This probably isn’t new (in fact, one sharp Gadgetopia reader commented on it in April) but I just noticed it. As I was checking my GMail account tonight, I noticed something odd; at the bottom of the page it read “You are currently using 7 MB (0%) of your 2269 MB.”
2269? I thought I only had a gigabyte?
Turns out they upped the ante to two gigabytes, and they’re not stopping there.
G is for growth
Storage is an important part of email, but that doesn’t mean you should have to worry about it. To celebrate our one-year birthday, we’re giving everyone one more gigabyte. But why stop the party there? Our plan is to continue growing your storage beyond 2GBs by giving you more space as we are able. We know that email will only become more important in people’s lives, and we want Gmail to keep up with our users and their needs. From Gmail, you can expect more.
The GMailFS, but that’s heavily frowned upon by Google, plus I drive a Mac, so it’s no help to me.
Oh well; maybe I’ll just keep e-mailing important files to it as a poor-man’s backup system. Any better ideas are welcome.
And by the by, if you’re one of the ten people in the world still in need of a GMail account, just let me know; I’ve got a boatload of invites!