Recently I have been working to clear out my Gmail account to stay under the space quota I am allocated at Google. I am someone that saves every email that I send and receive. In my focus of accomplishing this task I recently posted two articles that may be helpful to people who are in the same boat I am in. Both of these articles will help you understand the Google process and what you need to do manage the FREE space you are allocated. Once you surpass the FREE space allocation, Google wants to “sell you” additional space at a subscription rate.
Understanding Your Google Account Online Space Allocations
(for Gmail, Google Drive and Google Photos)
How to “Bulk” Delete Old Emails in Gmail
One of the questions I had when I started this cleaning out process was is there a way to download and save my old Google Gmail emails?
Google will tell you to go to their “Google Takeout” site where you can select and download all of your data (not just emails). That may sound easy, but I have found is that Google packages up your data, whether it is photos or emails, and wraps up that data in downloadable zip files that lack no organization whatsoever and 99% of people will not understand how to do this anyway. Is this a tactic to push people toward buying more space? Don’t know, but looks like a messy process to me and will only waste your time.
Best Method I Found To Download and Archive Your Gmail:
The method I use to download and archive my Gmail is a third party software application (that is FREE) called MailStore Home.
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