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I suggest the use of Keepassx, an cross-platform password manager, and Dropbox. Create your password database with Keepassx and then synchronize it across all of your computers using Dropbox. I've used this approach for about a year and a half with no issues. (I should also mention that Dropbox keeps older revisions of files so even if your database is ...


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Simplest way is to delete messages with big, but unnecessary, attachments. The search operator has:attachment will be helpful there. Using the filename: operator will even be more helpful, as some files of dubious worth will tend to be video or sound files and can get large, e.g. filename:wmv. Dumping those messages should go a long way to clearing up some ...


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Check out GoogleCL. It lets you interact with google services from the command line like: $ google docs upload the_bobs.csv ~/work/docs_to_share/* The most recent release says it includes uploading directory trees to Docs. A little bit of shell scripting should let you cron job a backup.


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Go to aws.amazon.com and click Account > Usage Reports After signing in, select Amazon Simple Storage Service from the Service drop down and then select TimedStorage-ByteHrs from the Usage Types drop down. Select the period of time you want to be reported and use the buttons at the bottom to download the report. The usage report gives a storage total for ...


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A tool called "Google Docs Upload" may do the job: http://code.google.com/p/google-docs-upload/ http://lifehacker.com/5354441/google-docs-batch-upload-eases-online-document-transfers I've had limited success with this tool. Unfortunately, it doesn't support image files yet, although that is now allowed by Google. Ubuntu 10.04 : This works with the ...


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If you're going to be doing this on a Linux server you could try GMailFS which uses FUSE to mount your google mail (which should also work with google apps) storage over IMAP as a local file system.


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The best workaround this would be to download/delete your emails. Downloading them for backup and storage sounds to be the best option. A great way to do this is by using a desktop app, most notably the best would be Mail on Mac OS X and Outlook or Thunderbird on Windows. You should go ahead and do this by date (in my opinion), you won't be needing older ...


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The Google Apps storage is designed for storing pictures, email attachments and online documents. While there is an API for automating the upload of documents it only accepts specific MIME types unless you are a Google Apps Premier customer. That means you would have to embed your data in a document or spreadsheet file before uploading it. Instead of ...


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You need to be logged into the account you are purchasing storage for; http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?answer=1047457 The extra storage is only available to you. You can't share it with other users or transfer it to another account. You can't purchase storage for other users. Hope this helps.


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The answer given to this question can help you here. efax.com offers a service to keep your existing number. You have to ring to discuss it. The number I see is a UK one - I'm guessing because the site detects your locale and offers a local service - so I won't post it here as it won't apply to everyone.


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The only time that storage is shared between the other Google products is when additional space is purchased: https://www.google.com/accounts/purchasestorage In the Google Picasa help section about Google Storage they say that "Free storage space is specific to each product. Picasa Web Albums offers 1 GB of storage for photos and videos only. Gmail provides ...


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I use http://www.clipperz.com/ it's a great open source webapp that stores passwords and even better if you want to host your own copy on your own server you can. The service includes the ability to download backups in multiple formats, import the data, setup one-time super secure access codes and even an offline copy if you need it.


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No, Gmail doesn't allow you to search or sort by message or attachment size. There is at least one third-party website that says it will do this for you, http://www.searchgmailbysize.com/, but a) it only measures the size of attachments, b) it doesn't use https, which doesn't fill me with confidence, and c) I wouldn't be comfortable with (or recommend) ...


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You might consider Amazon's SimpleDB service. If your application is small enough in scale, it would probably be free or effectively free (e.g. less than a dollar per month). You certainly can't beat its reliability, although it won't give you the familiarity of something like MySQL: http://aws.amazon.com/simpledb/


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Windows Live Mesh does this, and it's free. I've used it for sync'ing large projects of source code between my office and home office, and it worked very nicely. It operates via the "cloud" (i.e. it gives you free online storage), and you can specify which devices you want to connect to that cloud repository.


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Combine the password by usering two passwords. Password 1 might be: jmxkjsjhi Every of your full passwords then begins with jmxkjsjhi . Then add a second password for every website that's different. You can store the seconds passwords in a text file while keeping the first password in your head.


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Synchronise your browser preferences (including passwords). You can do it with Firefox using Mozilla Weave/Firefox Sync. Or across other browsers using Xmark's password sync


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I've been using 1Password for a while now, and really like it. It started out as Mac only, but they recently came out with a version for Windows. They also have versions for Android, iOS (iPhone, iPad), and Palm OS. When combined with dropbox, it allows you to keep your passwords synced across systems.


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New copies are created once the email is sent. The file(s) only exists on the server until the email is actually sent. That's why you can get bounceback messages because an email is too large in size from recipients. The attachments are actually embedded within the email itself when it's sent (and forwarded).


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There's a firefox extension which allows you to use space on Google like a HDD, called GSpace. While this won't solve your batch uploading problem, it might solve your browsing problem. Additionally, you might be able to use the existing code in the plugin and extend it to make it able to batch upload.


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Google has just announced that Gmail, Drive, and Google+ Photos will now share 15GB of free storage. Bringing it all together: 15 GB now shared between Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos With this new combined storage space, you won’t have to worry about how much you’re storing and where. For example, maybe you’re a heavy Gmail user but light on photos, ...


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For those, who afraid of giving their password to a thirdparty: try out KeePass and sync it with the cloud anyhow (like dropbox, google drive, skydrive...). There are some tools to integrate it with your browser.


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Nothing that is free will be as reliable as something that you pay for. Where is the incentive for the hosting company to keep it going? This application will be used by many people How many in total and how many at once? This will be important to any solution as you'll need to choose the solution that will cope with the demand. The only guaranteed ...


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An excellent tool for sorting your inbox by attachment size - featured today by Lifehacker.com: http://lifehacker.com/5662849/find-big-mail-sorts-your-gmail-attachments-by-size-for-easy-clean+outs


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Coming directly from the FAQ, yes, you are able to - using a secret link. Q: Can I share folders with contacts who do not use Wuala? A: Yes, of course. Simply create a secret link and send it to your contact.


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Just announced: Bringing it all together: 15 GB now shared between Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos With this new combined storage space, you won’t have to worry about how much you’re storing and where. For example, maybe you’re a heavy Gmail user but light on photos, or perhaps you were bumping up against your Drive storage limit but were only using 2 ...


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What do you mean by 'trust'? I'll assume you're talking about data loss. If you are talking about data backups and preventing loss of data, you need to take responsibility for backing up your data. You can count on the company you are paying to do their best, but you have no real idea what their best IS until the feces hits the fan, at which point it's a ...


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One service that I noticed that no one had mentioned on the other page was Jungle Disk. It's currently owned by Rackspace but I believe that it can use both Rackspace Cloud's Cloud Files as a back end or Amazon's S3 service. Now I should state here that I've not used it, but having looked at the website, the Workgroup edition might be what you're looking ...


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I'm interested in these sort of things as well, as for filesystem Amazon S3 seems to be a popular choice along with Dropbox that you have mentioned yourself. Not a webservice in it by itself, yet, but shell-in-a-box provides the software to run one. I have managed to run 256 colors emacs on it which is way cool!!


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I know this is probably not what you are really looking for, but considering that I don't think that currently exists, what about placing a machine at home to use strictly for remote access? For example, you could set up your software development environment, etc on this machine, then just access it through any browser via LogMeIn or an equivalent. Since ...



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