Wednesday, June 09, 2004

GMail: Jumbo Size Storage & More


How many times have you seen your email server revolting against you and telling you to throw your precious mails into magnetic oblivion. Imagine throwing out the first (maybe the first and the last) email from your first love, or maybe the letter inviting you to join your dream job, a mail filled with love from your mother in a distant land, a mail telling you that you have become a father. Believe you me, this list is endless and I could go on for pages about all the things your account has made you do. But you might say that this guy is full of crap, we can just save our best letters on our hard disk if we value them so much. Well go ahead and do so, but dont lament the day your disk crashes for it will be of no use my friend.

Now, my friends let me tell you about GMail (those of you who already know, it wont hurt to read along.). It is an experiment by the famous search engine Google (we have all used it one time or the other for some purpose ). They provide you with a whopping 1000 MB of storage space(much more than you will ever need). But hold your horses people before you go out and type and prepare to register there is one problem. As I said earlier this is just an experimental concept. It has not been tested completely till now and is in the Beta stage (membership by invitation from Google only). Beta testing is carried out by a closed group usually but right now Google is picking and choosing at random (you may be the next one). This system is, right now as you read this, being tested by hundreds maybe thousands of people selected randomly by Google and will soon be going live. I will now list out it's features as given by Google:-

Search, don't sort.
Use Google search to find the exact message you want, no matter when it was sent or received.

Don't throw anything away.
1000 megabytes of free storage so you'll never need to delete another message.

Keep it all in context.
Each message is grouped with all its replies and displayed as a conversation.

No pop-up ads. No untargeted banners.
You see only relevant text ads and links to related web pages of interest.

Cool right. Well stay tuned folks the giant may come alive anytime. Hey and do check your mails regularly. Maybe Google wants you to test their system for them. Till then folks HAPPY DELETING....................................

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