Remember Google Mail's promise of endless storage? Forget it.
Tod Maffin is a smart guy and when he reports on something largely ignored elsewhere I pay attention.
Today he reveals how Google is welching (sorry Welshmen everywhere) on its implicit promise to store your email "forever." It seems that Maffin ran out of his allocated 3gb of space and now has to clear out his treasured digital heirlooms.
I’ve been a huge fan of Google’s free online email service, Gmail, since it launched. Nearly 3 GB of storage (!) and quick searching made it seem like a dream when the company launched it on April Fools Day three years ago.
Back then, Wayne Rosing, VP of engineering at Google breathlessly told the media “”The idea is that your mail can stay in there forever… You can always index it, always search it, and always find things from the past.
That is, until tonight.
Tonight, I ran out of space. Yes, Virginia, eventually, even with 3 GB, you’ll run out of space. And now I’m stuck. I’m not the only one.