Gmail long term strategy

I’ve been using Gmail for a few months now, and I’m quite happy with it. So happy actually that I turned all my email POP inboxes into forwarders to several Gmail accounts, and fetch my POP emails from there.

This enables me to save space on my own web/email space, have a great SPAM filter (much better than any of the local ones I tried, and I don’t have to download the emails to be able to filter them!), and a perfect web interface.

BUT:

I have now used 10 percent of my storage (75 percent of that being SPAM…) – what do I do if I ever reach 100 percent?

AFAIK there is no way for mass management of emails – like rules where I can delete anything older than x and not having tags. I don’t think that would be hard to add, but it’s just not there yet.

I wonder how Google will address that – they probably don’t have many users that complain yet, but this is just a matter of time…

What’s *your* Gmail strategy???

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  4. I find I get little personal mail these days, so gmail works great for that. I subscribe to a high volume mailing list, and reading it in gmail is easier than in the unix client I used to use (gnus). The keyboard shortcuts are just good enough for it!

    I guess my long-term strategy is to prune the low-hanging fruit. Spam is automatically deleteda after 30 days. I’ve created filters for the lists I subscribe to, so I can trash older mails there.

    A programmatic interface (IMAP?) would rock, though. But that’s not the point of gmail, is it?

  5. I find I get little personal mail these days, so gmail works great for that. I subscribe to a high volume mailing list, and reading it in gmail is easier than in the unix client I used to use (gnus). The keyboard shortcuts are just good enough for it!

    I guess my long-term strategy is to prune the low-hanging fruit. Spam is automatically deleteda after 30 days. I've created filters for the lists I subscribe to, so I can trash older mails there.

    A programmatic interface (IMAP?) would rock, though. But that's not the point of gmail, is it?

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