Theoretically, 7GB of storage space for an email account is way too much for most people to fully utilize it. Google offers their Gmail service for free and each account has over 7GB of free space for email storage. Despite this huge amount of space, we found that many people could in fact run out of email space. When that happened, all your incoming mail will bounce until you have free up some space to store it.
The problem is, if your inbox contains 7Gb of emails (probably tens of thousands of them), it can be a tedious and difficult task to sort out which emails take up the most space and can be deleted. This is where Find Big Mail is useful.
Find Big Mail, as the name implies, is a web app that scan your Gmail inbox for large mail and mark them with a label. You can then sort your mail by the label and get instant result of the emails that are taking up all your storage space. The concept is simple, but it is tremendously useful.
1. Go to findbigmail.com.
2. Enter your Gmail address and click “CLICK HERE”.
3. It will then ask you for permission to access your account. Click “Grant”.
4. Find Big Mail will then proceed to scan your Gmail Inbox and check the emails with big attachment. This will take from several minutes to an hour, depending on your mailbox size. Meanwhile, you can go and take a cup of coffee.
When Find Big Mail finished scanning, it will send you a summary email.
5. To sort your big email, simply type “label:my-big-mail” to the search field to view your mails of size between 100,000 and 500,000 bytes.
Similarly you can type “label:my-really-big-mail” or “label:my-ultra-big-mail” to view emails of size more than 500,000 bytes (~5MB).
What’s your take on this? Do you find such a simple app useful?
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