We all know how much flexibility Google offers in its search terms and the shortcuts using which you can search the things closely matching your requirements. Gmail, no wonder offers the same thing for the search flexibility with your inbox. I had been frustrated to see a a yellow bar in my Gmail Inbox on the top side reminding me to either delete the older messages or buy additional space from Google.
After a few days when the inbox was 100% full, I stopped getting emails in my Gmail. Having realized that I had over 50,000 emails in my Gmail inbox, it would take me days to find the heaviest emails and shed some weight of my inbox by deleting them. But luckily, I found a quick hack to do the Gmail cleanup.
So what is that one easy solution that can easy get you out of this situation? The easiest option is to use the search terms in Gmail search bar and find the emails with heavy attachments over a particular size say 50MB.
It’s pretty simple. Let me show you how. You just type the size: and the number. For example, if you want the search to show you all the emails over 50 MB size of attachments, then just write: size:50000000. Confused? No problem! Just hit the below links when your gmail inbox which has to be cleaned is open in a new tab of your same browser in which you are reading this post.
- Click this to find Attachments bigger than 5MB (or search size:5000000 manually in your Gmail Searchbar)
- Click this to find Attachments bigger than 10MB (or search size:10000000 manually in your Gmail Searchbar)
- Click this to find Attachments bigger than 20MB (or search size:20000000 manually in your Gmail Searchbar)
- Click this to find Attachments bigger than 30MB (or search size:30000000 manually in your Gmail Searchbar)
- Click this to find Attachments bigger than 50MB (or search size:50000000 manually in your Gmail Searchbar)
- Click this to Find Attachments bigger than 100MB (or search size:100000000 manually in your Gmail Searchbar)
Hope this helps you find the culprit attachments easily and saves some time for you.
Do you have any other methods to find heavy attachments in your Gmail Inbox? Please comment below.