" floppy disk for personal computers then held 144 megabytes. "People should think about e-mail as something where they are archiving their lives," said Filo, who remains active in managing technical operations at the Sunnyvale, California, company and carries the honorific title of Chief Yahoo. Starting in May, the changeover to unlimited storage should take a month, said John Kremer, vice president of Yahoo Mail.



    Wednesday, March 28, 2007 5:09 PM

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  • very much thank you my friend, i am really happy about this Wink
    it was rediffmail first, and now its yahoo,

    Wednesday, March 28, 2007 5:51 PM
  • Yahoo is best!! biggest mail service
    Wednesday, March 28, 2007 5:57 PM
  • yes m8, i agree with you, its one of the biggest and best mail services Smile and now as rediff, and yahoo are going to the unlimited storage, i think others will also come along the unlimited path Smile
    Wednesday, March 28, 2007 6:01 PM
  • and not to mention Hotmail will be the last one to comeup with this unilmited storage Smile
    Wednesday, March 28, 2007 6:02 PM
  • Yes harshil... but ultimately user will get advantage..
    Wednesday, March 28, 2007 6:13 PM
  • yes yogesh, we are the ones who will get the benefits Smile
    Wednesday, March 28, 2007 6:30 PM
  • which types of benefits?   Wink
    Thursday, March 29, 2007 6:06 PM
  • as competition increases, we will get benefits of unlimited mail storage Smile
    Thursday, March 29, 2007 7:09 PM
  • rediff also provideing unlimited storage
    Friday, March 30, 2007 5:08 AM
  • yes m8, its old news now Smile
    Friday, March 30, 2007 12:05 PM
  • I am with Yahoo, also waiting for MSN Hotmail official announcement.
    Saturday, March 31, 2007 4:14 PM
  • MSN will surely have to come, but it will be the last Stick out tongue
    Saturday, March 31, 2007 4:17 PM
  • Yes its true.
    Saturday, March 31, 2007 4:34 PM