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Gmail is one of the top Email providers that had little to no spam at all.
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Yes. I think people forget how slow everyones internet was back then (so attachments of any size were rare), and how little space email takes up. I can't think of a single instance of anyone I know having to delete email from their hotmail or yahoo account to free up space.
I just remember my friend who is a graphic artist. The free email services had very small file attachments (2-5 MB). He had to use his ISP email to send large file attachments (20-25 MB). Google was one of the first large free email services to have large file attachments.
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Yes. I think people forget how slow everyones internet was back then (so attachments of any size were rare), and how little space email takes up. I can't think of a single instance of anyone I know having to delete email from their hotmail or yahoo account to free up space.
I know I haven't in the last four years that I've had my Gmail account. I still have my Hotmail account and nowadays I haven't deleted a single inbox message I've received.

Even archiving emails I still haven't touched the 1GB mark for capacity.
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Gmail is one of the top Email providers that had little to no spam at all.
I get 0 spam on my Gmail inbox, spam box is full of spam XD

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and email is .. revolutionary..

oh wait! its just something that existed, but with google stamped on it.
short memory? gmail was a massive revolution in web-based email. massive.
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Yes. I think people forget how slow everyones internet was back then (so attachments of any size were rare), and how little space email takes up. I can't think of a single instance of anyone I know having to delete email from their hotmail or yahoo account to free up space.
I was deleting emails all the time with Hotmail, but I don't remember how much space I had back then. And I'm not a heavy email user.
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Back before Gmail, I was deleting emails from my yahoo all the time. It wasnt until Gmail became popular that other providers started offering something half-good to compete with it.

Anyway, I will miss labs. Canned response was useful.
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post #28 of 37
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and email is .. revolutionary..

oh wait! its just something that existed, but with google stamped on it.
I don't know how long you have been using web mail but Gmail was leaps and bounds ahead of the free e-mail competition when they launched. At a time when most people were offering at most 100's of MB of storage they offered 1GB. The interface was superior and so was the feature set. Gmail was revolutionary.
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post #29 of 37
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Gmail is one of the top Email providers that had little to no spam at all.
Not disagreeing with you, but I can go buy 1000 gmail accounts for 20 bucks...
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Not disagreeing with you, but I can go buy 1000 gmail accounts for 20 bucks...
That's what the spam filter is there for. (I have had my account for years, and I still don't get spammed . . . )

I hope that the closure of Google Labs doesn't effect how many pet projects they allow their workers to pursue. On the other hand, this will hopefully allow Google to get some of their better projects out of beta faster.
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