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 Post subject: It's not a gig like Google...
PostPosted: Tue 06-15-2004 5:35PM 
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So I log into my Yahoo! mail today and find out that they are trying to put at least a little pressure onto Google by giving everyone 100mb of storage and 10mb message transfers. Not sure if they are doing it for new accounts or not, I would assume so. Either way, I thought some of you might be interested in the news.
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what now, yahoos giving users 100mb storage and 10mb email limits

interesting but i dont know how itll give google a run, there still a superior search engine but that will be a nice addition to my yahoo account.

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Hooray!

Now instead of 10 MB of Yahoo! Junk Mail, I can have 100 MB.

Of course this'll force spammers to step up to the plate and start spamming us with gigungous JPEGS and telephone dialers and things like that.

On a related note, sifting through my Viagra, porn and home mortgage e-mails the other night (thanks to Yahoo! Filters, which cans about 25% of my legitimate mail), I've noticed that all the porn ones I'm getting say Sexually Explicit--Christy puts shampoo bottles where the sun won't shine (or some such message--but always with the "sexually explicit" in the front). I know there's supposed to be some kind of new anti-spam legislation that just took effect a couple weeks ago--does anybody know if that's some new requirement or something? Or do these spammers just think we're too stupid to realize "Watch Jenna have fun with horses" isn't a scene from Disney's Spirit?

Though it does make it rather handy to write a rule to filter out anything with "sexually" in the subject line..

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i don't get the whole gmail thing (g-g-g-g-g-g-g Gmail!).. a whole gigabyte worth of email space? how much does campus give us... 50 megs? i've kept every email recieved to date not including obvious junk email (no spam filter, i do it all by hand) and have had this account for 3 years and i haven't filled 50 megs. what the hell am i supposed to do with an entire gig?

none of it seems worth the trouble to go around telling people my new email addres


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Being invite-only is the primary reason why gmail is so popular. There's no better way to make someone want something than to tell them they can't have it.

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Everyone in gmail get's 3 invites every month or 2 to give to anyone they want. I've got 2 pilled up. It's a great service but i like my yahoo notebook alot also.


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nsrbb5 wrote:
i don't get the whole gmail thing (g-g-g-g-g-g-g Gmail!).. a whole gigabyte worth of email space? how much does campus give us... 50 megs? i've kept every email recieved to date not including obvious junk email (no spam filter, i do it all by hand) and have had this account for 3 years and i haven't filled 50 megs. what the hell am i supposed to do with an entire gig?

none of it seems worth the trouble to go around telling people my new email addres


You obviously are not a ChemE. Damn that listserve. They send out useless crap, which is often a gi-normous .bmp or some other crap I don't want, about a job I can't have. It is not uncommon for emails on that listserve to be 1-5 megs. They fill up your mailbox quite quickly. I didn't even sign up for it. I'll probably ask to be taken off since it is completely useless.


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i actually used to get a lot of email lik ethat being on the newspaper staff... every damn ad or junk mail would come to me... and twice a month i would get this stupid email for the CBCO blood drive, but they are retarded and they made it like 2 megs and they would send three at a time


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bagvwf wrote:
I know there's supposed to be some kind of new anti-spam legislation that just took effect a couple weeks ago--does anybody know if that's some new requirement or something?


Yeah it's a new law that was just passed. I think it was passed the middle of May and went into effect the beginning of the month. Apparently most people are too stupid to realize that "See ___ doing ___ with ____ while ____ watches" isn't exactly family oriented...


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who needs a gig of e-mail space? or even 100MB? do you really need to keep your junk mail for 5 years?

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