There used to be a time when all you got with your free webmail account was a paltry one or two megabytes of storage – if you wanted any more then you had to pay.
Google changed all that by upping the limit to a whopping 1GB when it first launched Gmail. The total now ticks ever upwards – currently at 2,858MB and counting.
Yahoo has gone one further and decided to do away with quotas completely – it’s rolling out unlimited mail storage worldwide from today. Users will know they’ve got it when the storage meter disappears.
It won’t happen instantly for everyone – it’ll be a couple of months before everyone is moved over.
Poor old Hotmail now looks a bit stuck in a the past with its static 2GB limit.