Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Google introduces G-mail...

Woo yay! Yahoo has just upgraded my account to 100MB!
Thanks for using Yahoo! Mail. It's our goal to offer you an email experience that makes it easy to stay in touch. Periodically, we make service changes to enhance that experience for our users. As of June 16, 2004, you'll enjoy the following benefits:
Increased storage capacity ? from your current level to 100MB
Increase in individual message send/receive size from 3MB to 10MB

They must've heard me and raving about how great G-mail is and decided to fight back! :)

EDIT: Story also running at boing boing.

14 comments:

mmChronic said...

Bit of a shit fight back! To extend the fight analogy:
<lTyson>I'm going to pound yo ass with a killer punch!
<lBruno>I'm going to retaliate by nipping you - probably swiftly followed by my own fainting.

mmChronic said...

*&lt should of course be &lt; (<)

bungers said...

Parp!

But Yahoo has messenger, so until g-mail introduce SMS alerts, Yahoo will remain "top dogg" or something..

mmChronic said...

I like the way Yahoo cunningly spell the name of their online mail client Messenger. Oh they don't. PARP!

Email features alone (ie Yahoo Mail vs GmMail) I reckon Yahoo is still just edging it if only for their new mail notification.

bungers said...

Well, mines called "messenger" and my MSN one is called "messenger" too...

</parp>

ILuvNUFC said...

What account do you have with Yahoo? My mailbox is still 6mb.

mmChronic said...

Messenger (Yahoo or MSN) is the chat client like AIM etc. Yahoo Mail is their webmail client which is what GMail is pitched against.

Here is the Yahoo! Mail page - please show me the Messenger branding. What? You can't? You mean you were wrong? PRB - Parp Right Back in a bling bling stylee. :)

bungers said...

The point you are missing, is that The All New Messenger will alert you whenever you have a new e-mail. I have no idea when I get new mail with G-mail.

Ergo, yahoo mail is more useful for certain things.

</i threw all that shizzle out>

mmChronic said...

I said Yahoo was still edging Gmail so I agreed with you there.

But Messenger is a distinctly separate part of the service - just because it interfaces with Yahoo Mail doesn't make it Yahoo Mail. If you are going to count all Yahoo services then you gave to count all Google services. Google is light years better than Yahoo for searching, Google has the best image search, Google provides a good interface to usenet - Yahoo doesn't, Google has less in your face ads than Yahoo etc etc.

By your twisted, nay perverted logic makes GMail better than Yahoo Mail.

ILN: I still have a 6mb limit - probably because I don't use Yahoo enough.

mmChronic said...

The email poste by Bungers above says it starts tomorrow. I haven't had that email. Bungers is yours a yahoo.com address or a yahoo.co.uk? It might be it is only being offered to Americans first. Racialist twunts!

ILuvNUFC said...

My comment has'nt shown up here.I know you can see it though because you(mmChronic) answered it.

Signed into Yahoo and it never mentioned anything to me.

ILuvNUFC said...

Now it has!!!!

bungers said...

I'm Yahoo.co.uk and it's been upgraded to 100MB now!

But my mail alerts have stopped working. Dammit!

mmChronic said...

So the one thing that makes it better doesn't work. Hee hee he says in a Bo Selecta fashion.