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From: "Barry Wetherington" <>
Subject: Favorable development Free large email storage
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 18:11:25 -0400
Hi All Lists
There has been a new development, a favorable development on the Net, of widespread significance, that I think needs publicity.
Both Yahoo AND Microsoft (to meet the Yahoo competitive challenge) have JUST established new policies (Yahoo's took immediate effect, MS is suggesting availability in a few weeks) which will allow, FREE, both the transmission of significantly larger electronic size images (10MB photos, drawings, formatted text, etc, ), AND they both have also vastly increased the size of storage of email and that allowed on their free websites (100 MB Yahoo NOW, 2 GB for MS when they get it up & running, including, as an example, our WringtonAncestors site at: http://groups.msn.com/WringtonAncestors/photos1.msnw)
I recommend that all users of the internet to establish a (Free) email with both Yahoo.com & Microsoft (hotmail.com):
http://www.Yahoo.com , & http://www.Hotmail.com (MS).
for 2 reasons - both to take advantage of the new vastly increased storage allowances/size of free websites and msg transmission sizes, AND, because of the convenience to yourself, because Hotmail & Yahoo mail are each easily accessible anyplace an inet connection is avail, including on the road:
- hotels/motels (many of which now prominently advertise high speed internet AND 'wireless' high speed internet),
- research libraries (so easy to simply email your research notes and findings, along with the website Link (with the actual sources) directly home, than to write down notes, etc.,
- friends & family you visit,
- Kinkos, etc (not Free, but convenient),
- coffee shops,
- airports (altho these are far less advanced than the others mentioned above, and are not so free anymore),
- and even in your auto, if you are wireless connected, either through your cell phone/ pda or through your laptop Wi-Fi connection. [There NOW exist locations in which you can pull in the Drive-through lane for a double Latte, and while sitting behind your steering wheel, while waiting for your order, receive then answer an email msg or 2].
Birmingham MI(ch) 48009
PS: All email hosts are working on the Spam problem. In Yahoo, there is an excellent option that automatically sends all suspected Spam to a 'Bulk' folder, (you can easily skim/review), which is periodically emptied w/no effort of yours. In my experience, 99% of what gets into the Bulk file is Junk, and, although some junk does still get through to your inbox, it is easily handled.
PPS: Google is also in the process of launching a similar type service, but I have no details for you.
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