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Monday, 23 May 2011

Do You Have a lot of Email Contacts?

I don't get to read as many associated Google and Blogger blogs, as I'd like to, but I should make a bigger effort.

Catching-up with what's what in this world of words, is essential, in my eyes. Today, was one of those rare days, when I did some looking.

I didn't realise just how powerful, and versatile, Google Mail (Gmail) really was. Now, for those Email Users who are very popular, or think they are, it is possible to store up to 25,000 Email Contacts, on their Gmail Contacts! 25,000! That's Twenty-five thousand!

Wow! In 20 years, I might send 2,500 emails, but never, would I get to even send one to each of those - if I had 25,000 contacts, that is! I should get out of my hole, more often. I can only think of one sort of person (perhaps, A SPAMMER?), who would have 25,000 contacts, though, and I could be wrong! If you are a legitimate emailer, and are insulted by that, I'm sorry, and I beg your pardon, I just didn't believe it possible for you to exist.

Of what possible benefit would it be? You can only send 500 Emails per day!

The Top Contributor, from the Gmail Forum, suggests:
"The sending limit is 500 per 24 hours. This means 500 in any combination -- 1 email to 500 people, 5 emails to 100 each etc.

If you use Gmail via Outlook or any other POP connection, the limit is 100."

see also: This Google Apps forum question and reply

Also, I suspect, some people receive many, many emails, because Google Mail provides us with a lot of storage capacity, for emails. I save, probably, 6 out of every 10 emails I receive, for one reason, or another, and my blog management account reflects that I am currently using 265 MB (3%) of my 7585 MB. (that's in 4 years!)

p.s: I just found this section of Gmail Help - Sending Limits. It is interesting...

"In an effort to fight spam and prevent abuse, Google will temporarily disable your account if you send messages to more than 500 recipients or if you send a large number of undeliverable messages. If you use a POP or IMAP client (Microsoft Outlook or Apple Mail, e.g.), you may only send a message to 100 people at a time. Your account should be re-enabled within 24 hours."

The above link also suggests you to look at Google Groups. I wrote this post on Mailing Lists, some time ago. You may also find it useful.


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