Contrary to reports I’ve seem (maybe they’ve changed it) you can delete emails from Gmail. They just discourage it. Stacy did some quick figuring and judged at her current rate of email, she won’t have to delete a message until 2050 or so. According to procmail, I get about 7M of mail a week, so if I were to switch over to Gmail as my primary address I’m looking at sometime in 2007. In other news 1 gigabytes is a lot of text!
(of course I know people who shall remain nameless who regularily send around 5-10M attachements in their emails, so for them cleaning day will arrive much sooner. )