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Luka [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, August 9, 2007
7 years ago14,424 views

It seems that some user have now 9030 Mb in their Gmail available space. We are not sure that is not a Fake. Does anyone confirm ?

zorgloob.com/2007/08/google-tr ...

Other Source :

zoliblog.com/2007/08/09/gmail- ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I see it on Digg too, a guy sent a screenshot.
My Gmail account is full at 32%, so it's not useful for me. But for some people I understand easily ^^

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Brad emailed me about his account having 10 GB too. I asked him if it was perhaps a Google Apps for Your Domain Gmail account and wait for his reply...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Here's the Digg post:
digg.com/tech_news/Gmail_showi ...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

We have capture that proove it's a regular @gmail.com email account, so it's not a Google Apps for Your Domain account.

Luka [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Gmail Help Center :

Would you like to volunteer for a usability study to help improve Google's storage offerings? To be considered, fill out the screening questionnaire. We offer incentives up to $100.00 to study participants!
updated 8/6/2007

mail.google.com/support/bin/an ...

Above 6 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Nathan Maxson [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

I can reperduce this
just download gimp.org/
Capture the screenshot
find out what font they are using
find out what color they are using
earse the part that says how much space you have and put in a bizzare number instead :)

Daniel [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

You don't need Gimp for it..just use the FF web developer toolbar to edit the html

±Shehnshah [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

i think its just the answer to .mac becoming 10gb.

shouldnt google be going after yahoo's unlimited thing instead?

TK [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

I'm showing
You are currently using 301 MB (3%) of your 9030 MB.

harrisonpowers [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

stuck under 3gb

Luka [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Daniel & Nathan Maxson : A lot of people now report the same thing, I don't think it's a global fake. And the message in Google's Gmail Help Center may confirm this.

bradsucks [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

I just emailed Philipp a screenshot of my account. The only reason I checked today was because a friend of mine mentioned his mysteriously upgraded to 10GB. I've checked with a few other friends and they don't have it.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

That 9030 number might be a mistake. Maybe someone should check.

RGJ_dk [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

Hi. Mine is also showing "You are currently using 408 MB (4%) of your 9030 MB." I just went to check after seeing this post. Odd thing.

Elaine Normandy [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

I am still under 3 gig, holding steady at 33% used.

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

FYI, the login page still has a counter which maxes out at 3560MB. (It's currently at 2886)

Luka [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Maybe the 9030 Mb is due to the perpetual growth of Gmail Space ? Everybody should check during next days to see if it is still growing.

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

How comes I never get that lucky?

Ricky [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

I've got 9030. Good stuff.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I have this now aswell. I logged out and logged back in. :)

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Me too!! Cooliedewoopsie :D

Bert Webb [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Although I'm a dedicated Google user, this may be in response to Yahoo!'s offering of unlimited storage space in Yahoo! Mail.

Mickey Mellen [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

I logged out, logged back in and...

still 2886. :(

Madhukar Reddy Gurram [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

I have 2886 MB ...

I think gmail should get unlimited storage now ...

Madhukar

[Signature URL removed – Tony]

Cimnine [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

I still have the 2886mb's .(

Patrick Kempf [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

"You are currently using 666 MB (23%) of your 2886 MB."

Uh-oh. The devil is here... :-)

luca filigheddu [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

Yes, that's true.

lucafiligheddu.com/2007/08/gma ...

fox88 [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

You are currently using 2858 MB (99%) of your 2886 MB.

damn it :|

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

[Updated the post with a screenshot. Also, Wouter confirmed his 9 GB storage in an email now.]

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

You are currently using 417 MB (14%) of your 2886 MB.

Jeroen van Rijn [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Yup – just checked. Got 9030MB and am only using 110MB of it. I do have a premium Picassa account though, wonder if that has something to do with it...

Aaron Toponce [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

"You are currently using 392 MB (13%) of your 2886 MB."

luca filigheddu [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

Jeroen, that's a good tip... I have a premium Picasa account too...

Alexandre A Dedavid [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Are you kidding me?

I have this message in my gmail account:

"You are currently using 2853 MB (98%) of your 2886 MB."

The funny thing about that is when I go to the trash and delete all mails forever and receive a message like this:

"No conversations in the Trash. Who needs to delete when you have over 2000 MB of storage?!"

I need to!!! I have 98% of my account used! hehehe!

Hugs

Armin L [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

docs.google.com/Doc?id=ajdkjsd ...

I have 28486 mB

I attached the screen cap

I am using 5% of it (1449 MB)

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I don't have picasa premium

Babak M [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Showing 9030 in the gmail and still 2048 in the apps. I have premium Picasa as well.

Armin L [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

oh that makes sense... I have picasa premium (You are currently using 9486 MB (35%) of your 26624 MB.)

so if 26624 in picasa plus gmail is that why i have 28486?

wait that makes no sense it doesnt add up. hehe..

has anyone noticed the link to buying more storage on picasa has gone missing?? well at least in mine it has

are we about to be introduced to gdrive?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

It's probably a bug. That number doesn't make any sense.

bradsucks [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

Actually I have premium Picasa also. (I paid for it the day before the upgraded it to 1 gig.)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

> It's probably a bug.

If that would be true, then does that mean everyone who now quickly fills their 9 GB will have 9 GB permanently, because Google can't allow themselves to just delete people's emails? (Did anyone with 9 Gb try to cross e.g. the 3 GB limit?)

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Armin, you must have some firefox extension or something installed, cuz your gmail layout is different.

FTBoomer [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

I saw my account jump to 9030 today and thought it was a mistake. Sure enough, 9030 it is.

Isaack Rasmussen [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

I have 9030MB as well, my friend who I invited has it as well. However another who I also invited haven't received it yet. And I think, the latter was actually earlier.

My account was created 2-3 after Google started the initial Beta testing in April 2004. It was ~995MB out of ~2880 before. I'm thinking that early and well used accounts might get it first?

Out of my 450 feeds, none have reported it yet, which is VERY unusual, so it might be rare among Gmail users.

jdbradford [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

am on 9030 too :-)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Hands up, who has the "extra Gmail storage" but does NOT have a Picasa Premium account? James Xuan, for instance.

random gmail user guy who doesn't want others to know who he is [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

hey i still have 2886 mb

tried signing in and out

damn it, why am i never lucky?
oh well whatever i guess 2886 mb is enought for me for now, anyways

maybe if someone has over 9000mb and invites someone that person will get 9000mb, or like isaack said maybe its the early and well/commonly used (aka "valued customers") get the upgrade first?

random gmail user guy who doesn't want others to know who he is [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

i dont have the picasa premium thing

Luka [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Man hunt : The first to find a gmail user with 9030Mb and a classic Picasa Account will receive... a lot of consideration (Or maybe a 9030 Mb account in the next days.)

J [PersonRank 2]

7 years ago #

I have the 9030Mb and premium Picasa account

keith [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

It appears if you have purchased premium space in Picasa, Google is giving us a "Drive" view of the space being used across all Google Services.
See attached image....

Is this the first step to sharing storage across all services???


lh4.google.com/keith.bilous/Rr ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Wow. What's the URL of that page Keith?

Luka [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Strange ? (6.25 GB + 2886 MB) – 9030MB = 256 MB

256 is not a strange number for geeks...

google.com/search?hl=en&q= ...

Bernd Goldschmidt [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

"You are currently using 705 MB (7%) of your 9030 MB."

GMail for ages, Picasa Premium for quite some Month now.

keith [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Philip,tIt was in my "Google Account" settings......from Picasa I clicked on "account settings"
www.google.com/accounts/Manage ...

Keith
icucmoderation.com

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Keith, cool! Looks like Google's just released their "shared storage" plans:

www.google.com/accounts/Purcha ...

<< With a Google shared storage plan, you won't have to worry about deleting files, pictures, or emails. After purchasing a storage plan, some of your individual Google services (e.g. email and photos) will share a single new storage space. >>

Looks like GDrive could finally be almost here folks!

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

There is a bug, it says I use 0 Gb on 1 Gb offered on Picasaweb. But picasa said "You are currently using 228 MB (3%) of your 7168 MB." :-/

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Maybe they've just rushed this out because Microsoft have just announced Microsoft Live SkyDrive: skydrive.live.com/

Armin L [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

Kirby- I do have a gmail extension installed. better gmail 1.0

since i have the 25gb premium storage I take it thats why I have 28gb in my gmail account

Jared Cherup [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

This is exciting news indeed.

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Sounds like the starting of GDrive really, all it takes now is for Google to merge all the limits into something like 5GB and provide an backup utility (ala. Platypus)

I noticed that Google Docs, Pages, Base limits aren't included though (presumebly they are coming).

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I invite you all to the new Google Shared Storage post's comments :)

blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-0 ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

... and if you want to digg it:
digg.com/tech_news/Google_Shar ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Does anyone have a PNG screenshot of their Google Storage homepage if it contains a pie chart/ paid storage section?

Isaack Rasmussen [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

I never paid for my Picasaweb... still I have 9GB.

Mathias Schindler [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I get 6GB extra for 20 Dollars instead of 1.

Mathias

Abhinav Gautam [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

I have 15 GBs!!!

googleeverywhere.blogspot.com/ ...

[Link updated to permalink – Tony]

Ben Godomon [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Mine says: You are currently using 1822 MB (63%) of your 2886 MB.

Robert [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

I've also got 15Gigs

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Am i the only who didn't get a free storage upgrade? :(

:P

Robert [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

I have the 9030Mb and the premium Picasa account. It just appeared a couple of days ago. I have had the premium Picasa account for a year or more.

Simon [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Here 6 GB extra storage costs 20 USD a year, not 1..

Tye (William Tyler Rogers) [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Umm...
Just thought I'd mention it. Not sure how to describe:
box.net/shared/35itb3ifo9

徐杰8410 [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

There is a 15GB Gmail Account:
googlemagazine.blogspot.com/20 ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

^
You sure it's real?

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

<<You sure it's real?>> This is from ages ago. I have a feeling it was linked to GAFYD Premium

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Bear in mind that your Blogger images, which once were hosted for free, nowadays come out of your Picasa storage allowance.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

??? Really!

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

[ I'm with James]
Really??
What about those who don't have an account on Picasaweb?

Oh, and not that i question your knowledge Roger, but how do you know this?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

David, you could read Picasa Web's help files. They're available online:
picasa.google.com/support/bin/ ...

Usually, simple searches answer most of your questions.

"When you use Blogger to create a blog with photos, a web album of those photos is created in Picasa Web Albums."
picasa.google.com/support/bin/ ...

So, when you upload a photo using Blogger, you're asked to accept PWA's terms and your photo is uploaded there. If you didn't use PWA before, you're going to use it indirectly as a storage service for your photos.

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

> What about those who don't have an account on Picasaweb?

Both Picasaweb and Blogger use Google Accounts.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

David:

Google says: "Picasa Web Albums gives users 1 GB of storage just for Picasa Web Albums images."

Google stores Blogger images as Picasa Web Albums images. Google calculates and displays the storage used by the Blogger images in exactly the same way as any other Picasa Web Album photos. Therefore, to me, Google's statement means that they count the Blogger images within the 1 GB allowance.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I get it now. Thank you all.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

For my email storage, i would never pay

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