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Re: what's going on with yahoo and gmail lately?
On Mon, 2004-06-21 at 16:43, Randy Bush wrote: > >> A question out of focusing, who know when Google will open Gmail to > >> public? > > Why wait for Gmail when you can get max 10M messages and 1G total from > > rediff.com ? > > how american of us. i doubt there uas been 1G of *real content* in my > email for the last two decades. How else can you build up the largest spam folder in the world, harddisks are so extremely expensive today. I really wonder what the use for these freemail things is actually. Except for the 'I can be mostly anonymous' part. As one isn't paying, when the service goes down or crashes or deletes your mail or whatever, there is nothing to demand that you get your 1 Gigabyte of email back. I rather pay for a service and know that my email is in good hands and also is backupped correctly and works(tm). The argument for 'I need more than one address' isn't doable either as most ISP's will give one a zillion aliases if one requests them. Then again those are usually with a ~20mb max and that is on the small side. Also on the '1G in 20 years' front, remember that many people think that using images (BMP's ;) and HTML and crap is 'email' while they are actually sending websites over SMTP... Greets, Jeroen