Pete writes "Webpronews.com has this story:Where, yesterday, May 18, 2004, saw the announcement of Lycos Europe offering its paid members 1 gigabyte worth of email storage, while Yahoo announced similar updates last week."It appears that these competitors may to rethink their new strategy. Apparently, some users of Gmail have found that their 1 gigabyte worth of storage has increased to 1 TERABYTE. That's 1000 times the amount of the current storage rate (1 gig = 1000MB; 1 terabyte = 1000GB).This news has not been confirmed by Google, but, several Gmail users have noticed this increase. A letter to the editor of WebProNews from Alan Townsend commented on Gmail's apparent storage increase: "My Gmail account still showing 1,000,000 MB this morning!"
EWeek confirms today that this was a glitch:
But the appearance of the "1000000 MB" ticker at the bottom of their Gmail inboxes was no more than a system bug that Google Inc. is working to fix, the company confirmed Wednesday.
"That in fact was a bug," spokesman Nathan Tyler said. "We're working to fix it. Gmail offers users 1 gigabyte of storage.