May be I’m pretty late to blog about this. But you know what? I’ve got IMAP access in my Gmail. See the picture below:
According to Gmail blog announcement of IMAP, they’ve started rolling out this feature since 24-Oct. But I’ve got the news late and when I check it out, it’s already there.
So now you can access Gmail using POP client, or IMAP for free. Now I’m wondering who would pay $19.99 per year for Yahoo! Mail Plus.
Long long ago, based on the counter speed of Gmail page, I wrote an article that Gmail will reach 3 GB in 2008.
But recently, Google increased the speed of the counter and now Gmail has got over 4GB already. Some people even suggest that Gmail will reach 6GB at January 2008. If you’re using Google Apps like me, they’ve adjusted the storage boost for our custom email addresses too. If you’re Premier Edition users, now you will get a mighty 25 GB space instead of 10 GB.
Some of you might say that Yahoo! have already offered unlimited storage for their email. Are you aware that Yahoo! not only they reserve the right to delete MISUSED accounts but also limit their attachment size at 10MB (Gmail now allow 20MB).
We all love Google, don’t we?
I just found this article very interesting. This blogger point out that Google is just playing number game.
The current rate of increase is at an average of 4 bytes per second
Now, we’re ready to do some basic math:
4 bytes / sec => 240 bytes / min => 14400 bytes / hr => 345600 bytes / day
If our goal is 3 GB and we’re going at a rate of 345600 bytes / day, it would take:
X days = 3,221,225,472 / 345,600 bytes
~ 9320 days => 25 years to go from 1 byte to 3 gigabytes
Ok, now we’re already at 2,693,144,200 bytes as of 4:30 PST, Feb 9, 2006. We’re now 528,081,272 bytes (503 MB) away from our 3 GB goal. So, let’s count how many days are left for GMail to become 3 GB.
X days = 528,081,272 / 345,600 bytes = 1528 days => 4 years
Because of counter running at Gmail website, we all think that we will get 3 GB soon, but in reality, it would take 4 years to come. Yes, that’s true 4 years.