Following the lead of Yahoo!, the folks at Microsoft’s Hotmail service have decided to bump the amount of storage space up a few notches to offset the lure of Gmail’s 1GB offering:
The upgrade will increase Hotmail’s free e-mail storage limits from 2 megabytes to 250MB and its paid e-mail service, which costs $19.95 a year, from 10MB to 2 gigabytes. The changes will begin in early July.
“With these new offers, storage will not be an issue for MSN Hotmail customers,” Blake Irving, corporate vice president of communication services for MSN, said in a statement.
This will be a welcome bit of news for my daughter who manages to keep her free Hotmail account hovering around the 88% full mark at the moment.