gmail quota = 1 terabyte

GMail quota of 1 terabyte

I haven’t heard about the reasoning or if it’s here to stay, but my GMail account quota just went up from 1000MB to 1000000MB, otherwise known as a terabyte.

Update: The quota has been changed back to a Gigabyte. It was fun while it lasted though.





  1. They must have installed a few more hard drives, eh?

      » Comment by jason on May 18, 2004 @ 9:56 am
  2. My theory is that they don’t have 1TB allocated for each user, but they have enough space that based on the average person’s mailbox, everyone can have virtually unlimited storage.

      » Comment by dan on May 18, 2004 @ 10:04 am
  3. HEHEH! =] I just saw this, did you Photoshop that?

      » Comment by Henry Erich III on May 18, 2004 @ 12:35 pm
  4. I’m showing the same thing on mine, too! Probably just a fluke. I don’t possibly see how Google could sustain an unlimited number of users with an unlimited amount of storage.

      » Comment by Aaron Pratt on May 18, 2004 @ 12:49 pm
  5. Me too: http://olivepress.blogspot.com/2004/05/gmail-capacity-1-million-mb.html

    Though I’m sure it’s some kind of bug, it sure would be nice if it were real!

      » Comment by Brian on May 18, 2004 @ 1:00 pm
  6. Henry: No photoshop, that’s an untouched screenshot.

    It may be a fluke, like Aaron said, then again, people thought 1GB of e-mail was an April Fools joke.

      » Comment by dan on May 18, 2004 @ 2:29 pm
  7. Me three: http://www.intelliot.com/blog/archives/2004/05/18/1-terabyte-1000-gb-of-gmail-storage/

    Perhaps they’re responding to Yahoo’s announcement that their free email users will get 100MB? lol

      » Comment by Elliot Lee on May 18, 2004 @ 5:27 pm
  8. Me four: http://chrisj.oxfordhost.co.uk/2004/05/1000000mb-remaining.html

      » Comment by Chris on May 18, 2004 @ 5:47 pm
  9. Same here.

      » Comment by Jay on May 18, 2004 @ 8:23 pm
  10. Is Gmail now offering approx. 1 Terabyte????
    Rumors started flying today on Orkut (the Google social networking service) that some users had account limits of 1,000,000 MB not 1,000 MB. I initially thought that this was simply someone having some fun with photoshop but it now appears that numer…

      » Trackback by A Random Walk Down Tech Street on May 18, 2004 @ 10:18 pm
  11. Mine has it too: http://www.sit.wisc.edu/~saklettke/2004/05/gmail-offers-1-terabyte-1000-gb.html

    Just wondering how long this will last before they fix it…

    Scott

      » Comment by scott on May 18, 2004 @ 11:09 pm
  12. How Many Zeroes Are There?
    Many users in Orkut claimed that their Gmail account quota has been boosted from 1,000 MB to 1,000,000 MB (or a tetrabyte, though someone pointed out that 1 tetrabyte should be equal to 1,048,576 MB). Some people are putting up…

      » Trackback by random thoughts on May 19, 2004 @ 1:13 am
  13. http://www.mblog.com/sanjayvyas/047001.html
    I guess all of us are sailing in the same boat. :)

      » Comment by Sanjay Vyas on May 19, 2004 @ 2:28 am
  14. I’m in too!

      » Comment by vfwlkr on May 19, 2004 @ 2:46 am
  15. was only temporary.. :(

      » Comment by hrish on May 19, 2004 @ 4:15 am
  16. Need a Terabyte – be a lucky user of Gmail

      » Trackback by eWorld.UI - Matt Hawley on May 19, 2004 @ 5:47 am
  17. guys,
    could you send invatation to test GMail to me?
    regards,
    Alex

      » Comment by ral on May 19, 2004 @ 6:01 am
  18. Gmail Offering 1 Terabyte of Space
    It looks like some special Gmail users received a surprise by having their Gmail account storage bumped up from 1,000MB to 1,000,000MB. Elliot Lee’s blog reported this yesterday, so did this blog. C|Net reported on this later on that day,…

      » Trackback by Search Engine Roundtable on May 19, 2004 @ 7:02 am
  19. Uh-oh. Looks like you’re getting hit by random people begging for invitations (as opposed to people you know, heh). But I never did see the one-terabyte figure on my Gmail account!

      » Comment by Meredith on May 19, 2004 @ 7:25 am
  20. Mine never had more than 1000MB…:( It may have just been for lucky users. Can anyone confirm that they had it and now they don’t?

    Matt

      » Comment by Matt on May 19, 2004 @ 8:43 am
  21. Dang. They took it away. My quota is back to 1000MB now.

      » Comment by dan on May 19, 2004 @ 8:56 am
  22. I still own a TB of storage, how long will it last, though? probably wouldn’t have noticed unless I read about it in online news.

      » Comment by christian on May 19, 2004 @ 9:00 am
  23. mine is still at a TB as well

      » Comment by joe cool on May 19, 2004 @ 10:01 am
  24. Joe and Christian: I’m guessing it will go back to 1000MB pretty soon, at least all the ones on Orkut that were still at a TB did.

      » Comment by dan on May 19, 2004 @ 10:08 am
  25. 1000 gigan sähköposti
    Google kokeilee mahdollisesti 1000 gigan sähköpostipalvelua – tai sitten kyseessä on lipsahdus….

      » Trackback by Nicklas Koski on May 19, 2004 @ 11:32 am
  26. http://news.com.com/2100-1024_3-5215599.html?tag=nefd.top

      » Comment by PatHaugen on May 19, 2004 @ 12:08 pm
  27. Gmail

      » Trackback by Rachel's Blogging .NET (mostly) on May 19, 2004 @ 12:13 pm
  28. I’ve seen that same article at zdnet.com which a Slashdot post linked to.

      » Comment by dan on May 19, 2004 @ 4:03 pm
  29. I’m all back to 1000 MB. Is there anyone that still happens to have 1 TB? Do Google employees get 1 TB? (I heard that somewhere…)

    Scott

      » Comment by scott on May 20, 2004 @ 2:18 pm
  30. Scott: I’ve heard the same thing about Google employees having 1000GB, but I don’t know for sure if it’s true.

      » Comment by dan on May 20, 2004 @ 3:23 pm
  31. Hey there, you can get a free GMail account at http://www.iworks.uni.cc

    ***Sorry Dan if I am spamming. You can delete my post if you think I am***

      » Comment by Indranil on June 22, 2004 @ 10:15 am
  32. Hi there, nice blog. Wondered, have your guests been to our forujm for Google Gmail? The forum can be found at: GoogleGmails.com There you will find literally thousands of people looking to help you with Gmail. Hope we can help your bloggers.

    John
    http://www.GoogleGmails.com

      » Comment by John Carver on July 27, 2004 @ 11:01 am
  33. Hey guys, mine showed, is showing, and i thinnk will be showing 1000mb only…..people say a bug, what are google programmers doing that they have such mistakes??? can you imagine how many 1000mb they can still give out………1000mb seems soo small now :( after 1 terabyte……….one more question….i wonder just wonder, howmany hard drives do they use???

      » Comment by gmailer on March 17, 2005 @ 5:11 pm
  34. gmailer: Who said it was a bug to have 1000MB? All normal Gmail accounts have 1000MB. It was just a glitch for a day or two when it jumped to 1000000MB.

    I have no idea how many hard drives they have.

      » Comment by dan on March 17, 2005 @ 6:10 pm
  35. this is very good apportunity to acuir g-mail benifets

    thanks & best Regard

      » Comment by M. Irfan-ul-Haq on May 13, 2005 @ 6:01 am
  36. i want to open my e-mail account in Gmail

    pls give me link for opining gmail account

      » Comment by sanjit on May 20, 2005 @ 7:37 pm
  37. sanjit: Ah…gmail.google.com (or even gmail.com)

      » Comment by dan on May 23, 2005 @ 8:02 am
  38. i want 1 terabyte gmail account. plz send me invitation.

      » Comment by dj on May 30, 2005 @ 10:13 pm
  39. dj: Read the entry again, especially the update.

      » Comment by dan on May 31, 2005 @ 12:23 am
  40. Dear any Expert

    I have confused, how possible to give Gigabte Gigabyte free email space for every user for Free email service provider ??

    Is there use any virtual technique ? otherwise which technology they are using. Can Any expert Solve my Questions answer ?
    If I get my answer then I will be very Happy.

    Thanks
    Salauddin Salim
    salauddinsalim@yahoo.com

      » Comment by Salauddin Salim on November 9, 2005 @ 12:54 am
  41. Help!
    Does anyone know what the limit of emails per day is? I seem to have set off Gmail’s spam detector. Call me foolish, but I have about 3000 names and I wanted to tell everyone about a few things-some classes I am starting to teach on April 8th AND the fact that I am in a movie which is being submitted to Cannes. (This is my first acting experience and I am the lead!What a surprise!)
    Anyway, I set off the spam detector and am now in a jam. I sent two emails to the Gmail powers that be, but who knows what that means?.
    I am sorry if this is off track, but any advice would be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance,

    Stephen Black
    PSmy account is blacksteps@gmail.com, but for the moment I’ll have to reply from another account….

      » Comment by stephen black on March 28, 2006 @ 12:48 pm
  42. I have erased almost all my stored mail!
    Still, I only receive limited amount of mail.
    Still, this notice “your email could not be sent because you have exceeded your storage quota…” appears every time I try to send a mail!
    Still, “You are currently using 2858 MB (99%) of your 2858 MB.” stays written in red!
    What should I do to keep using my gmail account.
    Many thanks in advance for a reply to solve my problem.

    Oya

      » Comment by Oya Kayacan on May 31, 2007 @ 12:01 am
  43. Have you emptied your trash? You could also search for e-mails with attachments and delete those. If you’ve erased almost all your stored mail, then you might have a few e-mails with huge attachments.

    You could also remove your sent mail.

      » Comment by dan on May 31, 2007 @ 7:48 am
  44. When I send an email. They don’t seem to get anything but a blank. and it also shows I have 0 on my 1000MB. Thank you

      » Comment by ann bruton on July 1, 2009 @ 1:29 pm


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