Saturday, April 10, 2004

Spymac 1GB webmail

According to an article, Spymac have implemented a 1GB limit on free accounts to users of the system. They are reported to be the 1st people with this limit, which has probably be implemented in light of the Google announcement. It seems that Google have a number of issues to contend with.

The first one, is that people are not going to like their mail being scanned - at all. I thought that paid advertising would be used to cover the costs of this service but does mail need to be scanned to implement directed advertising?

Not everyone will want to use PGP.

The other issue Google will face is with the name - Gmail, is reported to be the tradmark of another company that has been using it for some time. There are also a number of other webmail services named Gmail.

I'd agree with that is said in this post - wait until Gmail is out of beta or at least open to the public and then give it a try. Make your mind up then, not before - regardless of the reports flowing around at the moment.

There are also some more images available.

Post ID: 339, posted by jase at 12:06 PM
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