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Yahoo! to boost free email account storage to 100MB

updated 09:55 am EDT, Fri May 14, 2004

Yahoo! vs Google email

Yahoo! yesterday announced it will and offer "virtually unlimited" storage to its paying email customers, according to CNET "The upgrade is part of an overall enhancement for Yahoo Mail that will launch this summer. Besides additional storage, the service will get a face-lift and tie in more Yahoo-branded services, such as Photos and Messenger. The announcement comes a month after search rival Google said it would launch a free e-mail service called Gmail that offers 1GB of storage, considerably more space than free versions of Yahoo Mail and Microsoft's Hotmail. Yahoo currently offers 4MB of storage to free users of its e-mail service."

by MacNN Staff





  1. Deal

    Joined: Dec 1969



    How in the world are they going to offer a GB to every user? That is going to have to be one amazing scalable system.

  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Best free POP email?

    So who offers the best truly 'private' free POP service now?

    I don't trust MS at all... Dot.mac is dead, juno is moving to paid service??? Any thoughts?

  1. johnny66ch

    Joined: Dec 1969


    dot Mac: dead?

    99 USD for a measly 15MB mailbox and only 100MB iDisk! I hope Apple upgrades the .Mac service quickly.
    Or else their renewal rate will drop into the low one digits.

  1. MacnTX

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I agree. The .Mac mailbox should be increased to at least 100MB and the iDisk capacity should be doubled at the absolute least. Without doing something along those lines, .Mac is simply not going to be competitive at all and I won't be renewing it if they don't.

  1. medmuse

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Right now I use spymac for free POP and 1GB mail. Works well but slow since they have ben upgrading. 100MB is very welcome since I have a 6MB account with Yahoo and that is still my main account. If Yahoo offered free POP again IMHO they would get all the traffic.

  1. PookJP

    Joined: Dec 1969


    dot Mac

    Any of you actually paid for .Mac in the first place? Seeing as I get 10GB of storage space on my website for less money per year, along with 100MB of free email accounts, I could never quite see the point.

  1. Roehlstation

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Why so much?

    Over at we get 1 GB of free email....although I probably have only about 500kb of messages on it now.

    These all probably still have attachment size limits, and it would take me years to accumulate that much email to start with.

  1. Appleman

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Spymac offers 1 Gb already. Since it isn't well knowned, it doesn't have too many customers.

    .Mac definitely needs to upgrade in order to have any meaning at all.
    Compatitive would mean 1 GB as well, since Yahoo! and Spymac and Google are free: .Mac is payed service.

    Lets wait and see.

  1. nat

    Joined: Dec 1969



    less than $8 a month gives me a thousand MB's of storage space on Powweb, $29 a year give me 50mb of email on Yahoo (and that's going to increase), calendar, address book, etc. For $25 a year more than .Mac and .Mac looks pretty bad.

  1. Kenneth

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Spymac

    If you check out recently, their sign-up rate for new members are pretty high. Back in last month or so, all the Chinese people were stormed to for a new account. Of course, is no longer the best Mac site to hang around in these days. I signed up spymac back in 2002.. and seldom used their email service.

    FYI.. I mainly use my .Mac accounts.

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