Free Up Space in Gmail Account and Increase Gmail Storage Space Free in your Google Drive. The Gmail owners which is Google offers about 15 Giga Byte of free storage to every gmail account holders. However, with this large storage space, a lot of users are still exceeding the limit. Are you stuck with with your full Gmail account? If yes, then use these tips to clear some room, and tidy your inbox while you’re at it.
Let me ask you; how many emails do you have in your mail right now? Seventy? Five thousand? Okay; now Check your Spam, draft, trash, etc and add up the mails there. Well, you will agree with me that all of those messages and attachments take up a lot of space. Yes, it does, whether they’re read, unread, old, archived or trashed. And if you’re on Gmail and not like me that deletes unnecessary mails from my inbox and trash, you might be running out of space in a short time.
Just as I have stared above, Google gives users 15 GB of digital storage free of charge. All the data includes everything in Gmail, Google Drive, and any uncompressed images stored in Google Photos. 15GB is a lot of free space, but when you fully invest data and information in the Google ecosystem, it fills up very fast. Immediately you reach the data peak, you won’t be able to add anything to Google Drive or even send and receive emails. As a matter of fact, the restrictions may come with little to no warning and leave users scrambling to free up some space. Here’s how to avoid finding yourself in that position.
Free Up Space in Gmail Account
First of all, the easiest method to free up Gmail space is to batch-delete every useless thing in your inbox. Do the same thing to your spam, trash, draft. Also, go to your Promotions tab, or maybe Social, check the box in the top left corner to select all messages, then click on delete button. (Note that it’s the button that looks like a trash can, of course.)
Batch deleting is fast to accomplish but it as it own down turn. This means that, the obvious problem with this method is that there are probably important messages in those folders that you want to keep. Take a good example; if you do much of your shopping online with your device, then it’s necessary to keep copies of your receipts. See? All hope is not lost because, luckily, there are a some simple ways to overcome the mess and just keep what you need for the future.
The first method, suggested by our team member, is to filter your bulk deletions by specific email address. Even if the mails come from the same company, you can still choose them right. Note that, spam messages are often sent from a different email address than the actually useful info like receipts or order information.
For example, PayPal sends receipts from firstname.lastname@example.org, while its marketing blasts (“Sign up for PayPal credit NOW!”) come from email@example.com. Shipping info from Amazon comes via firstname.lastname@example.org. Spam comes from the likes of email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now, as soon as you figure out which email addresses can be safely removed, you can delete every email from each of them without mixing the things you want to keep. Simply copy and paste the erring email address into the search bar and batch-delete everything that pops up.
On a second thought, there is another method (this one comes from Putin Charles) to help you free some space. You can sort your emails by file size. Go to the Gmail search bar, type size:12mb (or whatever size you want) to bring up emails with attachments that exceed the search size. You’ll still have to go through and select what you want to delete. However, at least it brings all the big emails together in one place. Your best option would be to start deleting the big files and work your way to small files.
After deleting the thousands of emails you’ve filtered out, you may notice that your storage is still almost full. Even though you may have deleted irrelevant thing into the trash, you still have to empty the bin itself. Unlike your garbage IRL, if you just leave emails sitting in Gmail’s trash, they will be automatically deleted after 30 days. But if your goal is to free up space, it’s best to take out the trash right now. (Also, you have a chance to double-check that important got erased by accident.)
Now look at the left sidebar in Gmail, click on “More” to expand the menu if it isn’t already showing all of your mail folders. You’re looking the Trash button. Once you see the trash, go to the top of the list and click “Empty trash now.” Everything will just disappear into thin air. Finally, you can revel in all your newfound space on your Gmail Account and Google Drive..
Now that you have done all the steps above, are you still stuck with little space? Well, Gmail isn’t the only storage hog in the Google Suite. Google Drive and Google Photos can fill up quickly if you upload images or other files in their full quality. If you are among those people that use Photos alot, go into your settings and make sure that your upload quality is set to High Quality rather than Original. It’s counterintuitive, but High Quality means the images will be compressed into Google’s high-resolution image format, while Original means they’ll stay in the (usually better) quality you shot them in. You can store unlimited High Quality images in Google Photos, but saving Originals will eat into your allotted space.
As for Google Drive, you can monitor your storage here. Click “Storage used” on the right side to filter by file size. It might also help to take a look at your “Shared with me” folder. You never know when someone might have shared 4 GB of very important photos.
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In conclusion, if you’re unable or unwilling to sacrifice on image quality, or if you just have too much dang stuff that you can’t do without, you might have to pay for more storage. Oh yes! As painful as that sounds, it’s the best option you have. Google charges just $2 per month ($20 a year if you pay in advance) for 100 GB of storage space. Of course, if you want to keep your emails, photos, docs, and uploads indefinitely, you have to continue to pay rent on the storage space. What do you think? Was it helpful? Share your thoughts in the comments section.