Gmail has become the most popular email service. There are lots of users who use Gmail daily for their work and personal needs. There is so much of space on Gmail but at times one finds even that space is meagre. But 10 GB of space on Gmail can be very effectively managed to have your data on a safe and secure place which is easily retrievable. But there are times when you hit roadblocks. Your incoming mails start bouncing and you panic. But there are some very easy ways through which one can manage the available data on the Gmail accounts and can get rid of large attachments which may not be of much use otherwise.
First and the very basic trick is to search for large attachments.
Search for attachments
has:attachment in the search filter would extract all your emails where the attachments are there. This definitely helps in filtering those mails which have attachments. In Gmail it is very difficult to remove attachments only. Once you delete the mail, all that which is there in the mail including the attachments would go away. But still if you are sure that even those mail messages are not required then you can simply delete these mails.
Use an IMAP client
Setting Gmail in Outlook 2010 is very simple.
Using MS Outlook 2010 as email client to configure Gmail can make your life very comfortable. One has the flexibility to do a lot many things when your MS Outlook 2010 gets configured to use Gmail. One can simply delete the attachments without deleting the messages. One also has the flexibility to use advanced search features of Outlook 2010 to manage their emails quite easily and free up Gmail space.