It’s the same with Gmail. You have virtually unlimited space to organize your emails. In addition, its anti-spam filter takes care of processing unwanted messages for you. Not to mention that you can use it on any computer or mobile device from your browser or from its official app.
In principle, no matter how many emails you receive, you will hardly use up the free 15 GB. If you do, it is very likely that the culprits are the attachments. It is therefore a good idea to look for the heaviest messages and decide what you are going to do with them.
How to empty gmail storage
What to do in this situation? Here are 7 recommendations that are the ones I use when it happens to me, since when using Gmail only as a storage account and not consulting it, after a while, it fills up.
It is a no-brainer, but deleted files continue to take up space in the account. They are automatically deleted as soon as they have been in the trash for 30 days, but if you need the space now, you can enter it through the Gmail webmail and “Empty trash now”.
Another place where there are usually quite a lot of emails is in the spam bin. As in the previous case, it is advisable to check it frequently not only to empty it (also through the option “Delete all spam messages now”), but also in case you have labeled as unwanted mail some that should not be.
If you want to keep your Gmail emails but your Gmail is simply full, you can download and store them on a computer and delete them from your account, thus freeing up the space they occupy.
How to recover emails that did not arrive due to lack of space
When you click on More you will see several other options in this left column. In it, now click on the Spam section (1) that will have appeared and you will see all the mails catalogued as such. Once in the Spam folder, click on the button Delete all spam messages now (2) that you have at the top of the page, or select and delete by hand the emails that you want to delete.
When you delete an email you always have a second chance to recover it with a recycle garbage can that automatically deletes emails that have been there for more than 30 days. But if you need to make room urgently in Gmail you can also empty the recycle garbage can by hand. To access it, click on the More option in the left column.
When you click on More, several other options will appear in this left column. In it, now click on the Trash (1) section that will have appeared. Once in the folder, click on the button Empty Trash now (2) that you have at the top, or select and delete by hand the emails that you want to delete definitively.
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After all that cleaning, a lot of deleted files end up in the various Gmail, Drive and Photos trash cans. It’s a good resource in case you’ve inadvertently deleted something, but if you’re sure that everything deleted is worth deleting, then you can empty the garbage cans instead of waiting the 30 or 60 day turnaround time for each file to be deleted automatically.
After performing all of the above tasks, I went from having 17 GB occupied to 7 GB, having therefore freed up 10 GB. Yes, I have to admit it wasn’t for nothing: I lost a couple of hours on the whole thing.