I keep a webmail account on Excite for all my web-based activities (mailing lists, shopping, etc.) and see today that they are jumping on the bandwagon in light of competition from Gmail, Yahoo, etc:
" Big news! Your Excite email account is getting bigger - MUCH BIGGER!
We'll soon be upgrading your current 3MB email account to allow up to 125MB of storage - FREE! That means enjoying your Excite Email experience more, and checking your storage quota less (or not at all!). Plus, we're increasing your email size limit to a whopping 10MB. This will give you the freedom to attach larger files, documents, whatever you want."
It would nice to have bigger mailboxes so friends don't have to play games to send us large pictures and such. But these massive mailboxes are just silly PR one-upmanship games. We don't need to store so many gigs of spam!!!!!!
- Dan. EARTH FIRST! We'll strip-mine the other planets later.
Comcast is in the process of considering larger mailbox sizes, as I am sure almost all other ISPs are in lieu of Yahoo and Google's recent email upgrades.
Also, the new Comcast Video Mail will not affect anyone's email account any more than sending a simple text email to someone containing a hyper-link and a short message. The actual video that is created with the Comcast Video Mail is stored on a Comcast server that is un-attached to the servers that hold your Comcast email. Thus, Comcast.net email addresses will not be increased just to compensate for the Comcast Video Mail.
Any further information on the likely action (on non-action) to be taken here?? With all the free service providers offering such huge mailboxes, the 10 MB that Comcast provides seems so paltry...and we PAY FOR THIS!
> Any further information on the likely action (on
> non-action) to be taken here?? With all the free
> service providers offering such huge mailboxes, the
> 10 MB that Comcast provides seems so paltry...and we
> PAY FOR THIS!
You knew what you were getting when you signed up, Geeze....
You don't pay Comcast for a e-mail account. As stated many times before you pay them for Internet access. The more extra's you get the more you're internet service is going to cost you. :-( Personally I don't use Comcast for mail, use Yahoo and My Way for 90 percent of my e-mail usage. :-)
Message was edited by: tazman
Incorrect. As has also been stated many times, you pay for an internet package, which the advertisements clearly state includes email access, among other things. Email is NOT an extra. If you choose not to use it, Comcast doesn't care.
FWIW, I don't utilize all the "services", either. The homepage portal, for example, became worthless to me when they changed it a year ago. Moved on to one that provides me what I need.