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Weird new Gmail quota

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

Friday, October 12, 2007
12 years ago13,139 views

The quotas on the Gmail login page added two entries for 43,008MB and Number.MAX_VALUE:

var CP = [
   [ 1175414400000, 2835],
   [ 1192176000000, 2912],
   [ 1193122800000, 4321],
   [ 1199433600000, 6283],
   [ 2147328000000, 43008],
   [ 46893711600000, Number.MAX_VALUE]
];

But the date for reaching 43,008 MB is over 368 months away!

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

LOL, saw that too! Normally I don't go to look at that stuff, but the login page I got was pretty weird so I decided to take a peek.


googlified.com/files/temp/gmai ...



I found out that a different "GMAIL_RTT" cookie value (integer) will trigger a different template.

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

>>But the date for reaching 43,008 MB is over 368 months away!

That's over 1GB/year.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

>> That's over 1GB/year.

So it's sped up then???

Keith Chan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Confirmed in Official Gmail Blog:

gmailblog.blogspot.com/2007/10 ...

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[moved from new thread]

Counter is fairly fast now

Related to possible new gmail design?

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[moved]

WOW!!

I just checked my google apps premier account.

You are currently using 662 MB (2%) of your 25600 MB.

thats awesome!!

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Haochi you're on Techcrunch! techcrunch.com/2007/10/12/wind ...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

My account used to be a 6Go (remember i paid it 1$ ...) and now it is a 10Go... So I checked my account and plans have changed too :
6 Go -> 10 Go = 20 $
25 Go -> 40 Go = 75 $
100 Go -> 150 Go = 250 $
250 Go -> 400 Go = 500 $

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Whats a go?

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Official Word gmailblog.blogspot.com/2007/10 ...

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Holy S*** it's going up fast. It was around 1mb a day before wasn't it?

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Oh and James: [Up] blogoscoped.com/forum/111060.h ...

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Not long to 3gb now, I wonder if Google will celebrate in some way.

Maybe the counter has sped up to coincide with a planned event

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I'm guessing it's more likely they reached some threshold of users using some percentage of their storage space. That and the fact that Yahoo switched to unlimited storage a few months back.

jammarlibre [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Good morning
Thanks for your site.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

PC World coverage is located here:

pcworld.com/article/id,138378- ...

pointing to official Gmail Blog and stating this:
"On Friday, the counter on the Gmail login page stood at more than 2,935M bytes, or about 2.9G bytes, of storage, and was rising – but the counter is an illustration rather than a hard limit."

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Sorry just read Lifehacker... 6GB by January!!!!
Only 27MB to go to the big 3GB :D

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Seems to be going up 1MB ~10 min so If I'm right* ~4 hours to 3GB!!!! (1AM UK time)

*And I'm probably not.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Sweet! What about paid storage? Is there any change in pricing or how much you get for the same amount of money?

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[Up] blogoscoped.com/forum/111060.h ...
Oh rite...

Oh and Martin [Up] blogoscoped.com/forum/111060.h ...
There are 3072mb in 3 GB, not 3000, so there are 92 megabytes to go, which is like 15 hours.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Martin is pretty close, just change AM to PM. :)

The current rate (according to the givens) is ~5.36MB/hr and it will reach 3GB (3072MB) at around Oct 13 2007 13:51 GMT.

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Just noticed that the counter says 2983MB, but when I log in:

"You are currently using 54 MB (1%) of your 2911 MB"

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Hey I'm tired, and I said I was probably wrong :D

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[Up] blogoscoped.com/forum/111060.h ...
Yeah, same here

[Up] blogoscoped.com/forum/111060.h ...
There's no excuse for a man who killed the cow because he didn't know the milking technique.(that's my old irish made-up proverb for, think before you speak/Don't be lazy/ GO BACK AND STUDY YOUR MATHS!!!)

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The log-in page has gone over the 3,000MB mark now.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Mambo, your right. I just noticed that tonight.

<< Over 3007.098535 megabytes (and counting) of free storage so you'll never need to delete another message. >>

But this is what I see when I log into my account:
You are currently using 414 MB (14%) of your 2936 MB.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]James
I got a B in GCSE Maths a few months ago, God help the people who got less than me :D

I'm just worried about how you kill a cow by milking it incorrectly :-/

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Not much to go till 3GB Now! 3045 ATM!

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

My Gmail says:
" You are currently using 431 MB (14%) of your 3051 MB."

Though the manage account storage page gives me a different amount,
"Gmail
  
2.98 GB
0.42 GB (14%) in use "

www.google.com/accounts/Manage ...

Keith Chan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The manage account storage page has always been lagging behind the real storage ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

You're right.
Let's give it 24 hours. :)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

By the way...
The counter in the Gmail log-in page is growing rapidly fast!

I guess Google is up to something...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

*Hummms mission impossible theme*

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

At this rate, I think this is technically better than the supposed "unlimited storage" that has a fair usage policy attached (such as Yahoo Mail); it gives you a definite figure that they are guaranteed of being able to use.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Mambo:
Nope. This rate of growth won't stay like this too much. Gmail will have 6GB on January 4 and you'll get a new GB a year. If you use more than 1GB / year, you'll still need more storage at some point.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yes, i agree with Ionut.

They can't keep this rapid growth for too long.

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I guess that they probably can keep this going for a long time, as the majority of users will not reach even the current value

Hong Xiaowan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I just want a safe fast easy gmail. 2G is enough for me, for my business account, 0.2G OK.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here] Stephen
I'm not saying Google won't handle the pressure of increasing the storage that fast.
I'm just saying they shouldn't be doing that.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The recent state:

"Lots of space
Over 3092.150735 megabytes (and counting)"

gmail.com/
(without logging in)

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #


cybernetnews.com/wp-content/up ...



cybernetnews.com/2007/10/12/st ...

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Btw: "You are currently using 468 MB (15%) of your 3092 MB."

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Something is weird with Google's quota monitor. Mine still says 3042MB, yet the main page and Stefan say 3092MB.

(I'm not complaining about 50MB, just seems a little strange)

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I'm on 2093MB now. It's probably just server fluctuations. (What actually happens when you reach your limit?)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Me too Stephen.
The counter says 3094 and i got 3054..

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]stefan:
Hmm... That graph seems familiar.

[put at-character here]everyone else:
the homepage counter is some JS code, while the number from the bottom of Gmail's inbox is from the server and it's not continuously updated. I wouldn't worry about those numbers. Gmail probably already allows you to use 4 GB or more.

Mysterius [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The counter just passed 3100...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yay 3GB!!!

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Actually, having logged into another account I found that its limit it is currently limited to 3054 where as my personal account is increasing (now at 3113MB).

Seems to be random on who has the fixed limit.

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

You are currently using 469 MB (15%) of your 3098 MB.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

"0.4 GB (2%) of 13 GB" – It won't last long though.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Tom has the same amount?

rgjdk [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

[moved from new thread "My gmail shows 3gb+" -Philipp]

Hi

My gmail shows 3gb and counting. It didn't yesterday ... did it?

rgjdk

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Last time I posted I didn't even have 3gb space on my account, I go away for a weekend and I have 3 gb FRE.
(I would say I don't have much mail but try fitting 160MB of mail into a single "Old Style" Hotmail account without paying)

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Missed out an 'E' and the word 'nearly' (before James jumps in and says that we haven't got to 160MB over 3GB yet :D)

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

:D

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Question,
Does anyone know why they're doing this?

(I don't think it's for beating competition..)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

To catch up with the competition.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Catch up? huh?

Can you provide any further information please Ionut?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Of course: googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007 ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Gmail infinity+1 has less than 3GB..
www.google.com/accounts/Servic ...

lol.. :)

Oh, Thanks Ionut :)

MarWi [PersonRank 3]

12 years ago #

I have got 25 GB with my Apps accounts now...

I really start to wonder what percentage of world hard disk supply goes to Google...Any guesses?

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Even 1% seems a bit too high...

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Up to 3.5 GB now! :) (3584MB)
My account usage has gone down by 1% since this started going faster (I haven't deleted anything :D)

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Up to 4 GB now!

Manoj Nahar [PersonRank 4]

12 years ago #

4.109 GB for me now.

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

4249.22

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Now that Google for your domain is giving as much space as Gmail, I would like to move over. Does anyone know a quick and Dirty way to move all my Emails (with labels) over?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

limitnone.com/products.php?p=g ...

Note: Only emails that were automatically labeled will be labeled in the new account (i.e. labels created through filters). Emails that were manually labeled will NOT come through with a label.

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

wow.... I am totally in awe of how easy that is.... it has been running for a while, as I imagine it will....

is there anything similar for Docs and calanders?

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I see it did the calendar.... this is Great! Looks like the Emails are going to take quite some time to move over... I have through October 2004 moved at the moment :)

Thank you soooo much!

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

well..... it is to December 2004 now.... I'm guessing this is going to take some time!

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

been around 21 hours now and it finally got to August 2005

That's okay though, It is working well

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

alright..... we are nearing the 48 hour mark, and we are up to december 2005. The kicker here is.... my Gmail address just got Imap support and my Apps for your domain did not!

Dang!!!

Ohh well :)

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

No matter how many times you post it always says "75 comments"

RC [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

my acct just crossed 5000mb.. wow.

less than 2 years ago, yahoo used to offer 10mb accounts.

Pri [PersonRank 5]

12 years ago #

IT DID!! I have 5008 MB!! woohoo! I don't know what kind of math they are using to increase the storage, but I like this fuzzy math...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Google math :)

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