Gmail is an awesome email client and one of its best features is the huge storage space so us, users, don’t need to delete emails every time. But what if you’ve been using it for more than a year now and you’re already approaching the storage limit? What will you do?
The easiest way is to pay for an upgraded storage but that will cost you some bucks. If you’re looking for a way wherein you don’t need to spend a singe penny, you can try using advanced search operators such as has:attachment or filename:mov but it’s a bit time consuming since all the emails with attachment will be displayed. Another option, which is actually the simplest and easiest, is to use Find Big Mail, an awesome app that can help you find big emails to get your space back!
UPDATE: Google announced that they have added features to Gmail to allow searching by size and age of email.
Find Big Mail – Look for big emails to cleanup fast
If you’re very eager to free up some memory on your Gmail, Find Big Mail is here to help you out and it’s so easy to use!
1. Visit Find Big Mail and enter your Gmail account then click “Find Big Mail” button or just press Enter.
2. Once done, you’ll be asked to grant Find Big Mail to access your Google account, click “Grant Access” button. NOTE: Find Big Mail only see the size of your emails, not their contents nor your password.
3. After you’ve granted Find Big Mail, you’ll receive an email telling you that the scanning has already started. You have the option to watch the live scan (a link will be given) or just wait for the full results which will be sent via email.
4. After the scan has finished, the final result will be displayed with complete details.
5. From the result, you can check your TOP 3 up to TOP 20 biggest messages so you can immediately delete them. There will also be some new labels that will appear to help you find big emails per size.
“FindBigMail > 10mb” messages are larger than 10,000,000 bytes.
“FindBigMail > 5mb” messages are between 5,000,000 and 10,000,000 bytes.
“FindBigMail > 1mb” messages are between 1,000,000 and 5,000,000 bytes.
6. If you want to free up space immediately, make sure you empty the Trash using “Delete Forever”, otherwise it will automatically be removed in 30 days time.
After deleting my Top 20 biggest emails, I was able to free up more than 2GB of space!
Find Big Mail is free to use for accounts that end at @gmail.com. For other email accounts, please check their pricing plans.