Ramin Hossaini

Finding large, old emails in Google Apps/Gmail

Feb
25

I have a consolidated inbox (or universal inbox) and love that I only have to check one email address for both work and personal emails. However, this also means that my account is filling up fast. Lately, I’ve been using the query below to find large emails that are older than a specific date so that I can download the attachments and move them into Dropbox for safekeeping.

SIZE:SIZE_IN_BYTES BEFORE:YYYY/MM/DD

For example, to find all emails larger than 1 MB and older than a year

SIZE:1048576 BEFORE:2012/02/25

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