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GMail hits 5GB


Not that anybody noticed it, GMail storage has reached 5GB. It used to be really slow and the incremental count seemed stuck at 3GB.
Luckily, Yahoo!Mail jumped the gun and offered unlimited, prompting Google to bump up the count a little bit. Competition really speeds things up nowadays.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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18 Responses

  1. ordnacin says:

    Considering that Yahoo Mail offers unlimited storage Google’s recent storage increase is somewhat of a yawner… I’d rather see those rumored upgrades to the gmail interface instead… Plus contacts synchronization with Outlook would be really sweet…

  2. Jervis says:

    it would have been a different story for Yahoomail, if they let free users pop/imap access. Unless Yahoo opened this up, i think Gmail is still handsdown the winner regardless of disk space

  3. BrianB says:

    I keep all my scandal vids in Yahoomail.

  4. jhay says:

    For everyday web sign ups, I use hotmail, (let M$ be bothered with spam for a change), for serious contacts and personal communications, I use Gmail for my domain. Yahoo? just for YM. :P

  5. boddah says:

    What i really like about gmail is it’s star labeling feature where you can tag special/important emails with a star, so you can easily retrieve and view them. Disk space is not really an issue to me.. 3 gig is a big space enough, what matters to me is how i can easily access those important messages i have.

  6. minor says:

    anybody here using gmail drive for backup?

  7. Kenneth says:

    Nauna ka na naman sa’kin. :-D

  8. Aja Lapus says:

    If I have a Terabit connection, I’d declare Yahoo! the winner with unlimited storage. But I haven’t, and all you guys are stuck with the crappy bandwidth Philippine ISPs could only offer, as well.

    Now I tell you, when you fill that 5GB of space Gmail offers within an hour like what I could do on my hard drive, that’s the only time I’d be leaving Gmail and switching to your ISP.

    People are mostly limited by bandwidth rather than disk space. I bet that’s the calculation Yahoo! made before declaring the limitlessness of their resources. I wouldn’t waste time to transfer data back-and-forth from a remote storage, I’d buy another hard disk drive for that.

  9. quezacolt says:

    ngaun nasa 5026.315612 na hehehe

  10. jomark says:

    Its nice to have that storage capacity. At least spammers could not easily drown our emails with useless craps.

  11. vance says:

    I want to ask, do people experience the so called gmail firefox bug? I read somewhere that the new gmail causes firefox browser to crash..

  12. Aja Lapus says:

    @vance: No, but Gmail crashes my Opera browser.

  13. vance says:

    Ok. I was wrong, It said to affect all browers but no evidence of that. Slow scrolling is one of the problem with the new version gmail.

    @all there is a firefox exploit that can hack your gmail account.

  14. Me too, I’ll rather be happy if Gmail will update their mail interface.

  15. ernesto says:

    I love Goolge, Yahoo! sucks and copy cat the whole google bata thing right?

  16. jay says:

    way to go google. but heck, they know that 99% percent of gmail’s users can’t eat that 5GB.

  17. Mike says:

    What is this email purportedly from Gmail team that asked you to give your name and password or else you will be deactivated from Google mail?

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