How about a 3.5GB quota in your Gmail?

How about a 3.5GB quota in your Gmail?

Summary: Some people noticed the Gmail quota text in their account disappeared a few days ago -- and since April 1st (Gmail's birthday) is coming up, it was easy to see some parallels.  It appears, however, they have updated the code to calculate storage space for five years into the future.

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Some people noticed the Gmail quota text in their account disappeared a few days ago -- and since April 1st (Gmail's birthday) is coming up, it was easy to see some parallels.  It appears, however, they have updated the code to calculate storage space for five years into the future.  The new code goes up to 2012. 

Well, it looks like you will have to wait out the counter, but when it stops again you will have a 3.5GB (actually 3.47GB) limit -- assuming they don't change the code before then which is completely possible.  I guess that pretty much crushes our "unlimited storage" hopes for a while.

Topic: Software Development

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  • Not Unlimited

    Well for text and even html based emails, 3.5GB isn't far off unlimited in reality. Who would actually need more than that unless they are always receiving attachements or using Gmail to store data.
    AdamDempsey
  • ZDNet writers suck!

    I hope you get paid by the word so you can collect your $ 5.75 for this 'article'. Actually, that's too much. A nickle per word, at most!
    nomorems