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Gmail storage full? Kill this monster problem with this magic move

Gmail storage being full is one of the biggest problems. However, you have weapons at hand to slay this monster problem.
Updated on: Nov 27 2022, 21:16 IST
Promotional emails can fill your Gmail storage. Know how to avoid these annoying spam mails. (Unsplash)
Promotional emails can fill your Gmail storage. Know how to avoid these annoying spam mails. (Unsplash)

If Gmail is there to help you communicate with your personal and professional circles, it has also become a monster problem as it is being used by unscrupulous people as a medium to pass promotional materials to your inbox- Spam. These days, marketing agencies are widely using Gmail to promote their products and services. This abundance of Spam means you have a Gmail storage full problem on your hands. And what is more, it keeps coming back. Not just that, these emails piling up in your Gmail inbox can make you miss reading important email and in worse case scenario, delete important ones by mistake. Thankfully, Gmail offers an option to block these promotional emails and to get rid of the Gmail storage full problem. You can delete these promotional emails to save your storage memory in simple steps.

How to block an unwanted email address to avoid promotional emails

  • First of all, open your Gmail account on your smartphone or web.
  • Then, open the email address of the sender whom you want to block.
  • Following that click on the three-dot menu button in the top-right corner.
  • Here, you will find several options. Tap on the "Block (sender)" option from the drop-down menu.
  • It will pop up a confirmation option. Click on Block to confirm.
  • Now you will no longer get emails from the blocked sender. All new messages or emails from this sender will be sent to Spam.

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How to delete all promotions emails to fix Gmail storage full problem

Step 1:

Apart from blocking the sender, you can also get rid of the existing promotional emails. 

Step 2:

First, log in with your Gmail account on a desktop or laptop. 

Step 3:

Then, in the search bar, simply type “unsubscribe” and hit enter. What will this do? It will simply show you a list of all emails that carry an Unsubscribe button.

Step 4:

Tick the box above to select all emails with this Unsubscribe tag. 

Step 5:

Now, all you need to do is just tap on the delete button and all these promotional emails will be deleted. In case you want to keep some of these emails that you find useful, you can deselect those specific emails before hitting the delete button. However, you will need to deselect manually, one by one.

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First Published Date: 27 Nov, 21:16 IST