Yahoo Offers Unlimited Email Storage

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In perhaps the ultimate act of one-upmanship in the email storage wars, Yahoo has announced that it will be remove all storage size restrictions on all of its users’ email. This, at least in terms of storage, finally allows Yahoo to truly “kick the enemy’s ass“, as they so tactfully put it themselves.

Explained John Kremer, Yahoo Mail VP, “We are viewing this as a gift to our users worldwide in recognition of what they have done for us and in recognition of what they are doing now on the Internet,” adding that “We see people increasingly sending more photos – richer media formats in all different types – really driving the amount of storage up beyond the levels they were a year ago.”


In otherwords, email users are storage resource hogs.

Said the Yahoo blog, “We hope we’re setting a precedent for the future. Someday, can you imagine a hard drive that you can never fill.”

The unlimited storage is being offered to all Yahoo users, whether they are using the free or fee-based services. One wonders whether the users who were paying Yahoo for double the storage capacity of the free acounts may now choose to go the free account route, and what that may do to Yahoo’s bottom line. Not much, probably.

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5 thoughts on “Yahoo Offers Unlimited Email Storage

  1. Did Yahoo decide to make this happen without announcing it to their subscribers? I was expecting some fanfare in my Yahoo inbox about this, but was greeted by the same ordinary stuff. ??

  2. i’m not turalia but i own and.or moderate several yahoo groups, as well as being a member of others and the last several days i’ve been seeing duplicate and even triplicate messages, as well as messages being repeated over two or three days after the original posting. i don’t know what’s causing it but somebody at yahoo needs to dedigitate and fix the problem.
    “gunner”

  3. Dear Turalia,

    We had not heard about the Yahoo Groups issue; can you give us more information about it?

    TIP

  4. Amazing how you’re so quick to report yahoo’s storage change and you’ve ignored the bizarre glitch that filled many users e-mail boxes beyond their storage capacity in the last twenty four hours.

    Yahoo groups went out of control and every message posted got delivered a dozen times or more. As a group owner, I even got inundated with repeat messages from folks joining groups.

    Quick to report good news ignore bad news — makes the Net Patrol’s reliability as a reporter of what’s going on very suspect.

  5. Technically, no, yahoo does not offer “unlimited” storage. It may not limit how much you store, but it does limit how you store it and you can not add folders beyond it’s arbitrary limit.

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