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Solved: Question on Gmail chat bandwidth

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by KalenG, Nov 2, 2007.

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  1. KalenG

    KalenG Thread Starter

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    Hi,


    I need some help solving this problem. I work for a company and use a computer through their network. Recently they have told us that were only allowed 150MB per week of browsing capability(I'm pretty sure Gmail wont use that up if i strictly just use the site for email and limited chat).

    My problem is trying to find out how much bandwidth Gmail with IM usage can approximately take up. I cannot use the bandwidth monitoring software cause it seems to take everything peice of information into effect over the network.

    Any suggestions on how to find this out? Or..does anyone know off hand what kind of memory this site takes up when loading.
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    Using 250MB per week is a lot, many companies don't even allow us online :(

    Anyway, this site says its very low:

    http://tmog.wordpress.com/2007/04/19/gmail-bandwidth-usage/

    And, as its really just a straight-forward email service, I can't see it going above that. Just try it and see :)

    Regards

    eddie
     
  3. KalenG

    KalenG Thread Starter

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    Thanks.

    I read it, looks like i will not be using this for online chats too anyone. Just opening that simple page takes up a god amount of bandwidth

    "Google Mail!! Eish, this is scarey. Logging into the standard view mode consumed 350Kb just to get to the point where everything is loaded. Another 100Kb to be fully logged out. And I didn’t even open any mail… rough stuff.'

    Chat can only be used in standard view, ugh.


    If im using chat it just adds to it with all the refresh in IM's and the page itself refresh i dunno how many times a day. I'm a little weary about installing another bandwidth detector as of right now.

    Anything else you could find?
     
  4. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    I think most chat services may have a high bandwidth, as they need to keep updating constantly. Also, Gmail refreshes all the time as well, as it says if you have something in your Inbox as soon as it goes in.

    Hotmail doesn't. You have to physically click on the Inbox, to see if you have any new mail, unless you use MSN of course.

    Have you tried the in-built Windows Messenger that XP has? Not the Windows Live Messenger.

    eddie
     
  5. KalenG

    KalenG Thread Starter

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    Ok thanks,


    I am going to go ahead and mark this solved, windows messenger is not allowed for reasons i don't know.

    The site gave me enough information to know not to have the email service opened in the background all day long while doing other things.

    I did notice hotmail needs to be manually checked.

    Appreciate your help.
     
  6. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    No Problem :)

    eddie
     
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