Menu Close

Gmail Storage: Take 2 – Part 2

I was curious what causes the Gmail usage statistic to change, and how quickly it updates.

To save you from needing to look at my last post, here were my usage statistics

You are currently using 574 MB (21%) of your 2681 MB.

I sent myself a 10 MB email. Sure enough immediately my usage statistics changed to:

You are currently using 587 MB (22%) of your 2681 MB.

A jump of more then 10 MB from what it just was. 13 MB in fact. My guess is that it is measuring the Base 64 encoded (MIME) size of the binary attachment.

Now I delete it. No change. So I went into the trash and hit delete forever.

You are currently using 574 MB (21%) of your 2681 MB.

Right back to where I started from. So the usage updates immediately, but it also includes your trash and Spam folders.

Subject tags:
[]
[]
[]
[]