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Posted: 10/9/2004 8:14:54 AM EST
There's a small program available that allows you to use your gmail account as storage space just like a regular hard drive on your computer. The original article here: slashdot.org/articles/04/10/08/2047224.shtml
and the download website here: www.viksoe.dk/code/gmail.htm
I haven't tried it yet but I will as soon as I get home. I can't install it at work because of user privileges on WinXP Pro but others may not have the same problems. Imagine if you have 3, 5 or even more gmail accounts how much storage you'll have available to you!!! Enjoy.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:26:06 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:26:16 AM EST
Good catch! I may be able to get rid of my Xdrive account if this does what it looks like.

Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:42:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2004 8:44:56 AM EST by Mordak]
It should be fine as far as I can tell. The slashdot readers would be all over it like flies on shit and post ASAP if it was a trojan of any kind. I'll see what it's all about when I get home and post the info here.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:49:17 AM EST
Gmail will probably shut this down.

Link Posted: 10/9/2004 9:04:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2004 9:05:45 AM EST by Mordak]

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
Gmail will probably shut this down.




I'm not sure if they can because it supposedly acts like a regular login to your email account and the program allows you to create folders and open them in windows explorer or internet explorer. You can drag and drop files the same way. It should look like your C:\ Drive when you click on "My Computer". You'll be able to look into your Inbox just like a folder and the emails are supposed to look like files. Sounds pretty cool.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 10:27:00 AM EST
I bet that

A) google with shut this down and
b) they'll be indexing and searching your files until they do.....


Link Posted: 10/9/2004 10:28:36 AM EST
I got it and it works like a reg drive but you need you gmail logon info. You can hold 997MB on it.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 10:29:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By crashburnrepeat:
I bet that

A) google with shut this down and
b) they'll be indexing and searching your files until they do.....





A)Agree
B) Encrypt your data
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 10:33:39 AM EST
Schweet!
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 10:37:32 AM EST
tag
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 10:41:05 AM EST
tag.



and to hell with their searching / indexing.......I XOR all my data with itself before its written to disk. Let someone try to read that!
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 10:51:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By HeavyMetal:
You sure it ain't gonna put a trojan on my comuputer?



Scanned it. No threats present.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 11:33:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By svtfast:
I got it and it works like a reg drive but you need you gmail logon info. You can hold 997MB on it.


Excellent!!! I am looking forward to installing it at home.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 11:35:57 AM EST
Okay, I have a website and I can code in HTML but my question is:

I only have 10 mb of webspace that comes with my MCHSI account, so could I use this G-Mail program as a hosting site for all my large content like: videos, pictures, sounds, etc.?

If so, would I transfer files like any other FTP procedure: upload them to the G-Mail account and in HTML use the URL for that particular file that I have stored?

Link Posted: 10/9/2004 12:03:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By GrH_Revelation:
Okay, I have a website and I can code in HTML but my question is:

I only have 10 mb of webspace that comes with my MCHSI account, so could I use this G-Mail program as a hosting site for all my large content like: videos, pictures, sounds, etc.?

If so, would I transfer files like any other FTP procedure: upload them to the G-Mail account and in HTML use the URL for that particular file that I have stored?




You couldn't use it like that, as you have to log in to your email account in order to access anything you save in your Gmail inbox.

This is why Gmail won't shut it down. There's no way to really abuse the bandwidth. This is an abuse of storage space, but we're talking about Google here, folks... They've got the storage. Besides services like X-drive offered a similar service for free and it never really took off...
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 12:15:17 PM EST
Tagged
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 12:22:16 PM EST
Limited to a 10MB upload
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 12:26:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By ar-wrench:

Originally Posted By crashburnrepeat:
I bet that

A) google with shut this down and
b) they'll be indexing and searching your files until they do.....





A)Agree
B) Encrypt your data



A) Yeah.
B) I'm the other guy left in the world who uses BEos. They wont know what to do with my files.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 12:27:29 PM EST
Don't need it. Much easier to just put up an FTP server at the house.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 12:36:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By MaineAR:
Don't need it. Much easier to just put up an FTP server at the house.


True but the point being is that if you're away from home, your home PC's power was shut off, or there was a power failure at home you could still access files this way. Plus it's free!!! How great is that?!?!?! It's always great to have alternatives for accessing important files. IMHO anyway.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 12:38:56 PM EST
But I already have 240 gigs!

Sgtar15
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 12:41:35 PM EST
TAG
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 12:43:37 PM EST
Of course the .govmail wants you to store your data on their hard drive. Its easier to go through your stuff, and more legal if you store it on their servers.

Cav(Alwaysparanoid&vigilant)Vet
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 12:45:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By CavVet:
Of course the .govmail wants you to store your data on their hard drive. Its easier to go through your stuff, and more legal if you store it on their servers.

Cav(Alwaysparanoid&vigilant)Vet


Paranoia, when it comes to computer security is ALWAYS a good thing IMO.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 12:48:30 PM EST
Well, that's a let down... I just wanted to place content for my site on it
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