EmailDiscussions.com  

Go Back   EmailDiscussions.com > Discussions about Email Services > Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Stay in touch wirelessly

Email Comments, Questions and Miscellaneous Share your opinion of the email service you're using. Post general email questions and discussions that don't fit elsewhere.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 28 Sep 2022, 03:41 AM   #1
TenFour
Master of the @
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,425
Hurricane reminder why I love the cloud

As I watch the relentless progress of Hurricane Ian towards Florida, where I have several relatives and friends sheltering, I am once again reminded of how great it is to keep most of my digital stuff in the cloud and not locally. A few years ago I read about someone who escaped Houston's floods during Hurricane Harvey with not much more than the clothes he was wearing, but was able to keep working because he just went into a store, bought a new Chromebook, and logged back in to find all of his email, files, photos, etc. Just in day-to-day life I find cloud stuff saves me constantly, like when on vacation and I get an urgent message from work that something has to be done ASAP. I can't imagine going back to desktop email with local storage.
TenFour is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 28 Sep 2022, 07:17 AM   #2
janusz
The "e" in e-mail
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: EU
Posts: 4,884
May I ask how much disk space in the cloud do you use?
janusz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 Sep 2022, 07:23 AM   #3
TenFour
Master of the @
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,425
For many years I had Pixel phones with unlimited Google Photos storage, but that has ended. At the moment I have about 33GB in the cloud.
TenFour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 Sep 2022, 07:44 AM   #4
janusz
The "e" in e-mail
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: EU
Posts: 4,884
Quote:
Originally Posted by TenFour View Post
At the moment I have about 33GB in the cloud.
I guess it's not exactly free...
janusz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 Sep 2022, 07:51 AM   #5
TenFour
Master of the @
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,425
100GB for $19.99 a year on Google 1.
TenFour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 Sep 2022, 05:05 PM   #6
jeffpan
The "e" in e-mail
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Macao
Posts: 2,010

Representative of:
tls-mail.com
Quote:
Originally Posted by TenFour View Post
100GB for $19.99 a year on Google 1.
GMX.net provides 100GB cloud storage for free. for which I have used about 30+GB.

Quote:
$ rclone size gmx:
Total objects: 50 (50)
Total size: 31.617 GiB (33948286522 Byte)
jeffpan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 Sep 2022, 06:45 PM   #7
janusz
The "e" in e-mail
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: EU
Posts: 4,884
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffpan View Post
GMX.net provides 100GB cloud storage for free
Good to know. Thanks for sharing this information.
janusz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 Sep 2022, 07:05 PM   #8
TenFour
Master of the @
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,425
Quote:
GMX.net provides 100GB cloud storage for free
The ad I see here in the USA for GMX promotes 65 GB of email storage and only 2GB free for file storage. I only have about 3GB of email with most of my cloud storage being files. Other things I like about Google's storage is the online office, Google Photos, and family sharing of Google 1.
TenFour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 Sep 2022, 09:00 PM   #9
jeffpan
The "e" in e-mail
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Macao
Posts: 2,010

Representative of:
tls-mail.com
Quote:
Originally Posted by TenFour View Post
The ad I see here in the USA for GMX promotes 65 GB of email storage and only 2GB free for file storage. I only have about 3GB of email with most of my cloud storage being files. Other things I like about Google's storage is the online office, Google Photos, and family sharing of Google 1.
GMX is quite complicated system in brand design. let me tell you:
  1. only GMX.net, GMX.ch and GMX.de are the original GMX ISP mail.
  2. GMX and Web.de were merged into 1and1 later, web.de is also ISP mail.
  3. GMX.com, GMX.it, GMX.fr, GMX.ca, GMX.cn, GMX.se, GMX.us ... all other GMX domains are GMX international, not the ISP mail.
  4. Mail.com (and world.com, USA.com etc) were acquired by 1and1, they are the same as GMX international.
  5. CaraMail.com (and .fr) have corporations with GMX, they are powered by GMX.com too.
  6. GMX ISP has the advantages that GMX international doesn't have: large storage for netdisk, a lot of aliases for their funny domains, different antispam policies etc. for which I suggest you use the ISP mail rather than GMX international.
jeffpan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 Sep 2022, 10:40 PM   #10
TenFour
Master of the @
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,425
If I go to GMX.net I get the German language site and it shows the free version provides 1GB of email storage and 2GB of cloud storage. Not seeing the free 100GB of storage. https://www.gmx.net/mail/#.pc_page.h...index.nav.mail

Looks like you can buy 100GB of storage for 1.99 Euros a month, which is similar to Google 1 pricing here in the USA. https://www.gmx.net/cloud/#.pc_page....footer_7.cloud
TenFour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 Sep 2022, 10:43 PM   #11
somdcomputerguy
Cornerstone of the Community
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Rupert, WV
Posts: 823
My two 'primary' 'clouds' are in Fastmail's File Storage and my webhost account. Technically I'm not supposed to 'just store' files on my web hosts computers, but if I have a bunch of pictures that are displayed by a gallery script or something, that's OK. I'm paying about $50/yr for the email service and my web account would cost me a bit around $100/yr, but it's free for me because I used to be a moderator on their now nonexistant ( ) forum. At the moment I have other things to keep in mind than how 'big my clouds are', I just know for a fact that I'm only using a small fraction of that combined space, and that fraction has had a real slow grow rate for the last decade or so..

- bruce
somdcomputerguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 Sep 2022, 10:52 PM   #12
TenFour
Master of the @
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,425
With up to 12 feet of storm surge along Florida's southwest coast there will be a lot of computers, hard drives, and servers underwater soon! Plus, power is likely to be out for a long time over a large area.
TenFour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 Sep 2022, 12:13 AM   #13
janusz
The "e" in e-mail
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: EU
Posts: 4,884
Quote:
Originally Posted by TenFour View Post
power is likely to be out for a long time over a large area.
If this case it doesn't really matter where your files are stored
janusz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 Sep 2022, 12:23 AM   #14
TenFour
Master of the @
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,425
Quote:
If this case it doesn't really matter where your files are stored
If stored in a major cloud provider your files will be safe and accessible via a cell phone in many cases. Sure, cell phone service can get knocked out, but you still have no worries about power surges, flooding, fire, theft, etc. that can all impact your local storage. My office building was hit by lightning last year, destroying a bunch of computers and equipment. A worker dropped his laptop in water, destroying it. At a previous job our server died, taking a bunch of stuff with it. Even though we had daily backups it was a major job restoring things and some stuff was just lost. These things are normal and frequent, which is why I like the cloud.
TenFour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 Sep 2022, 10:08 AM   #15
jeffpan
The "e" in e-mail
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Macao
Posts: 2,010

Representative of:
tls-mail.com
Quote:
Originally Posted by TenFour View Post
If I go to GMX.net I get the German language site and it shows the free version provides 1GB of email storage and 2GB of cloud storage. Not seeing the free 100GB of storage. https://www.gmx.net/mail/#.pc_page.h...index.nav.mail

Looks like you can buy 100GB of storage for 1.99 Euros a month, which is similar to Google 1 pricing here in the USA. https://www.gmx.net/cloud/#.pc_page....footer_7.cloud
The storage was increasing following the use time on GMX.net.
My acct has been used for 15 years, and i saw it increased every year (just my case).

besides this, if you own a alumni email from university (domain ends with .edu), you can apply for OneDrive for 1TB storage with this email. I have two this email (BA in CN, MA in USA), so I have double 1TB store from OneDrive. But I don't trust MS, so used them very few.
jeffpan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +9. The time now is 02:00 PM.

 

Copyright EmailDiscussions.com 1998-2022. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy