You are currently using 2814 MB (98%) of your 2845 MB.
Will Google give me an exception? I really need more space. If you are not aware, Google disallows you to send emails when your Gmail space is almost full. I always need to delete messages before sending messages.
I hate it when I have finished a long urgent message and Google is giving me a "Your message could not be sent because you have exceeded your mail quota" message.
If Google really can't provide extra space, I really think they should provide the functionality for us to sort our message by attachment size. That's what I do when my Microsoft Outlook inbox is getting full.
Anyhow, Digital Inspiration has put up a very good article on this issue. These few tips had helped me a lot:
- Search "has:attachment from:me" - With this, I can easily identify messages with attachments that I have forwarded to my friends. These messages are certainly duplicate information that shouldn't be kept.
- Search "filename:jpg" - This returns a list of all emails with JPG attachments. You can use it for other file types.
- Search "before:2006/01/01" - Combine this search with the previous 2 will help to identify older messages.
It takes slightly longer to fill up my Gmail now.
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