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Joel
Posts: 5,829
Registered: ‎12-01-2003

Excite increasing Email Capacity

I keep a webmail account on Excite for all my web-based activities (mailing lists, shopping, etc.) and see today that they are jumping on the bandwagon in light of competition from Gmail, Yahoo, etc:

" 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

Is Comcast next?
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Zathros
Posts: 1,284
Registered: ‎07-06-2003

Re: Excite increasing Email Capacity

Joel asked:
> Is Comcast next?

ug. I hope not.

It would nice to have bigger mailboxes so friends don't have to play games to send us large pictures and such. But these massive mailboxes are just silly PR one-upmanship games. We don't need to store so many gigs of spam!!!!!!

- Dan.
- Dan.
  EARTH FIRST! We'll strip-mine the other planets later.
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Astrotrain
Posts: 72
Registered: ‎05-28-2004

Re: Excite increasing Email Capacity

Hotmail is increasing theirs next month.

Larger mailboxes are nice, when you want to send some photos to friends and family. 640x480 just does not
cut it anymore for photos.

The higher the res, the more storage for the picture file.

But in Comcast's case, they probably will increase theirs to allow people to receive **ta-da** "Video Mail".

Then again, Comcast may not expand theirs. They have been kind of greedy at the 1 GB limit for their Newsgroups. So they may shun on increasing their mailboxes.
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Jason1
Posts: 6,572
Registered: ‎02-17-2004

Re: Excite increasing Email Capacity

Astrotrain and others,

Comcast is in the process of considering larger mailbox sizes, as I am sure almost all other ISPs are in lieu of Yahoo and Google's recent email upgrades.

Also, the new Comcast Video Mail will not affect anyone's email account any more than sending a simple text email to someone containing a hyper-link and a short message. The actual video that is created with the Comcast Video Mail is stored on a Comcast server that is un-attached to the servers that hold your Comcast email. Thus, Comcast.net email addresses will not be increased just to compensate for the Comcast Video Mail.

Jason
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Zathros
Posts: 1,284
Registered: ‎07-06-2003

Re: Excite increasing Email Capacity

Jason wrote:
> Comcast is in the process of considering larger
> mailbox sizes, as I am sure almost all other ISPs are
> in lieu of Yahoo and Google's recent email upgrades.

Ain't market pressure grand?

- Dan.
- Dan.
  EARTH FIRST! We'll strip-mine the other planets later.
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Registered: ‎07-15-2004

Re: Excite increasing Email Capacity

Any further information on the likely action (on non-action) to be taken here?? With all the free service providers offering such huge mailboxes, the 10 MB that Comcast provides seems so paltry...and we PAY FOR THIS!
Bronze Problem Solver
Posts: 5,226
Registered: ‎07-02-2003

Re: Excite increasing Email Capacity

>
> Ain't market pressure grand?
>
> - Dan.

It is. But true competition would be better!;-)
Most Valued Poster
Posts: 8,389
Registered: ‎10-17-2003

Re: Excite increasing Email Capacity

> Any further information on the likely action (on
> non-action) to be taken here?? With all the free
> service providers offering such huge mailboxes, the
> 10 MB that Comcast provides seems so paltry...and we
> PAY FOR THIS!

You knew what you were getting when you signed up, Geeze....

Naddie
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Posts: 1,055
Registered: ‎07-23-2003

Re: Excite increasing Email Capacity

You don't pay Comcast for a e-mail account. As stated many times before you pay them for Internet access. The more extra's you get the more you're internet service is going to cost you. :-( Personally I don't use Comcast for mail, use Yahoo and My Way for 90 percent of my e-mail usage. :-)
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Bronze Problem Solver
Posts: 5,226
Registered: ‎07-02-2003

Re: Excite increasing Email Capacity

Incorrect. As has also been stated many times, you pay for an internet package, which the advertisements clearly state includes email access, among other things. Email is NOT an extra. If you choose not to use it, Comcast doesn't care.

FWIW, I don't utilize all the "services", either. The homepage portal, for example, became worthless to me when they changed it a year ago. Moved on to one that provides me what I need.
Most Valued Poster
Posts: 8,389
Registered: ‎10-17-2003

Re: Excite increasing Email Capacity

Take a look at this. Times have changed.

Naddie
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Joel
Posts: 5,829
Registered: ‎12-01-2003

Re: Excite increasing Email Capacity

Find a soulmate??? I just wish they'd get this forum out of beta...
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Posts: 8,389
Registered: ‎10-17-2003

Re: Excite increasing Email Capacity

LOL Joel,
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Posts: 36
Registered: ‎06-30-2003

Re: Excite increasing Email Capacity

LOL! Yeah, it's got to be one fo the longest betas I've ever seen.
Bronze Problem Solver
Posts: 5,226
Registered: ‎07-02-2003

Re: Excite increasing Email Capacity

> Take a look at this.
> > PageOne.asp> Times have changed.
>
> Naddie


Not that much.. Email is still advertised as part of the package for which you pay.