[linux-elitists] 1 Gb e-mail mailboxes?
Mon Apr 5 10:03:43 PDT 2004
begin Eugen Leitl quotation of Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 06:19:00PM +0200:
> On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 06:11:50PM +0200, wuonm wrote:
> > Hi,
> > for all e-mail admins out there...how can Google offer such huge inbox size and still pretend to earn some money?
That URL is right about Google operations. One of
the biggest trade secrets Google has today is their
reliability stats on PC-architecture hardware.
How much would _you_ (get your employer to) pay for
Google's report on drive failures by brand and model?
But how can you afford to give users 1GB
mailboxes...well, web-based email services are just
big spam antennas. You can run the service at a loss
-- the real value is in charging for the right to
query the tremendous real-time IP address shitlist it
gives you. Starting a web-based email service today
is a bet on the intractability of the spam problem.
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