Gmail is really famous among users of all the email clients
available on the web and that is not because it has a cool interface
rather it is famous for its reliability and huge space (3GB now thats
something). Google doesn’t stop here and recently Google announced that users can now buy more online
storage for Google services just by paying a little amount. So why not
use this online storage space and use it externally (Probably as a
network drive or one of your own computer hard drives).
Use Google Storage Space as Google Drive
Here I have some great little utilities (3 softwares and 2 web scripts) that you can try to use your Gmail account space as your external hard drive. You will be able to download (or should I say copy) attachments from your Gmail account to your computer just as you would do from a drive on your computer. You can also use this space to upload content direct from your computer and save it online in your Gmail account.
GmailFS or Gmail File System is a virtual file system developed by
Richard Jones which allows users to mount and use their Gmail email
account’s storage as a local disk drive. GmailFS is written for Linux,
but Windows and Mac OS X ports do exist. Using GmailFS will provide the
user with roughly three gigabytes of online storage. The speed of this
filesystem is limited by the speed of the user’s Internet connection, and the upload/download speed of the Gmail server. Files can be any size, and are stored as (segmented) attachments.