Just noticed that today i reached the 1000MB mark on my Gmail account! Nearly 1 GB of data – that’s every email i’ve ever sent or received, with all the attachments still there, since starting my account in June 2005…some 5058 of them! (actually not 5058 emails, but 5058 conversations. Each conversation could be anywhere from 1 to 10 emails).
Why is this worth mentioning you ask? Because at the same time as i’m reaching this first milestone, the storage offered has soared to 2800+MB! Nearly 3GB of free storage for every Gmail account! Quite astounding really.
You can watch the account size ticker steadily increase at www.gmail.com.
If i can use roughly 1GB per 18 months, and the storage limit increases by 1GB every 18 months…then all is well. However, with Google, i suspect that it won’t be long before that storage limit is drastically increased!