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I have an old gmail account and I recently logged in I noticed it saying enter image description here https://one.google.com/u/0/storage?hl=en&utm_medium=web&utm_source=gmail&utm_campaign=manage_storage how do I find out which emails have hogged all the space.

I want to delete all the un necessary emails which have consumed all the space. How do I do this? Is there some tool that can do this I have forgotten which were important emails in this account I don't want to delete all the emails but I want to know how can I reduce problems in this.
I have only 90 such emails more than 5Mb
I am looking for some kind of tool that can help me with this situation.
Here is a screenshot of my email box
70K emails from various mailing lists and kernel groups
70 thousand emails I have from Ubuntu kernel mailing list itself.

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  • Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they become outdated quickly and attract opinion-based answers. Instead, describe your situation and the specific problem you're trying to solve. Share your research. Here are a few suggestions on how to properly ask this type of question. – Ramhound Nov 14 '19 at 20:53
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    If you use a mail client like MS Outlook (or can), I've found it's a lot easier to manage your storage. You could connect your Gmail account to Outlook, wait for it all to sync, and then go in each folder and sort by size. Look for emails with attachments. If you're like me, you usually save the attachments somewhere, so you could free up a lot of space by selecting each attachment and clicking "Detach" or "Remove attachment". I've saved GBs of space on multiple accounts using this technique. This gets rids of what takes up the most space fast. – InterLinked Nov 15 '19 at 2:47
  • Can’t you just delete the folders? For example, just delete the “Ubuntu Kernel” folder. – rbhat Nov 15 '19 at 3:15
  • Folder deletion will delete some important emails also which I should not delete I have to go through messages before deleting them. – political science Nov 15 '19 at 3:18
  • To reword, remove "I am looking for some kind of tool that can help me with this situation" and replace with "I am looking for methods to resolve this problem effienctly" or words to that effect. Then votes to reopen the question can be cast. – K7AAY Dec 4 '19 at 17:56
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Install Thunderbird and configure it for IMAP connection to Gmail. Then you can pull down just the headers, find the emails to delete, and selectively delete them instead of having to pull down all the emails with POP to sort through them.

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  • I have managed to configure thunderbird on a Ubuntu virtual machine now what exactly should I do if any tutorial link or youtube link you can give that will be great. – political science Dec 9 '19 at 3:28
  • Configure it for IMAP connection to Gmail support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/thunderbird/… pull down just the headers, find the emails to delete, and selectively delete them instead of having to pull down all the emails with POP to sort through them – K7AAY Dec 12 '19 at 21:48
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If you are looking for all big emails you can just search

size:5000000

Which will find all emails bigger than 5000000 byres (~5MB) You can also add things like date to narrow down your search more.

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    I searched after your message,there are only 90 such emails which are more than 5Mb – political science Nov 14 '19 at 19:52
  • @Andreas Weigl Those big files will be the easiest to move and will save you nearly half a gigabyte so you can have time to find a way to move the rest. – K7AAY Nov 15 '19 at 0:58

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