Originally Posted by aravenel
Absolutely--but that advertising is not likely earning them more than a dozen, a couple of dozen at most, dollars per year.
I get that SAN storage isn't as cheap as buying hard drives on Newegg, and I get that most people don't have the scale or efficiency of Google, but even so--this is a business, and one that presumably has better bigger fish to fry than chasing me over a dozen dollars a year worth of storage usage.
You would think that--and I am glad that my parent company seems to agree (never cared about inbox size)--but lots of companies out there seem to clamp down on email size. Storage really is cheap, so I can't figure it out. It costs more than desktop HDDs, but it costs far less than what they might do for a huge database server. Backup requirements aren't a huge deal either. My company keeps email backups for some insane amount of time...but they still don't limit what I can have (and if you are only storing incrementals, it is not to hard to keep rolling long term backups).
Also bothers me when people have small attachment size limits. I get that something 100mb+ is a bit big to email around with today's connection speeds, but there is a lot of stuff in the 10+ range where email still makes sense. If it takes me longer to connect to an FTP than it takes to upload the document...that shit should be going via email.
Although we do have occasional whining emails about running out of storage space on a particular server...but those are expensive-assed SAS drives in fiberchannel enclosures connected to an IBM storage array...and we are talking about running out of space for large datasets, not tiny emails.Edited by otc - 8/5/14 at 2:50pm