Originally Posted by Reef Engineer
Ok, but what will the costs be for all that space that's being made available? After all, I have a hotmail account that I keep on the side to use only when I HAVE to give an email addy and don't want my "real addies" to be known and the first 2 MBs on it are free - anything larger and I'd have to pay. So I'd be more interested to hear that they're expanding their "free" service rather than total overall service. 1 GB of email storage - that's a LOT of emails!
Hotmail to offer 250 MB free space
By Sify Newsdesk
Thursday, 24 June , 2004, 23:28
Microsoft has said that it would increase the Hotmail inbox capacity to 250 MB from the current 2 MB following Google's plans to offer 1,000 megabytes of free storage through its Gmail service.
Also Read: Google to consider changes in G-mail.
The Hotmail offer is expected to come into effect in July, 2004.
The new paid e-mail service called MSN Hotmail Plus will allow users to send 20 MB attachments and will cost $19.95 per year.
In addition to the increased storage, Hotmail will roll out free anti-virus protection powered by McAfee Security.