Clear out your GMail

It’s that time of the year where your Google warns you that you are running out of space in your GMail account. Best thing to do is get rid of old emails that exist in your Spam, Updates, Forums and Promotions folder. Here are a couple of search terms that worked for me:

  • larger:10M or larger:5M
  • category:updates older_than:3y is:unread
  • category:forums older_than:3y is:unread
  • category:promotions older_than:3y is:unread
    • In your promotions folder, double check to see what subscriptions are relevant and unsubscribe where necessary

Be sure to empty out your spam folder as well.

Google Storage will update the statistics once a day so check back later on how much space you saved.