The sky’s the limit for Yahoo e-mail users

US-based internet firm Yahoo has announced plans to offer users of its web-based e-mail service unlimited storage capacity.

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By  Cleona Godinho Published  March 28, 2007

Yahoo has announced plans to offer users of its web-based e-mail service unlimited storage capacity. The firm stated that the move is in response to a recent increase in the size of file attachments, resulting from people exchanging more photographs, videos and music. In an official company blog, John Kremer, vice president for Yahoo! Mail revealed that existing e-mail accounts will be upgraded around the globe starting this May. “As much as we’d like to just flip a switch and ‘unlimit’ everyone on the same day, we’ll be rolling this out over a few months to facilitate a smooth transition — we know there’s virtually nothing more precious than your inbox," explained Kremer. The move places Yahoo ahead of Google’s Gmail service in terms of storage capacity; Google currently limits storage capacity to 2.8Gbytes but is gradually adding storage capacity. When Yahoo! Mail first launched in 1997, e-mail accounts were limited to 4Mbytes. The firm responded to Google’s offering of 1Gbyte mail boxes in 2004 by increasing the storage capacity to 100Mbytes, which a year later was increased further to 1Gbyte.

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