Google Gmail offers everything you need for an email account, including a generous 15GB of storage space, a 100-per-day limit on sent messages, and a conspicuous lack of inbox adverts. Gmail also offers instant access to Google’s other fantastic services, including Drive, Calendar, Maps and Google Plus. Users can also use Google Translate within Gmail to understand emails in other languages.
How to check your Gmail data storage:
Although 15GB seems like a lot of data, the accumulation of old messages and documents can quickly use up that space.
Google has helpfully made it easy to learn out how much of your allotted Gmail storage space you left have available.
Begin by visiting the Google Drive storage page.
Users should see a pie graph displaying you how much space you have used and how much remains available.
Users can also can get an idea of how much space remains directly from your Gmail account.
Start by scrolling to the bottom of any Gmail page.
Then simply find the current online storage usage on the left, toward the bottom.
Gmail mail: Google’s email platform offers a generous 15GB of storage space
Google Gmail: It is easy to learn out how much of your allotted Gmail storage space you left
What happens if Gmail storage limit is reached?
Gmail will warn when your account reaches a critical size.
After three months of exceeding your data quota, your Gmail account will display this message: “You can’t send or receive emails because you’re out of storage space.”
Although users can continue accessing their messages, they will not be able to receive or send new emails.
Users will have to delete data from their Google Drive account before normal Gmail functions will resume.
Users may not receive an error message when accessing the account through IMAP, and you might still be able to send messages via SMTP, because this sort of email stores messages locally instead of Google’s servers.
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Those sending emails to a Gmail address exceeding it quota will receive this error message: “The email account you are trying to reach has exceeded its quota.”
The sender’s email service usually will keep trying to deliver the message again every few hours until the message is eventually be delivered.
But the mail server may give up and bounce the email back.
The sender will receive this message: “The message could not be delivered because the account you are trying to reach has exceeded its storage quota.”
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Gmail: Gmail will give a warning when your account reaches a critical size
Google Gmail: There are two options if you only have a few megabytes of storage remaining
What to do if your data is running low?
There are two options available if you only have a few megabytes of storage remaining: acquire more space or reduce the amount of data in your account.
You can increase your storage space by buying up to 30TB more from Google to share between Gmail and Google Drive.
There are options open if you decide instead to free up some space.
Empty the Spam and Trash in Gmail.
Or you can empty the Google Drive Trash.
Click Trash in the bar to the left, toward the bottom.
Click the downward-facing arrow next to Trash near the top of the window.
Select Empty trash from the menu that appeared.
You can also delete big and unnecessary messages in Gmail, or archive them to another email account or locally to a computer.
Permanently deleting messages from your Gmail account is a two-step process.
Hitting Delete on a batch of messages puts them in your Trash folder; make sure you empty it afterward.