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Yahoo is offering 100 MB

 
Hussein Baghdadi
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Hi all.
Yahoo mail is know offer 100 MB for free !!!
my account was 4 MB and now 100 MB
cool
 
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Mine is still 6MB...
 
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Users having quota of 6 MB haven't been given 100 MB, users with 4 MB have been upgraded. One of my yahoo account with 4 MB is now 100 MB , other with 6 MB is still the same>
 
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what ??
my account wae 4 MB and when logining today into my account, and now 100 MB.
I have signed in and signed out 10 times, to make sure that there is no problem but its 100 MB.
yahoo had sent to me an email explaining the new features :
100 MB, 10 MB size of one message .....
what is the case with other ranchers ?
 
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yahoo says that all accounts will be upgraded
 
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Originally posted by Ko Ko Naing:
Mine is still 6MB...


same here...
 
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I was upgraded today. And a fancy new interface too.
 
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Yes my one is also upgraded as 100 mb total and 10 mb attachment size limit. Hurrah! Its a result of GMAIL threat, right?
 
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Wow, I have 2 gigs now.
 
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Originally posted by Rashmi Tambe:


same here...


Still 6mb here, too.
 
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oh bliss. So now spammers can send 10MB spam messages from their hacked Yahoo accounts?
 
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I think its virtual 100 MB space.
 
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Ha, I still have 10 times that ammount with GMail.
 
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I got my 2 gigs.. but the system seems to be awfully slow. Anyone else feel this way?
 
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I got the 100 MB, as I'm too cheap to buy something cool when I can have something ok for free.

The various solutions out there for an "infinite mailbox" all stem from a hierarchical storage management (HSM) solution. In short, all the crap you insist of keeping but rarely access finds its way onto a cheaper, slower media until it's called up. The index to such archivia are kept in memory, but you still pay some time for the lookup and retrieval.

Scaling that to hundreds of thousands of users compounds the problem of maintaining a snappy request-response time lapse. But hey, that's the usual tradeoff. You want more space? Gonna cost you some time to traverse it. You want to save time? Cool, but you'll 'waste' space to achieve those savings.
 
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Got a 100M, too. Damn, I can use Yahoo to back up my hard drive.
 
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Hopefully Hotmail will follow.
 
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Originally posted by stara szkapa:
Hopefully Hotmail will follow.


If I didn't have people that were so hooked to MSN Messenger that I talked to (friends, family) I would be able to drop the last MS crutch I have. I don't even go to MSNBC for news anymore.
 
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Originally posted by Gregg Bolinger:


If I didn't have people that were so hooked to MSN Messenger that I talked to (friends, family) I would be able to drop the last MS crutch I have.


http://www.jabber.org/
 
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Originally posted by Max Habibi:


http://www.jabber.org/


I actually use Kopete right now which does all the protocals. But I would rather not event use the MSN protocal at all.
 
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The problem with yahoo is, it is impossible to get for free email address I want even though it appears not to be taken by anyone. I can't have firstName_lastName@yahoo.com but I have no problem getting firstName_lastName@hotmail.com.

Yahoo forces something like this firstName_lastName2003@yahoo.com which I don't like.
 
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StaraSzkapa@yahoo.com doesn't appear to be taken. Now's your chance.
[ June 15, 2004: Message edited by: Michael Ernest ]
 
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I got 100MB too, but it is extremely sloooooooowwwwwww and most of the times it fails to connect. I would prefer little less space but faster.
 
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I think this is the topic for another discussion.
 
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Originally posted by Rashmi Banthia:
I got 100MB too, but it is extremely sloooooooowwwwwww and most of the times it fails to connect. I would prefer little less space but faster.

Actually, it looks like the problem isn't necessarily with Yahoo: Akamai DNS problem affected large sites. It is kind of strange that this issue occurred on the same day as the Yahoo upgrade though...
 
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You know, if you really need the Email space, you could just use www.spymac.com. They offer:

1 GB e-mail account
250 MB of space to upload pictures in the Spymac Gallery
100 MB free space on Spymac Hosting with WebDAV access*
Free iCal Hosting (both public and private)*
Access to the Spymac Forums and Shoutbox
Your very own Spymac Blog*
Access to the Spymac Auctions
The ability to create your very own personal Gallery and Forum
POP3 Access

All for free!

It's a little slow, but that could be the issue mentioned above, plus they have a huge user base. And it looks like the backend is Perl.
[ June 15, 2004: Message edited by: Gregg Bolinger ]
 
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Cool! I signed up. Thanks Gregg

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Originally posted by Chris Mathews:

Actually, it looks like the problem isn't necessarily with Yahoo: Akamai DNS problem affected large sites. It is kind of strange that this issue occurred on the same day as the Yahoo upgrade though...


http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1612683,00.asp
 
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Damn, They did not upgrade the rocketmail accounts, which were converted to Yahoo ages back.
 
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Mine got upgraded to 100MB today. My Yahoo Briefcase is still 30MB, which is even smaller in space than Email... It seems I should better move my files from Briefcase to EMail, which is 3 times larger....
 
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Originally posted by Ko Ko Naing:
Mine got upgraded to 100MB today. My Yahoo Briefcase is still 30MB, which is even smaller in space than Email... It seems I should better move my files from Briefcase to EMail, which is 3 times larger....


Looks like you have lot of files.
 
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Its June 16 already and my account is not yet upgraded .... are they doing the upgrade regionally ?
 
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Seems to be somewhat random - my account was converted well after most of the other announcements here, and the site is currently behaving very slowly. I'd guess they're dealing with a lot of technical problems as a result of all the conversions, and moving as fast as they can.
 
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Mine is still 6MB, and it is very very slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
 
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I haven't had a problem with the it yet. No noticeable performance difference either.
 
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Originally posted by Michael Ernest:
I haven't had a problem with the it yet. No noticeable performance difference either.


Me neither... :roll:
 
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Now, it is hotmail's turn..

http://www.betanews.com/article/1087553239

"We are going to respond in a big way and will eliminate email storage as an issue for our users," said Irving.


1GB?
 
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Do ya'all think we are likely to see free broadband ?
 
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Although both my accounts 6 and 4 MB have been upgraded I've seen that for people from other regions this has not been the case. So maybe they are upgrading it regionally.

For international (Non US) users it might help trying to login using "mail.yahoo.com" instead of your regular international one. Also try changing your region settings to some part of USA...might work this way
 
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Just as San Tiruvan said ..... very true.

get ur 100 MB today .

  • log in ur account .... goto mail options
  • select the account informations ..asks for pswd enter and get in to it....
  • then goto member information and click edit...
  • in the genral prefrernces click the language and content ie on (english-india ) change it too english us or to english uk ...
  • then finished ... it will ask for accept or decline their new agreement etc..accept it then finished ..make sure you click finished finished
  • goto to ur inbox and check the mail size ....and be happy
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