If you are running out of space in your Gmail account, and you’re not really in the mood of paying then the only other option is to delete some emails,
I will just share a few tips how to get it right.
- Go to https://www.google.com/settings/storage, see what is filling up your storage, it might just be a 1.5 GB video you uploaded to Google Drive a couple of years ago that you longer need.
- Remember you need to empty the bin in order for the space to get freed up, files that are ‘shared with me’ do not get counted towards your account space.
- How to find your large emails? the simple way is to use Gmail’s builtin advanced search features, for example you can search “larger:20M” and you will get all the emails that are larger then 20Mb.
- Another less known great option, is a free tool called findbigemail It will scan through all your emails and creates 3 labels in your gmail account, 1 for emails 5-10 Mb another one for 10 Mb+ and a 3rd for the 20 biggest emails you have (that’s a great feature), after it finishes to scan your account you will get a detailed report sent to your email, just remember that it doesn’t monitor your account live, so you will need to rescan after you make changes.