When Googles' Gmail service had unched back in 2004, the 1 Gigabyte of storage space quickly make the likes of MS Hotmail and Yahoo Mail quite obsolete.
Then that 1GB of Gmail was doubled.
And now an extra gig has been tacked onto that.
Sweet ones and zeroes, a whole 3GB? That's better than most USB thumb drives!
The reason behind Googles generosity stems from the fact that many people have photos and videos stored in their Gmail attachment, files that can add up quickly. So, Gmail is making good on its promise to increase storage capacity.
"A few of you are using Gmail so much that you're running out of space, so to make good on our promise, today we're announcing we are speeding up our counter and giving out more free storage," blogged the Google engineer Rob Siemborski.
But competition brings greater selection. Microsoft is currently offering 5GB woth of on-line storage for their Windows Live Hotmail service, while Yahoo is offering "unlimited" storage.
Hmmm, could I possible upload the entire Internet to a Yahoo account?
But it doesn't end with Gmail. Google Apps users will have their on-line storage increased to 3GB as well. Premier members of Google Apps will see a boost in their capacity; 10GB up to 25GB.