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Heads up for Gmail and GoogleDrive users

Labeled as advice in Technology started by creataweb, Jan 24, 2019.

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  1. creataweb

    creataweb Some Guy with Awesome Senior High School Photo VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Happened to find this out the hard way unfortunately but will post here in case anyone else had this happen to them.

    Found out today that my Gmail account was over the limit for storage after checking for old emails that never arrived. But it was not my email account that had used it all, it was GoogleDrive from a really old project from 3+ years ago. For 3 or 4 months I received zero emails to that account but did not notice because it's a more rarely used account. After looking around I found the GoogleDrive account and deleted the files there.

    However, Google does not delete this instantly and my account is still not allowing emails. I am sure I lost a bunch of inquiries / offers in that period of time.

    If you aren't sure about yours login via browser and check now.

    Google Drive: Free Cloud Storage for Personal Use

    https://www.google.com/drive/
     
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  2. Jv1999

    Jv1999 New Adventures: Squire of the Exo-Tower VIP

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    Thank you for this! I checked my censored videos gmail that's attached to that drive, and it's already 37% full!

    every1 make sure to check yoru gmail storage, u can see it if you scroll all the way down! It's actually important... because email accessibility is so vital in domaining.
     
  3. Rick Ace

    Rick Ace Top Member VIP

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    It's always beneficial to maintain a separate Google account for business. :) Thanks for the reminder though. The little things gets even the best of us, don't they?
     
  4. wesley sweatman

    wesley sweatman durfer Gold Account VIP

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    IMEZI Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    one google account connected to all google services : google form, google drive, youtube, blogger, gmail, g+, hangout, contacts etc make sure you check them all

    especially for email, you also need to check sent folder and clean it up
     
  6. Foggy

    Foggy Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Everyone uses the web interface for gmail and no one uses IMAP? I pop my account every few months and store my archives locally, clearing the online messages.

    There's nothing like a good old fashioned email client (I use T'bird) that will monitor all your accounts all the time.
     
  7. creataweb

    creataweb Some Guy with Awesome Senior High School Photo VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I'm using an email client on my machine and the browser once in a great while. I get all emails from all accounts just as if it was one account which is one reason I didn't notice this for awhile. I have spam filters and rules to keep spammers out of my inbox most of the time so there wasn't much missing except possibly some offers at 1 marketplace where I have this account linked.

    I think Google should send a warning saying your account is over the limit so we could have the chance to fix this asap. The other strange thing was that I had maybe 3 to 4GB of data in the storage and it said I used 15.1GB - I deleted it all and it said I had 12GB still being used (which I did not) and then later on that 12GB just disappeared randomly. So this must have been some sort of error on Google's part.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
  8. Donmarick

    Donmarick Established Member

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    google is full of error and bugs. You can make some simple tricks for google photos and even with unlimted storage on google trough google teams just need to do some research ;).
     
  9. NameDeck

    NameDeck Design. Develop. Deploy. VIP

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    Wouldn't recommend it though. They are aware of these kind of hacks and don't care... for now.

    Sooner or later they will make it a priority and close down any account using hacks to illegally use resources. Wouldn't risk storing my family photos there.
     
  10. Donmarick

    Donmarick Established Member

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    I not recommend any tricks and hacks i just said that its possible and like You said they don' care of it at now. Unlimited photos of "You or Your family" or any other You can storage on google cloud with just using settings of google drive and photos.
     
  11. kashioz

    kashioz New Member

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    One account. All of Google. Amezing
     

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