Sunday, August 20, 2006

A bigger plot in Winchester

The other day I rang EggSalad to ask about an advertised feature of the new webmail beta service. According to the blurb, I was entitled to up to 1GB of email storage. EggSalad advised me that 5MB was all I was allowed, unless I rented additional storage.

"Perhaps," I suggested, "You might like to consider that Gmail provides nearly 3GB of free email storage. HoTMaiL, another free email provider, allows 250MB. So isn't a minuscule 5MB on a paid-for service a little parsimonious? And how am I supposed to download the contents of my gargantuan Gmail inbox into my titchy EggSalad one [should I wish to do so]?"

It would appear that EggSalad has for once listened to a Valued Customer. As of today, my inbox (and presumably those of the other Valued Customers) has increased tenfold, to 50MB. This is not in the same league as 3GB, but is, as a poke in the eye with a stick is, better than a poke in the eye with a hot, sharp stick. I wonder if my phone call had anything to do with it?

Winchester disk: Synonymous with hard drive, apparently.


halfmanhalfbeer said...

GG: interesting as I rang eggsalad (excellent BTW do you mind if I borrow it as well?) and asked about this increase in storage. I was told it only applied to email account holders and not those that have bought domain names through them and who run their email service through their totally shit email server.

I then asked them why they had sent me an email when it didn't apply to me to be told that it was their marketing tool. I replied that I wanted to report them for sending me spam and how did I got about it. Didn't get much of a reaction!


Grumpy Goat said...

By all means please disseminate EggSalad. Dissing EggSalad is to be encouraged!

They send me spam too, mostly regarding on-line education and saving 'up to Dh1777' by switching to their slimline broadband service-lite.

I also get spammed by Hotmail on my Hotmail account. Naturally, I report it to Hotmail as spam.

halfmanhalfbeer said...

GG: brilliant on the Hotmail one, I wish I had thought of that!

Eggsalad it is, in my home and in my office it shall henceforth become illegal to refer to those bunch of shitsers by another other name!



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