Posted in Computers & Tech / Internet and Websites
Author: jipman Total-Replies: 27
As we speak, the capacity of every gmail account is growing steadily.
Because gmail has decided to increase the storage room of all accounts
I quote (i may quote, can't I?)
QUOTEA Google approach to math.
On the eve of Gmail's one-year birthday, our engineers were toiling away furiously. Notes scribbled all over the walls. Complex calculations on napkins and empty pizza boxes. Millions of M&Ms.
The result?... starting today, we're beginning the roll-out of our new and top secret Infinity+1 storage plan. The key features are:
* Write, don't worry.
You want to stop caring about storage. We want to keep giving you more. Today, and beyond.
* The gift that keeps on giving.
1260.223112 megabytes of storage (and counting) for every user.
* No complicated equations. No tough algorithms.
Just this one graph:
source : www.gmail.com
Cool isn't it?
Posted in Computers & Tech / Internet and Websites
Author: VisionGraffix Total-Replies: 11
Google uses networked storage but in the form of networked clusters of Linux servers, which are cheap x86 servers with one or two internal drives.
A cluster will consist of several hundred, even thousands of machines, each with their internal disk. At the last Google public count, in April 2003, there were 15,000 plus such machines with 80GB drives.
Lets say 16,000 machines with 1.5 disk drives, 120MB, per machine. That totals up to 1.84TB.
In fact Google probably has between two and five petabytes altogether, if we add in duplicated systems, test systems and news systems and Froogle systems and so forth.
Posted in Computers & Tech / Search Engines / Google
Author: Grafitti Total-Replies: 122
of course gmail is the best there is around today. and nothing comes close to it, in terms of speed, storage, being on the cutting edge. notice how all the other email providers come out with toned-down versions of what GMAIL offered first? their big selling point for me personally is their free POP3 access, and the size of the mailbox. i never have to delete mail as it grows almost faster than i fill it. extremely fast also in replying... just pops open the bottom of the page, unlike yahoo which loads a new page. it's not much difference in the world of high speed internet, but for those of us who can't get broadband, every page load request counts. and as far as scanning your email for targeted advertising, who doesn't do that? every email service provider does the same thing, and sells your info to interested advertising companies as well. security's a joke in any open email. so quit whining about it and use PGP or some other encryption software.
Posted in Astahost / Your Voice! Your Review..
Author: vhortex Total-Replies: 94
What about any negatives? So far, everyone's been gushing about GMail and how wonderful it is... [ to which I agree toa certain degree] Here are my ideas on what Gmail's lacking:
- IMAP4 support as pointed out by another user in this thread
- A column for size of the message. Very often, knowing the size of the email is critical when you ned to send a largish file to someone whose mail provider may not allow large attachments OR like me, I just like to know what size the email is.
- Not Skinnable (via CSS)
- Unable to automatically add contacts to address book after sending email (An option to add contacts is available in the email options though!)
- No option to REDIRECT an email (forwarding a message inclusive of the original headers)
There might well be others, but these few are the ones that come to mind right now. Make no mistake - I do like GMail and use it as a repository to collect emails that clutter up my primary mailbox.
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for my side and on most of gmail users, IMAP4 is not a requirement, most of the users only needs the webaccess and the POP support.
on the column for sizes, you can check the attachements sizes on the fly while attaching files. it is also a common that some free email providers give you a miniscule of 1mb less for attachments and email size.
unless that you are going to send a very long novel via email or a big attachement file/s then this will provide a problem. I have been using gmail to send 800mb file in chunks in to a 10mb message size max capacity email account and each chunk 1 sent is 500kb less than the limit. I have never seen a problem and all except 1 chunk get through. the one that failed is due to server restart on the receiving side.
the add contacts was automatic on my side. each time that I send an email. Gmail silently adds the email address on my personal account. at first i mis understood this as a cookie but this was not really a cookie. rather something like a backgroud silent process since i can retrieve the email addreses that i have not added regardless of where i login.
on the forwarding part.. i can forward the emails using filters.. i dont know about the original headers since i never bother to check them but the common details in the header is intact. like the
i have no comment on the skinnable CSS. Never need it anyway.. And if you are on the themed email then why just not use an email client and set it to send HTML emails.
Just my few cents..
on Email usage... I have reached 890MB of used space in Gmail as of now and have already deleted around 1 Gig of email. and I notice something about Gmail a few months ago, the archieve is not counted on the total size used. Maybe a bug.. never have time to send very large data anyway..