When I first read about Google's new webmail service, I thought it was another April Fool's Day joke. Google unveiled Gmail, "an experiment in a new kind of webmail, built on the idea that you should never have to delete mail and you should always be able to find the message you want."
In a bold attack against Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail, Gmail offers 1000 MB of free storage. That's right, they're going to give us each a whole GB of storage for our email while Hotmail offers 2 MB. I have a Yahoo! Mail account and get a whopping 6 MB from them. 1000 MB is hard to believe. This is why I thought it was a hoax.
It turns out it's no joke. This is the real deal and this could get very interesting. Imagine the possiblities with a GB of storage at your fingertips.