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December 14, 2004 2:13 PM   Subscribe

One Terabyte?! I remember the good old days. Back when I was a kid and Gmail revolutionized communication by offering 1 gigabytes of storage to it's users. Well step aside, G. These crazy bikers are giving away 1000 GB accounts with a whopping 500 MB limit on attachments. And no ads?! Is this really possible? Think of the bandwidth.
posted by drpynchon (26 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Is this really possible?

No.
posted by gwint at 2:17 PM on December 14, 2004


Even if they accept 500 meg attachments, good luck getting that attachment sent out in the first place. As far as I know, most normal sendmail configurations have a 10 meg cap, and that's a generous estimate... It's probably more like 2 megs.

And honestly, what the fuck do you need a terabyte of email storage for? SMTP and FTP are not the same thing, so you shouldn't use email to transfer large a file for the same reason you shouldn't use an FTP server to send people text messages.
posted by SweetJesus at 2:22 PM on December 14, 2004


Google has (about) a petabyte of storage, if memory serves. So, while it's possible, it's highly unlikely. I think they're banking on the fact that it would take a while to actually fill a TB of space, clearly underestimating the power of file traders.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 2:22 PM on December 14, 2004


Why not?
posted by photodegas at 2:24 PM on December 14, 2004


Where am I going to get a terrabyte of porn to store on there?
posted by TwelveTwo at 2:28 PM on December 14, 2004


Yeah, but you'll get a ton of Easy Rider spam. Which may be a good thing?
posted by asianmack at 2:28 PM on December 14, 2004


Their site is solar-powered, too!
posted by painquale at 2:32 PM on December 14, 2004


TwelveTwo: I'll hook you up. Have the truck drop by my place, say, 8:00.
posted by LordSludge at 2:35 PM on December 14, 2004


107374182.4 Mb Limit
ho ho ho ho ....
posted by metaculpa at 3:02 PM on December 14, 2004


I signed up for an account and sent some message from the account and to the account...it has been over 45 mins. and nothing...
posted by photodegas at 3:07 PM on December 14, 2004


...and they make money how?
posted by quonsar at 3:11 PM on December 14, 2004


so. i signed up. no verification email. login or password invalid. signup was supposedly successful.

::awaits the spam::
posted by kamylyon at 3:16 PM on December 14, 2004


The terabyte is delivered in a White Van.
posted by ParisParamus at 3:28 PM on December 14, 2004


okay, it works, now what?
posted by kamylyon at 3:31 PM on December 14, 2004


okay, it works, now what?

Easy. Post your email address, and the rest of us will flood you. When the email starts bouncing (or just failing to get stored), you've reached your limit. If, at that time, you have less than one terrabyte stored, it's a sham.
posted by bingo at 4:07 PM on December 14, 2004


I signed up, but it says my login is invalid.
posted by zorro astor at 4:37 PM on December 14, 2004


OK, I signed up for one and got into the Inbox. Now waiting to see when my test messages show up.

And requested a friend who has godlike upload bandwidth try sending me an obscenely huge file.

We'll see... 5 minutes and still no test messages...
posted by InnocentBystander at 5:24 PM on December 14, 2004


This is silly.
posted by blacklite at 6:41 PM on December 14, 2004


I ran a blog about spam. That is, up until recently when it became clear that I neither had the time to maintain it, nor the interest in tracking what was essentially the same concepts over and over.

In said blog, I posted a few things about HRiders.com and their increasing storage levels.
A few readers of my site posted up their opinions of the service, a few HRiders people said thanks, a few more opinions showed up - and then HRiders apparently had some people sort of put up a cease and desist on me.

Other than the comedy involved there, it became clear to me that 1) there are many people that feel that site is a scam or a ripoff, and 2) HRiders is legit and they get really pissed off when people claim they are a scam.
As far as I know, their service is totally legit - but I have read of people having issues with them a lot.
posted by MrFancypants at 7:55 PM on December 14, 2004


Anyone remember youvegotpost.com, and how that whole debacle turned out? Take it as read that these poor bastards will be down within a week, probably less.

It's also starting to get annoying that people don't seem to understand that the appeal of gmail isn't just the space (although that certainly helps) it's that gmail's interface is one of the best web interfaces ever created for any purpose, and it's backed by google's steadfast reliability.
posted by Savvas at 7:58 PM on December 14, 2004


I am insulted by InnocentBystander's reference to me as "a friend" and demand he take it back or I won't let him move in in January.

And it never finished attaching my insanely huge file, which was a complete copy of a movie.

It's a shame, really. I was looking forward to making a public address so people could download the complete Twin Peaks.
posted by u.n. owen at 10:28 PM on December 14, 2004


Hully gee! I'm gonna e-mail myself the whole Internet!

Earl, get the camera!
posted by ikkyu2 at 12:20 AM on December 15, 2004


It's also starting to get annoying that people don't seem to understand that the appeal of gmail isn't just the space (although that certainly helps) it's that gmail's interface is one of the best web interfaces ever created for any purpose, and it's backed by google's steadfast reliability

Except, of course, that a lot of the time the POP3 access doesn't work, and the spam filtering just gives up the ghost, and messages disappear into the ether.

I know, I know, it's still in beta...
posted by LondonYank at 2:35 AM on December 15, 2004


...and they make money how?

Sponsored by Kawasaki
posted by erratic frog at 2:54 AM on December 15, 2004


Just to clarify, "friend" in this instance == "the most wonderful girl ever"

*cowers in shame*
posted by InnocentBystander at 7:05 AM on December 15, 2004


I got an account, and it doesn't send or receive mail. Bikers? Unreliable? NEVER!
posted by Pretty_Generic at 10:16 AM on December 15, 2004


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