Here at Backupify, we have to do some crazy things to test the limits of our software. Often it requires us pushing cloud services to their own limits to see what happens. As a result of this testing, we recently found out that yes, you can run out of space in Gmail, and here is what the warning message looks like:
“You have run out of space for your Gmail account. You will not be able to send or receive any emails until you delete some items.”
This Gmail account deliberately used for testing actually reached the seemingly endless storage limit, using 7532 MB (99%) of his 7533 MB – approximately one million email messages.
The assumption that your Gmail account will never reach its maximum capacity has been tested and we’ve concluded that yes, you can in fact run out of space on Gmail. The full screenshot is below.
- Hack Attack: Become a Gmail master (lifehacker.com)
- How to Access and Manage Multiple Gmail Accounts On Single Login (mydigitallife.info)
- Now You Can Grant Other Users Access to Your Gmail Account (techie-buzz.com)