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Yahoo offering 100MB for Yahoo Email this summer
blaze




msg:835081
 1:31 am on May 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

[news.com.com...]

Not exactly the comeback I was hoping, but I guess it's something.

 

Teknorat




msg:835082
 4:34 am on May 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Pathetic- just pathetic. Gmail rules!

edit_g




msg:835083
 4:35 am on May 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm just fine with 1gb and unobtrusive text. Thanks! for! trying! though! Yahoo!

<tips hat>to The Register

digitalghost




msg:835084
 4:50 am on May 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

>> unobtrusive text.

Sure, and Carnivore err, Google, reading your email. C'mon, the gig is BS to begin with, no one stores that much email or needs to, unless you're sending porn .mpgs.

Yeesh, buy a domain, get NO ADS, NO INTRUSIONS, and tell Y! and G to take a hike. Why use web based email? I mean really? Why? In 7 minutes you can have your own email server up and running. I'm not talking about the clueless masses that have to write their password down on a sticky note and paste it to their monitor. I'm talking about web professionals.

Unless you work at Y! or G those email addies just make you appear unprofessional. Unless of course you just want to use those addies to spam the universe...

Marcia




msg:835085
 6:15 am on May 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

>>on a sticky note and paste it to their monitor

That's where I keep my passwords, and my friends' phone numbers, too. Only problem is, I'm starting to need a bigger monitor; I can barely see what I'm typing any more.

blaze




msg:835086
 6:56 am on May 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

I like to keep my personal email and my business email seperate.

edit_g




msg:835087
 7:01 am on May 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

I like to keep my personal email and my business email seperate.

Ditto. And since I pay for my business email I like a free one with decent features for personal stuff.

Visit Thailand




msg:835088
 7:42 am on May 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

no one stores that much email or needs to, unless you're receiving porn .mpgs.

lol my thoughts exactly.

A small increase on what yahoo offers would be nice perhaps 10 or 20mbs but even that is perhaps too much.

I only use yahoo for sites that ask me for an email address. Anything personal or business goes through my domain based email.

jbarr




msg:835089
 1:22 pm on May 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think you guys are really missing the Gmail concept entirely. Over the past several years, I have accumulated probably 300 "saved" emails that I keep for reference. Things like messages containing software registration codes, order numbers, correspondence that "meant something" to me, interesting trivia, jokes, receipts, contracts, etc. Are some outdated? Sure, but most are still very valid and very relevent. The problem is that finding specific information is difficult and cumbersome. Being able to have a centralized "repository" where I could store and then quickly and easily classify and search for information is specifically what I'm looking for. After working with the Gmail Beta for several days, I can say that it's getting very close to what I am looking for.

If your preference is to host your own email, then I would say that you are not probably not in the demographic that Gmail is targeting. Go ahead and host your own, and you will have all the control and features that you require.

And as to the "Gmail reads your email" comment, sheese, get over it! If you have EVER used ANY email provider that provides Virus or Spam protection, either sending or receiving to or from, then ALL of your emails have been "read"! OK, not "read" but "scanned". Every character, every sentence, every word, every phrase. They have all been parsed to match against virus and spam patterns. Gmail is doing nothing different except that instead of matching against Virus and Spam patterns, it's matching against its Adsense keywords to provide targeted ads. Gmail employees aren't sitting there reading your email, determining what ads they should attach. It's an automatic process that selects the ads on a session-by-session basis, so the associated ad data is not retained. Could Google abuse this? Sure, but so could every other email provider out there. The fact is that Google has a very good corporate track record, and they would be committing corporate suicide if they breached their policy. I have been using Gmail for several days, and all of the ads are either relevent or non-existent (ads don't appear next to every message you read.) This issue is really being blown out or proportion.

Finally, as to the actual topic of this thread: Yahoo's adding space, I think that's great for Yahoo users, and I commend Yahoo. The point though, is that Gmail is offering additional features that the major services do not yet offer, specifically, much more storage; simple, yet powerful labeling/classifying of messages; powerful searching capabilities; threading of emails into "conversations"; a lightning-fast interface; and very, VERY unobtrusive ads. Will the likes of Yahoo and Hotmail folow suit? I certainly hope so, because competition will only be good for consumers.

-Jim

[edited by: Woz at 11:04 am (utc) on May 15, 2004]
[edit reason] No Sigs Please, see TOS#13 [/edit]

Chndru




msg:835090
 3:24 pm on May 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

The point though, is that Gmail is offering additional features that the major services do not yet offer, specifically, much more storage; simple, yet powerful labeling/classifying of messages; powerful searching capabilities; threading of emails into "conversations"; a lightning-fast interface; and very, VERY unobtrusive ads.

Yup. Storage is just one part of the equation. Use it to believe it :)

blaze




msg:835091
 6:30 pm on May 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

If you have EVER used ANY email provider that provides Virus or Spam protection, either sending or receiving to or from, then ALL of your emails have been "read"!

Bahaha!

Good point.

ogletree




msg:835092
 6:58 pm on May 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think the 1GB thing is important in the long run. I have a very old Yahoo account that if I did not clean it out every day I would have 1GB in it.

sidyadav




msg:835093
 12:26 pm on May 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

At least Yahoo! is doing something to get in competition; look at MSN!

Sid

NeedScripts




msg:835094
 4:20 pm on May 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Have you guys checked out the beta versin of yahoo im? it is really cool too..

fedtmule




msg:835095
 5:04 pm on May 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

How do google know that the contextual ads are relevant without having humans read your mail? I guess they can see what ads users click on, but somehow they have to corelate that to the contents of the email. They can not use the same technique that put the ads in the email in the first place. Do they ask users, "Are these ads relevant?"

justin082005




msg:835096
 5:15 am on May 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yea it is good to see Yahoo trying to compete but gmail will still be much better. My Yahoo accounts are always full with only 4mb and a few on 6 I think

tictoc




msg:835097
 8:38 am on May 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

Have you guys checked out the beta versin of yahoo im? it is really cool too..

Yes It locks up like crazy and it takes forever to find the persons profile you are in conversation with. But it does look better than the old version if they can keep it from locking up so much.

I will probably just stick with my Dead AIM :)

NeedScripts




msg:835098
 8:45 am on May 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yes It locks up like crazy and it takes forever to find the persons profile you are in conversation with. But it does look better than the old version if they can keep it from locking up so much.

I will probably just stick with my Dead AIM :)

Hum... not sure why you are having problems, it is working like a charm on my computer.

NS

Chris_D




msg:835099
 10:35 am on May 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

"we'll have infinite bandwidth in a decade's time'
Bill Gates, 1994

"640Kb ought to be enough for anyone"
Bill Gates, 1981

"the gig is BS to begin with, no one stores that much email or needs to"
DG 2004

:)

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