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google "almost full, buy more space"
Posted by: Fritz
Date: December 27, 2021 09:35AM
85% of googs free space of 15G is used.
But there seems to be no way to clear it out.
It's nearly all email.
Anything I need long term I dl.
I certainly don't need anything in the trash and I emptied that.
But it all ended up in "All Mail"
96000 emails in "all Mail"
Is there a way to empty the trash ?
Or is this just googs way of getting scripts up and it's time to switch to a different provider.?



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Re: google "almost full, buy more space"
Posted by: deckeda
Date: December 27, 2021 10:36AM
This is for Gmail? And "Google" here is being used as a noun, not a verb for us to perform?
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Re: google "almost full, buy more space"
Posted by: Fritz
Date: December 27, 2021 11:08AM
correct



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Re: google "almost full, buy more space"
Posted by: graylocks
Date: December 27, 2021 11:44AM
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Fritz
Is there a way to empty the trash ?

yes. go to your google drive page. click on Trash and you'll see an option to Empty Trash. on my desktop it's in the upper right corner.

Or, in gmail itself click on Trash and there's an Empty Trash option on the top of the page.



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Re: google "almost full, buy more space"
Posted by: Fritz
Date: December 27, 2021 11:54AM


did that, still this.



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Re: google "almost full, buy more space"
Posted by: graylocks
Date: December 27, 2021 11:57AM
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Fritz


did that, still this.

Did you just empty it? I find it sometimes takes awhile for the clearance to refresh.

Also, if you are sure you've downloaded essential email, have you tried select All in your inbox or any folder and doing a mass delete? Sometimes you can only do it page by page but after a few all page deletions it will ask if you'd like to cut to the chase and delete everything in the Inbox.



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Re: google "almost full, buy more space"
Posted by: Fritz
Date: December 27, 2021 12:01PM
ok, I'll wait.

dum de dum. la de dah.

it's a race to see whats 1st, empty Goo trash or my paychecks.



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Re: google "almost full, buy more space"
Posted by: freeradical
Date: December 27, 2021 12:34PM
Are your photos being stored as "high quality"?
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Re: google "almost full, buy more space"
Posted by: Fritz
Date: December 27, 2021 12:36PM
nothing but email and a handful of docs.



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Re: google "almost full, buy more space"
Posted by: vision63
Date: December 27, 2021 01:16PM
It's counting all of your Gmail attachments. You might not need a bunch of them. Try this.

"To save space on Gmail, type “has: attachment larger:10M” in the search box and click search to see all the emails with attachments taking space larger than 10MB. You can replace the digit as per your liking to find big files on email and clear them up. Also, do not forget to clear your Trash folder."
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Re: google "almost full, buy more space"
Posted by: Fritz
Date: December 27, 2021 01:35PM
results come in blocks of 50.
still a very slow process.

messages from 2015. Ridiculous.
Even though dump trash every 30 days is checked in Mac Mail, nothing, apparently, leaves "all Mail".

I did clear the trash folder yesterday and today. No change.

Clearly, I'm missing something here.



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Re: google "almost full, buy more space"
Posted by: vision63
Date: December 27, 2021 01:48PM
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Fritz
results come in blocks of 50.
still a very slow process.

messages from 2015. Ridiculous.
Even though dump trash every 30 days is checked in Mac Mail, nothing, apparently, leaves "all Mail".

I did clear the trash folder yesterday and today. No change.

Clearly, I'm missing something here.

Where is says "1-50 of many" you can flip it to show the oldest email first. That could help.
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Re: google "almost full, buy more space"
Posted by: btfc
Date: December 27, 2021 03:50PM
‘ Even though dump trash every 30 days is checked in Mac Mail, nothing, apparently, leaves "all Mail" ‘

It’s a Google thing.


Also check your spam folder. And see what’s in sent mail.
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Re: google "almost full, buy more space"
Posted by: btfc
Date: December 27, 2021 03:51PM
“ Where is says "1-50 of many" you can flip it to show the oldest email first. That could help. “

Also try sorting by sender.
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Re: google "almost full, buy more space"
Posted by: vision63
Date: December 27, 2021 04:01PM
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btfc
“ Where is says "1-50 of many" you can flip it to show the oldest email first. That could help. “

Also try sorting by sender.

Definitly.
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Re: google "almost full, buy more space"
Posted by: steveroberts
Date: December 27, 2021 04:52PM
Helpful topic; thanks.

My gmail is showing 14.42GB usage out of 15 GB.

I selected and deleted about 15,000 emails, but the storage numbers didn't budge.

Any thoughts?

SR
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Re: google "almost full, buy more space"
Posted by: Fritz
Date: December 27, 2021 04:59PM
"larger:3M after:2015/12/31 before:2018/1/1.
returns with 8000 messages
how do I check all 8000 for deletion?



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Re: google "almost full, buy more space"
Posted by: vision63
Date: December 27, 2021 09:54PM
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steveroberts
Helpful topic; thanks.

My gmail is showing 14.42GB usage out of 15 GB.

I selected and deleted about 15,000 emails, but the storage numbers didn't budge.

Any thoughts?

SR

At the left side of your Gmail page scroll down until you see the "trash" icon and click on it. At the top of the page click "empty trash."
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Re: google "almost full, buy more space"
Posted by: Fritz
Date: December 28, 2021 06:52AM
it isn't a very user friendly sequence, but eventually.
just can't figure the math of the filter.
But I check before I saw goodbye. Opened up 7G or so.
See if I can muster results with Promotion folder. That should clear the bulk of it.



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Re: google "almost full, buy more space"
Posted by: Fritz
Date: December 28, 2021 12:55PM
Careful.
What you do here is quite permanent.
Save emails you need locally to Archive/On My Mac.

From web gmail.

Set Search options. Right side of search box, 3 sliders.
Check and change dates, folders as needed. I suggest starting with Sent emails.

[

Hit return.

Select All box above list of left.
Top of list on right In hypertext “Select all message that meet this search “.
Click trash can above list.
Confirm Bulk action.
Expand left column of folders and click bottom Trash.
“Empty Trash now” hypertext at top right of list.
Confirm

I cleared out >15000 emails today, from as far back as 2004. Who knew?. From 13G space used to 2G.
Lots of "promos", sent, etc.

Now if I could just figure out why gmail is autosaving like mad.
and stop it.



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Re: google "almost full, buy more space"
Posted by: vision63
Date: December 28, 2021 08:12PM
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Fritz
Careful.
What you do here is quite permanent.
Save emails you need locally to Archive/On My Mac.

From web gmail.

Set Search options. Right side of search box, 3 sliders.
Check and change dates, folders as needed. I suggest starting with Sent emails.

[

Hit return.

Select All box above list of left.
Top of list on right In hypertext “Select all message that meet this search “.
Click trash can above list.
Confirm Bulk action.
Expand left column of folders and click bottom Trash.
“Empty Trash now” hypertext at top right of list.
Confirm

I cleared out >15000 emails today, from as far back as 2004. Who knew?. From 13G space used to 2G.
Lots of "promos", sent, etc.

Now if I could just figure out why gmail is autosaving like mad.
and stop it.

Fritz figuring out how to cull Gmail:

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Re: google "almost full, buy more space"
Posted by: Fritz
Date: December 29, 2021 07:19AM
pretty much. but Owen helped



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Re: google "almost full, buy more space"
Posted by: btfc
Date: December 29, 2021 02:18PM
“ Now if I could just figure out why gmail is autosaving like mad.
and stop it. “


Yes, Gmail doesn’t follow the usual mail server rules, either for IMAP or POP.

More data harvesting is my guess.
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