Google doubles Gmail storage capacity to 2 GB per user

“A year after unveiling a free e-mail service with a full gigabyte of storage, Google Inc. (GOOG) is doubling the capacity of each account and plans to keep bumping up the limit in the future,” Matthew Fordahl reports for The Associated Press. “Once the upgrade takes effect Friday [April 1], Gmail users will be able to store up to 2 gigabytes of e-mail and attachments for each account. Even more capacity will be made available after that as it becomes feasible, the company said. ‘Our goal is to make sure storage is no longer an issue for Web mail users,’ said Marissa Mayer, Google’s director of consumer Web products,” Matthew Fordahl reports for The Associated Press.

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Here’s hoping that Apple takes another look at the 250 MB of combined iDisk and .Mac Mail storage they are currently offering. Of course, .Mac offers much more than just email and online storage for the US$99 annual fee. Learn more about all the things you can do with .Mac here. To provide feedback to Apple regarding .Mac, please click here.

33 Comments

  1. .mac just isn’t worth it. There’s a lot to be said for the seamless integration of the iDisk and for the iPhoto publishing, but $99 for the current package is weak.

    It should be a minimum of 500MB for .mac, if not 1GB. I know Apple are a business, and most of us will accept that they should have the right to make a decent profit, but at the current capacities they’re surely going to start to lose subscribers at quite an alarming rate.

  2. Apple should definitely up the .Mac storage to at least a Gigabyte, especially considering that you are paying for it. Here’s hoping this motivates them to do so soon.

    That said, I have to wonder how much of this storage is actually being used by Gmail users. They may be getting a lot of good press and only have to deliver on their promise a very small percentage of the time. This is just email right? The thing is with .Mac that since the space is used for home pages as well as email the chances of it all being used is much greater than gmail.

    By the way, a great little app that takes advantage of .Mac really well is Filechute by yellow mug software. You drop a file or a folder on it (if it is multiple files it archives it automatically), puts it up on your .Mac idisk in a backside area, and give you a link to paste in an email. When the email recipient clicks on the link it automatically downloads the file by ftp to their desktop. Great for sending large files and not clogging up somebody’s email account.

  3. You’re such a goof, Realist. Don’t you realize that while it’s dead wrong for Symantec to charge 70$ for OS X virus “protection”, it’s abolutely right and proper for Apple to claim a similar “service” is worth 50$?

    What is your major malfunction?

    Oops, gotta go. Steve needs to be fellated now…

  4. 250 MB that you have to pay for, at any price, is laughable…

    As much of an Apple Kool-Aid Drinker I am, Apple needs to get with the program on this.

  5. .Mac should be virtually unlimited. If Google can give its users 2GB for free space and they claimed that they plan to expand that in the future.

    I think .Mac can give out more than 250mb

  6. Ok. I learned to ignore the pop up ad. BUT THIS FREAKING NOISY ASS KILL SHAO KAHN IS THE MOST RUDE PIECE OF CRAP I’VE EVER SEEN ON THE INTERNET AND THAT INCLUDES PORNO.

  7. I use .mac because of the idisk storage. Believe it or not there are countless people out there who still cannot comprehend FTP. iDisk is easy for them.

  8. theloniousMac “I use .mac because of the idisk storage. Believe it or not there are countless people out there who still cannot comprehend FTP.”

    As in you?

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