Yahoo Boosts E-Mail Storage to 1GB

Starting late next month, Yahoo will increase the storage space given to its free Web mail users to 1GB. The move puts Yahoo's e-mail offering on par with Google's Gmail, and comes as rumors speculate that Gmail will leave its beta confines and open up to the public on April 1.

Google began offering 1GB of e-mail storage since the launch of Gmail last year, but the service has remained in limited testing. Nonetheless, Gmail's announcement caused both Yahoo and MSN to respond by offering 250MB for free e-mail accounts. Yahoo says it will take up to two weeks for all users to see the 1GB boost.

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