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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-16-2007, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Microsoft Corp. is increasing the storage limit for its Web-based e-mail service, surpassing competitor Google Inc.’s limit but far short of Yahoo Inc.’s unlimited storage. The limit for a free Windows Live Hotmail account will increase from 2G bytes to 5G bytes. The change will be rolled out to users over the next few weeks along with a series of other upgrades, wrote Ellie Powers-Boyle, a Microsoft program manager, on a company blog. Google offers around 2.8G bytes of storage space for a free account. Last week, Google began selling storage space that can be used for either its Gmail or Picasa photo sharing services for US$20 a year for another 6G bytes as well as more expensive plans.

Under the new changes, Microsoft will let users store 10G bytes of e-mail data for a $14.99 annual subscription. Those subscribers will also get a new feature: the ability to forward e-mail from their Hotmail account to a Gmail or other e-mail account. Unfortunately, users of the free service will only be able to forward e-mail from one Hotmail account to another Hotmail account, essentially blocking them from a quick migration to another free e-mail service. Another new Hotmail option is the ability to shut off the “Today” feature, which shows top news and features stories on Microsoft’s MSN portal. It appears after a user logs into their Hotmail account. Microsoft is also changing some of Hotmail’s security features. One new feature is a link, “Report phishing” that alerts Microsoft to a possible scam Web site linked to an e-mail. Are we entering the era of paid mailboxes? I still don’t see a rational usage for 2 or 3 gigabytes of mails though…

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yahoo has been unlimited for some time now.

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i have hotmail and it so dam slow, piss's me off. Takes over 30 seconds sometime to open a mail


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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-16-2007, 09:13 PM
 
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not to mention the fact that they routinely drop emails with attachments.

i can give examples of this happening on a daily basis where my mail server hands off to them, and then it goes into lala land.....

pisses people off.

but i always tell them.
"if you want business class mail, get a real setup, not something thats free and has no support"
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