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Gmail doesn't have unlimited storage

Despite Gmail's claim of unlimited storage, users have had to delete mails to make space proving that Google's webmail service isn't a bottomless pit after all. Read on to know the details.

india Updated: Aug 21, 2010 17:20 IST

Six years ago, when Google launched its own mail site Gmail, it claimed to have unlimited storage proudly declaring "never delete an e-mail again." Well, it seems like they may have to eat their words now as Mike Monteiro, the latest user to break the Gmail limit had to delete some mails to make space, reported Mashable.

When Gmail first launched, its massive storage space (then 1GB) was a highly touted feature. Even though, over time this space has expanded to about 7.3 GB per user, it still doesn't seem enough. One of the reasons for this may be the fact that users send larger e-mail attachments now and archive more messages. Still, for non-corporate e-mail users, racking up more than 7 GB in e-mail archives is a pretty impressive feat, reported the website.

GmailIncidentally, when such a problem had arisen earlier, Google also had even considered buying more storage.