AOL Mail Gets Unlimited Storage

On June 6, 2005, AOL announced today that members will have unlimited e-mail storage.

That seems entirely reasonable, given the low cost of storage today, and the $15-$30/month subscription for a broad range of Internet services, of which a certain proportion can be attributed to email. Most users won’t exceed a GB of message store for the next year or two.

Main consequence: this will provide further encouragement for consumer services, free or otherwise, to provide large amounts of free storage. And it will increase the demand by users that their internal office systems offer similarly large amounts of storage. Exchange administrators may find such requests particularly stimulating.

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