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[Tuesday 7th September 2004 at 9:39 am]
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Some time ago, Yahoo decided to counter Google's G-mail by offering 100MB of space with 10MB attachments. There were rumours of Hotmail doing the same, but until now they've stayed with just 2MB of space. That's just changed:


From: "Hotmail Member Services" <staff@hotmail.com>
Subject: Changes to your MSN Hotmail account
Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2004 00:00:01 -0800

Changes to your MSN® Hotmail® account
As you probably know, your MSN Hotmail account is changing for the better.

From this autumn, all free Hotmail accounts will have a 250MB inbox, as well as the ability to send and receive attachments of up to 10MB. With MSN Calendar, you'll also be able to manage your time more efficiently by sharing your calendar with others. You'll also get twice the amount of spam protection with the ability to block up to 500 specific e-mail addresses or entire domains.

Your Hotmail account is already the only free global e-mail service that both scans and cleans incoming and outgoing e-mail for viruses and worms. Plus, Microsoft Smartscreen technology gives you a choice between 3 spam filtering levels, including our exclusive spam-free inbox. Hotmail also allows you to express yourself with rich text editing, custom signatures, photo e-mail and more!

To learn more about the great changes to your MSN Hotmail account, click here.


It's amusing to compare this to my Yahoo account. Yahoo scans all e-mails and attachments, I've had maybe two spam e-mails in all the time I've used it (probably 5 or 6 years by now), and it gives me rich text editing, signatures and I can attach anything I want, including photos. Yahoo still rules.
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[User Picture]From: ralesk
Tuesday 7th September 2004 at 9:31 am (UTC)
hotmail sucks, no matter how much they try to hide it!
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[User Picture]From: drkl1ght
Tuesday 7th September 2004 at 11:42 am (UTC)
"It's amusing to compare this to my Yahoo account. Yahoo scans all e-mails and attachments, I've had maybe two spam e-mails in all the time I've used it (probably 5 or 6 years by now), and it gives me rich text editing, signatures and I can attach anything I want, including photos. Yahoo still rules."

That's really strange. I have a yahoo account, and get hundreds of spams each weak. Luckily, most of them go to the junk foler, but a few still get to my inbox. And I never use that account, which makes me think yahoo must be selling my account to the spammers.
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[User Picture]From: sarah_on_bed
Tuesday 7th September 2004 at 5:57 pm (UTC)
i got this today...
big whoop. i only get spam to this account anyways. so yay, i can have more spam.

"Big news! Your Excite email account is getting bigger - MUCH BIGGER!

We'll soon be upgrading your current 3MB email account to allow up to 125MB of storage - FREE! That means enjoying your Excite Email experience more, and checking your storage quota less (or not at all!). Plus, we're increasing your email size limit to a whopping 10MB. This will give you the freedom to attach larger files, documents, whatever you want.

125MB of Storage Space!
10MB message size
100% FREE "
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