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Reclaim space in Gmail easily

What would you do if your Gmail Inbox is reaching its storage limit and you urgently need to free up some space else all your incoming email messages will be returned to the sender? Amit Agarwal asks.

india Updated: Oct 29, 2010 22:11 IST

What would you do if your Gmail Inbox is reaching its storage limit and you urgently need to free up some space else all your incoming email messages will be returned to the sender?

You'll either have to buy some extra storage space from Google or another solution is that you find all the large emails in your Inbox and move them into the trash.

Unfortunately, Gmail doesn't offer a way for you to search email messages by size but there's a new service called findbigmail.com that can help you easily filter out all the big mails in your Inbox.

To get started, you simply connect your Gmail account with Find Big Mail using Google's OAuth. This means you don't have to share your Google Account credentials with the service. It then scans all your existing messages and will send you an email notification once the scan is over (I got mine in about 8 minutes).

That's it. You can now log into your Gmail account and trash or forward messages marked as 'Big Mails' to instantly reclaim some precious space.

(Amit Agarwal writes a tech blog at http://www.labnol.org and tweets at http://twitter.com/labnol)