One month after announcing their “to infinity and beyond” unlimited email storage, Yahoo has finally started rolling it out to their users. The entire process of enabling all users with the unlimited storage will take a few months, and they do this to make sure that it’s a smooth process.

We already mentioned the fact that there really is no such thing as “unlimited” storage because there’s no such thing as unlimited hard drive space. It’s not possible for hard drive space to be infinite because the storage would have to grow at a faster rate than what people are storing their mail at.

So at what point will they cut someone off? You know there will be at least one person who will want to test the “unlimitedness” of it, and when they do, will Yahoo stop them at some point?

You’ll know if you’ve been upgraded to the unlimited storage when your counter has been removed. In case you’ve never paid attention to where your counter is at, the image below points to it.


I don’t think I’ve seen anybody overly-excited about the idea of unlimited storage. When the announcement was first made, here are some of the ideas from our comments section of what readers thought would be better features to have:

  • Increased attachment size
  • POP3 enabled

YahoomailplusWhat’s also interesting is that they haven’t updated their Yahoo! Mail Upgrades page – the paid accounts. You’d think that they would upgrade their paying customers first that have Yahoo! Mail Plus, but that page still says “virtually unlimited storage – 2GB.” So now the Yahoo! Mail plus customers are paying for their 2GB when the free accounts have unlimited.

If you use Yahoo! Mail, keep your eye out for the removal of your storage counter. Once it’s gone, you can begin hoarding all of your email messages for life!

Source: Yodel Anecdotal