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Google announces more Gmail storage

Google is giving out more free storage by speeding up the speed of the Gmail counter.

Google is giving out more free storage by speeding up the speed of the Gmail counter.

The announcement was made by Rob Siemborski, an engineer on Google's Webmail services, on the official Gmail blog.

Excerpt from the blog entry:

In April 2005, we started increasing Gmail storage as part of our "Infinity+1" storage plan. At that time, we realized we'd never reach infinity, but we promised to keep giving Gmail users more space as we were able. That said, a few of you are using Gmail so much that you're running out of space, so to make good on our promise, today we're announcing we are speeding up our counter and giving out more free storage.

Businesses, schools, and organizations using Google Apps to get Gmail on their own custom addresses will get a storage boost shortly as well.

Also, Standard and Education Edition storage, currently at 2 GB, will begin matching Gmail's counter. Premier Edition users will get an upgrade of 15 GB to 25 GB.

Are you a Gmail user? Is this news of increased storage good information to you?

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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

6 comments
neighbourcg
neighbourcg

Considering that Yahoo mail increased the storage capacity to unlimited, it was easy to see that Google would follow soon after that.

GURUSHANKAR
GURUSHANKAR

More storage is welcome and expecting to give us 5 - 10GB range.

amraza50
amraza50

it was always expected but infinity may be still way ahead.but "something is better than nothing"

OldER Mycroft
OldER Mycroft

But ofcourse I'd never admit it in public (sic). I've been using a Gmail account in the UK since it was in Beta testing. Just recently, mainly due to CaptBilly1Eye (and all the other PeerMailers since I joined TR), I was starting to see doom at the end of the page. Just kidding Captain !! Gmail has been a boon to me, some folk don't think much of it, but I find it utterly superb. It's even caused a furore in Britain due to the Gmail badge having a certain status about it. Since it came out of Beta stage, anyone resident in the UK can only get a Googlemail address. A UK Gmail address is a protected species.

paulmah
paulmah

Is this news of increased storage good news to you?

OO_Dragon
OO_Dragon

I never store loads of stuff in my email, so... no, no its not.

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