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Suffering from Shortage of Space in Gmail? Try Top 5 Solutions

Bradley Cooper | Modified: 2019-07-01T10:10:30+00:00 | Backup Solution, How To|
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Hey Gmail user, can you tell us what is the storage size of your Gmail account? We bet many of you will not be able to answer this question. Why? Because the tiny line that shows the status of storage occupancy at the bottom of your Inbox screen gets unnoticed most of the time. For the record, the storage size is 15 GB for free Google account users, which includes Google drive and other Google services (except Google Photos).

15 GB seems quite a reasonable size, right? Well, the answer is no if you are a regular Gmail user for some years. Therefore, it is common to get the notification that says the storage is full and you will not be able to send or receive any messages. We do not want any Gmail user to reach that situation and that is why we came up with this blog. Here we will tell you how to free up space in Gmail account & avoid Gmail storage shortage using some handy solutions.

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Solution #1: Delete Unnecessary Gmail Attachments

No wonder the email attachments occupy the larger portion of your Gmail storage space. But one limitation of Gmail is that it does not allow users to delete only the attachments and retain the emails. To fix this issue, Chrome extension Dittach has been introduced. It will let the users remove the attachment from Gmail without deleting the emails. With the help of this extension, users can do away with unwanted heavy-sized attachments and free up Gmail storage for the important emails.

Warning: Dittach is a third-party extension available for Google Chrome users. It is in no way connected or endorsed by Google. Since it will have the permission to access all your emails to delete the attachments, use it at your own risk.

Solution #2: Backup Gmail Locally

You can also free up Google storage even without using this extension. By locally backup email from Gmail account, you can have more space in your Gmail storage quota. Users can either click on the print option for each and every email and save it in PDF format. Sounds hectic right. Hence we suggest SysTools Gmail Backup software for you. This top-class application will enable users to export Gmail emails to computer, hard drive, USB pen drive, etc. The most useful feature of this tool for this purpose is “Delete after Download.” When this option is enabled, the utility will automatically delete all the emails from your Gmail account after backing those up on the designated local folder.

Note: By respecting the privacy of the users, the Gmail Backup does not store any data or credentials of the Gmail account. So you will remain completely safe from data theft and unauthorized usage of personal data.

Solution #3: Filter Out Financial Emails

Some of us keep receiving financial statements, OTPs and payment receipts on emails, which are not necessary by any means. But not many of us remember to delete these emails, that often contain high-resolution images and large attachments. Take some time to delete these emails from your Gmail inbox. Open one such email and click on the three-dot icon. Choose Filter messages from like this option for filtering all emails from the same sender. Also, be careful in future instances for not subscribing to unnecessary newsletters.

Solution #4: So Long, Subscriptions

Almost all of us have subscribed to one or more sites for their regular newsletters, both knowingly and unknowingly. These emails keep piling up in Inbox and add load to the storage. So, if you really want to free up your Gmail Storage, you have to say goodbye to these subscriptions. These emails usually contain the option to unsubscribe at the bottom of the email. All you need to do is to click on Unsubscribe links and stop these emails from piling up in your Inbox.

Solution #5: Remember the Trash

Do you regularly clean up your trash? We mean, the Trash and Spam folder of your Google email account. It is necessary that you clean up the Trash folder at least once a week. By default, the emails will be permanently removed from the Trash and Spam folder after 30 days. But why keep an unnecessary email for 30 days while it is occupying the Gmail storage? Take initiative and unclutter your Gmail account.

Concluding Words

That was all from us for today. In this blog, we shared some must-do methods with the readers that will help them free up space in Gmail account. We hope that the readers will follow these mentioned solutions and get their job done effectively.

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