Don’t pay for extra storage. Here are three quick ways to save space in your Gmail inbox. Nuke all the clutter and gain extra space in Gmail in minutes using the tips below.
Send to Dropbox
If you haven’t made good use of Dropbox’s free 2 GB space yet, it’s time to take advantage of it. You can quickly forward your attachments to Dropbox using Send To Dropbox and save some space in your Gmail account in the process.
Once you give the site permission to access your Dropbox account, an ‘Attachments’ folder is created inside your Dropbox folder. You’re then given a unique email address to which you can forward emails with attachments and they get saved into that folder based on the naming rule you specify.
How do you quickly delete a set of emails in one go? You can, of course, use the selection button on top of Gmail to select all/unread/starred emails, but if you want to choose a group of messages in the middle, just select the first email, hold down Shift and check the last one.
This isn’t a new trick by any means – we’ve mentioned it before. You should have used the Shift key to select a range of files in Windows Explorer since ages ago, but many forget that the same thing could be done in Gmail as well.
Delete emails automatically
If you’ve got a lot of incoming junk with heavy attachments (periodic reports/receipts) but you don’t actually see them often, set up a filter in Gmail that sends those emails to trash.
Just make sure you specify the appropriate criteria based on which you’d like to filter incoming messages, and you’re good to go. You have to clear up your trash folder manually though, once in a while.
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