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?

  6. Well, whatever the point is, there has to be an option for when you reach the storage limit.

  7. Well, whatever the point is, there has to be an option for when you reach the storage limit.

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