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How to Quickly Find Emails with Big File Attachments in Gmail

Got this notification from Gmail the other night. Probably the third time that I received it since January.

Gmail Full, Gmail Storage Notification

Yep. I've run out of email storage space. Again.

I know I should just purchase some. But when it comes to these things, like most of you, I'm the type of guy who'd exhaust all other means before reaching for his wallet and spending moolah.

Is that being thrifty to a fault? Nah. I think it's being practical. I mean, it's not like there aren't any other solutions, right?

Anyway, this is what I do when that happens. (Consider doing it too if you're low on storage.)

Gmail Full, Gmail Big Attachment
I look for emails with the big file attachments that I don't need anymore and I delete them.

It's actually very easy to do if you know the right Gmail search keyword to use.

Simply type "size:" followed by the minimum combined size of all file attachments.

1000000 (one million) is equal to 1MB. It's good to start at 10 million.

Click on the 'Search Mail' button and start looking for those that you can already let go of.

Delete as many 'unneeded' emails as you can and don't forget to empty your Trash folder.

So easy, right?

So why don't you share this post on your social networking accounts? Who knows -- one of your friends might actually find this entry helpful.

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