gmail email accounts ?

I have a gmail account and I wanted to know what happens to the gmail email account(s) after they have finished with it being in the beta phase, do you get to keep the email address(s) you have or do they delete them ?
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Shane Russell2nd Line Desktop SupportAsked:
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humeniukCommented:
From GMail Help Center (http://gmail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=12092&query=beta&topic=0&type=f):

"What will happen to my account when Gmail is released to the public?

Once you have a Gmail account, it is valid. This means that even after Gmail becomes more widely available, you will be able to keep your account, and your username will remain unchanged."
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Shane Russell2nd Line Desktop SupportAuthor Commented:
thanks for the swift answer, I am just in the library and do not have much time left to go through the help stuff.
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humeniukCommented:
Well, I read your question and then started wondering myself   :)
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Shane Russell2nd Line Desktop SupportAuthor Commented:
I was just curious because I sometimes send myself things I want to keep like zip files with ASP coding or anything that I know I want to keep or have access to without having to carry cd's or anything like that around with me. I mean with 1gb of storage, it comes in handy !
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humeniukCommented:
That's a good point.  There's a handy utility you might want to try out.  If you're using Windows, it adds a drive letter to your Windows Explorer that connects to your GMail account.  If you save a file there, it is saved in your Gmail account as an attachment.  It uses GMAILFS in the subject line, so you can automatically filter and archive these files so that they don't end up in your inbox.  However, note that you may need to update the version from time to time as Google has previously blocked the tool.  See www.viksoe.dk/code/gmail.htm.
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Shane Russell2nd Line Desktop SupportAuthor Commented:
Thanks for pointing that out humeniuk ! very much appreciated. Does the utility mean you can only store files up to 10mb like the max attachment size or can you send video clips to the account ??
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humeniukCommented:
Good question.  I had never tried to store anything that big, so I tried a 16MB QuickTime file and got an error message saying it  exceeded the 10MB file size limit.
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MDaukasCommented:
Yes,  the utility has a 10 meg. limit.
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AACCosmosCommented:
Is it not that gmail has a 10 meg. limit ? insteat of the utility.
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humeniukCommented:
Gmail has a 10MB attachment limit, which is carried over to the utility as well.
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