Gmail Out of Space – How to Clean Up?

You have run out of space for your Gmail account.
You will not be able to send or receive any emails until you delete some items.

If you were greeted with this message in Gmail and wondering how to go about cleaning up your emails, it is easy.

As you would do with cleaning up your desktop or laptop hard drive space, you need to find emails that the biggest of all. Deleting those emails will free up the highest amount of space in Gmail for you.

So, how do you find the biggest emails in your Gmail account? Unfortunately, Gmail doesn’t give us an option to do it. makes this a very easy process.


You can find your biggest emails by just entering your email address and authenticating via OAuth. This ensures that the other service isn’t saving your password in some server. just gets the size of the emails and creates new labels in your Gmail. You can just delete those big emails and empty your task to reclaim some free space in Gmail.

It’s as simple as that. is an alpha service and is free right now. For those worried about giving out your Gmail password, they don’t ever retrieve your emails or see your password.

I am not sure what the pricing will be once they go out of alpha and beta stages.


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2 Responses to “Gmail Out of Space – How to Clean Up?”

  1. dissertations December 23, 2011 at 1:39 pm #

    what a cool post!


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