Josh thinks that this is an April Fools hoax, but there are wide spread reports that Google is about to launch a free e-mail service called Gmail to rival Yahoo and Hotmail's free services; here's the BBC piece I first saw.
The too-good-to-be-true part is that they're giving almost a gigabyte (1000MB) of storage space in the rumored package. If that were true, I'd dump my Yahoo account in a New Yawk minute. That would allow people to e-mail pictures with a lot more ease. When coupled with broadband connections, it would limit the usefullness of compressing files into .zip format. It also would allow you to e-mail yourself files you wanted to access wherever you are, creating a virtual hard drive, especially if you couple the mondo storage space with a search capability.
We'll see if someone's yanking our chain.