From the blog post entitled 1GB storage allocation for free Hotmail accounts is live! on the Hotmail Windows Live Mail team's blog we learn

1GB storage allocation for free Hotmail accounts is live! If you are new to Hotmail, then your account is created automatically with 1GB storage allocation. All existing accounts are at 1GB. To see that you would need sign out and sign in again. The storage meter bar in our classic UI would show 1000 as the max number. If your account is migrated to Windows Live Mail then your storage allocation is 2GB.

This is great news for the hundreds of millions of people with Hotmail accounts. Kudos to the mail team on making this switch.


Tuesday, November 28, 2006 12:58:42 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
I ain't workin for me bub :-)

When I try to load through the firefox 2.0 browser I get the following error -

The Windows Live Network is unavailable from this site for one of the following reasons:

* This site may be experiencing a problem
* The site may not be a member of the Windows Live Network

Friday, December 1, 2006 12:59:12 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
At the risk of sounding like Oliver Twist, a question: why did it take MSFT so long to match the 1 GB mailbox that Yahoo! has had for quite a while, and that Google has long since surpassed? I'm happy for MSN Hotmail users though. Now they have even more room to receive spam :)

Full disclosure: I abandoned my Hotmail account in 1999 1) because of the spam problem, 2) because of the measly 4 MB mailbox limit it had back then compared to Yahoo! 8 MB 3) because if you didn't log into the account after a very short period of time your account would be closed and 4) since it was as slow as molasses on a hot summer's day. I haven't been back since. This new development may (MAY, mind you) change my mind.
Jimoh Alabi
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