We are reaching our "Free" storage limit.


I received this message today.

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The pictures that we attach to our messages constitute about 350 Mb of our allocated 1 Gb. 
If we reach our limit, these will be automatically  deleted, in the order they were posted. 
I doubt if anyone ever goes back to look at these. 
So we can do nothing, or I can go back to the beginning and delete some myself.  (A lot of work).
The storage limit can be increased at an annual cost. 

My initial plan is to do nothing. 

The group is set to rescale posted pictures at 488 by 488 so it will take a lot of deleting on my part to clean up some room. 

If anyone feels they want a permanent copy of an attached picture I would suggest they logon to Groups.io, Southbendlathe,  go to photos,  then emailed photos, and make a copy for their files. 

Jim B.

Jim B

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