Many Gmail users have had to make several complaints over delayed mail delivery or having difficulties sending mails without actually knowing what went wrong.
Anyway, Gmail which is an e-mail service offered by Google, (Gmail is short for Google Mail), started as a limited beta release on April 1, 2004, and ended its testing phase on July 7, 2009.
Initially, all emails come with 15 gigabytes of free storage. Users can receive emails up to 50 megabytes in size, including attachments, while they can send emails up to 25 megabytes. But lately, Gmail is now offering a paid version as part of the Google Apps for Business plan once 15GB is exhausted.
Today, most 15GB of Gmail users are fast disappearing and warning messages are popping up every now and then on such email. At other times, one would be directed to thrash unnecessary mails.
From all indications, Google will start to use a model similar to Picasa Web’s premium plans to let customers buy more storage for different Google services, including Gmail. For $20 a year, customers will get six gigabyte that can be used in storing photos in Picasa Web Albums and to send or receive messages in Gmail.
And some online influencers noted that it may not be too long before other companies join Google in demanding for cash for more storage space.
Speaking via email, a staff of Google says,
“Storage issue will require the customer to clear as many things as possible from the gmail storage. Checkingwww.google.com/settings/storage to see which of the Google services is using up the space? As far as you know it might not be gmail taking all the space. It might be Google Drive or Google Photo. The link above will let the customer know. Once you know which one is taking the space, you can go there and start deleting.
“If its Google Drive taking the space, the customer can delete heavy files when you go to www.drive.google.com. If its Google Photos, you can delete heavy files when you go to www.photos.google.com”.
According to Google, as at February 2016, gmail hits one billion active users worldwide, and became the first app on the Google Play Store to hit one billion installations on Android devices.
Despite what the world wide web (www)offers, email remains the most important application of the Internet and the most widely used facility . It is now a verifiable fact that over 600 million people use email globally.
Recall that with the www email became available with friendly web interfaces by providers such as Yahoo and Hotmail. Usually this was without charge. Now that email was affordable, everyone wanted at least one email address, and the medium was adopted by not just millions, but hundreds of millions of people.
Before internet working began, email could only be used to send messages to various users of the same computer.
Mr Ray Tomlinson is credited with inventing email in 1972. Like many of the Internet inventors, Tomlinson worked for Bolt Beranek and Newman as an ARPANET contractor. He picked the @ symbol from the computer keyboard to denote sending messages from one computer to another.