Yahoo! mail offers unlimited space?

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  1. Zephyr Humans are ONE Registered Senior Member

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    With 10Mb limit on email size.
     
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  5. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    who in the world sends a 10MB email? :bugeye:
     
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  7. Nickelodeon Banned Banned

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    I would send a 50Mb email if I could.
     
  8. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    Me, many times...
     
  9. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    i use a virtual network if i need to transfer any large files, email is too unreliable. and i cant imagine anyone using 10mb of text.
     
  10. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    I send songs to my friends through email.
     
  11. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    As cheap as storage is (and it keeps getting cheaper and smaller) why wouldn't it work?
     
  12. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    You are currently using 442 MB (16%) of your 2853 MB. (gmail)

    And that's with friends sending me some mp3's and scanned books.
    Most people don't ever use that much space. So they can say unlimited as long as most naturally use it quite limited.
     
  13. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    I make PDFs of my datafiles (like images from DXA scans etc) and mail them to me; when its a lot of data, it gets to 10 mb.
     
  14. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    We had problems at work the other day. Even compressed the file was 453 meg...

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  15. Zephyr Humans are ONE Registered Senior Member

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    Would it be cheap enough to keep up with constant inflow (at maximum upload speed) from those users who might abuse it? :shrug:
     
  16. phonetic stroking my banjo Registered Senior Member

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    I doubt anyone would bother. To cause a serious problem, you'd need a lot of people doing it. Unless of course somebody found a loophole, but I think yahoo would notice fairly quickly and shut them down.

    If you can only upload one 10MB file at a time, to one account, from one IP address, I think they're pretty well covered. I'd assume that's the way it works, but you never know.
     
  17. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    Some time ago there was the suggestion of generating "Satellite networks". Now this doesn't mean the Satellites that are constantly launched into orbit from many countries around the world, but actually referred to the content thats placed into a transmition "orbit" throughout a network where a piece of information isn't housed at an IP address but is actually constantly floating around between the servers within the network. (Of course this doesn't rule out using IP's, since the pieces of the file would continuously be somewhere else on the network and therefore would require being pointed to.)

    There are actually some examples of such networks in existence however I think from what I remember this was mostly in phone networks.

    I would explain where I'm going with this, however I don't want to be responsible for putting the idea in some young impressionable (computer literate) peoples minds

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