posted by ConTendem @ 2:45 PM
I'm not sure there is a quota race between the top-tier webmail providers. Although email power users care about the quota, I suspect most email users will be fine with several hundred megabytes of space, and mostly care about the easy-to-use interface. Despite the claims that Google revolutionized the webmail space by giving away tons of disk space, I doubt this has changed the way the majority of people (e.g. non power users) use email.
mrlen:You are probably right, but as I was reaching a 200+ MB mark, I was getting worried. What if I run out of space? I use Gmail very extensively, and am making it a part of my everyday life in a way I never did before to an external email account for a domain I did not own. We can argue about the merits of that, and if that is a wise decision at all, but it happenned despite my best intentions.I have used web mail for 10 years or more now, and never would have thought I will prefer it to a desktop mail client. Gmail changed all that. I agree that their innovation lies primarily not in storage quotas (after all, AOL did not have any for years it seems), but having that very high ceiling gave me the freedom to treat the account as something more than a way to write and read email while away from a personal desktop. That has got to count for something :)ps. Do I sound like a complete Gmail addict? I think I am.
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