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Gmail storage actually does have a bottom – So much for, “never delete an e-mail again.”


What Happens When You Run Out of Storage Space in Gmail?

Pic "Mike Monteiro"

It turns out that Gmail storage actually does have a bottom. Just ask Mike Monteiro, the most recent person to break Gmail’s usage cap.

So much for, “never delete an e-mail again.” When Gmail first launched in 2004, its massive storage space (then 1GB) was a highly touted feature. Over time, the amount of space made available to users has grown — by our count, it looks like standard Gmail and Google Apps users have about 7.3GB at their disposal today. However, users also now send larger e-mail attachments and archive more messages. Still, for non-corporate e-mail users, racking up more than 7GB in e-mail archives is a pretty impressive feat.

A few years ago, when some users first started to hit the ceiling for Gmail storage space, Google rolled out the ability to buy more storage. Nonetheless, it’s a problem Google doesn’t expect many users to ever encounter.

Tip for Google remove that “Who needs to delete when you have so much storage?!” line from the Gmail Trash folder.

How close are you, I am at 15%  let me know in the comments your “score” !
[via Daring Fireball]  & Mashable

[img credit: Mike Monteiro]

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