Are you wondering what to do if your Gmail account is full? When you made this account, you were sure this account will never get filled but today is the day you are stuck with several GB of your valuable emails and conversations in your Gmail.
Don’t Panic, you have a few options that you can exercise at this point. Read on for both free and paid options to increase space in your Gmail account without losing any data.
If you are running out of Gmail space, don’t panic. This post will help you how to create ample space in your inbox without deleting any useful information. The magic word in this case is “transfer”. You will transfer all your emails to another Gmail account.
If you are running out of Gmail space, you can pay a very nominal fee to get ample space in your Gmail Inbox. If you are considering a paid option, storage space is VERY cheap on Google servers. You can buy 20 GB of additional space for only $5 per year. This is the easiest option to exercise but binds you to use the paid service not only today but in future as well as your used storage space will continue to grow.
You have more options as well if you want to upgrade big time. You can buy…
I’m sure there are many of you out there who have gone through the Google Account dilemma when using a Google Apps account. Google Apps is a service that allows you to use many of Google’s main services with your own domain or with your company domain. I use it with basitali.com as well. My email @basitali.com essentially was a GMail like address that could sign for Google Talk, Google Maps and many other services.
Apparently, Google had not decided what to do with such Google Apps account with many of these services. So, when signing up for Picasa for example, you can use a) A Gmail account, b) A Google account with google apps email address, c) Any other email address.
Now, I was having conflicting accounts as Google defines and finally the day has come. From 16th May, all your services that you are using with your Google Apps email address which may be considered as a Google Apps account or considered as a non Google email address, both will be merged.
Google has planned to make the transition as smooth as possible, but there are still some rough areas. I’ll be blogging more about them as the things happen.
So far I have moved all my services to the Google Apps account email address and the services are no more available with a non Google Apps address now. Transition which did not work or was not allowed were:
* Now Google Voice automatic transition available yet
Guess what, I wrote an email this morning and the body of the email said “I’ve attached something” in the body of the email and forgot to attach it. When I pressed the Send button, following message saved me from the trouble and I’m loving Google for one more reason now.
Another innovative way of prioritizing your email, and it’s again by Gmail. All of us receive a lot of spam that already gets filtered by the Gmail spam engine. This feature is about more important and less important emails. Gmail will learn about your email with time, which emails are more important and which are less important ones. With help of this information, Gmail will show emails in three sections namely Important, Starred and Everything else. The emails that you read more often and reply to will automatically get higher in priority. You can also mention which emails are important and which of them are not.
You good old Inbox is always there if you are not very happy with the priority inbox. This feature works with standard Gmail as well as on Google Apps mail for domains and works pretty good already in its beta. To try out Gmail priority inbox, simply log on to your google mail/Gmail account and look for the red link that says “New Priority Inbox Beta”.
To learn more about the feature, watch following video: