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Manage your mailbox I: Find its size and trim it down

E-mail message from e-mail administrator notifying mailbox is over size limit.

An e-mail message about reduced functionality due to mailbox size.

An overstuffed mailbox can cause problems. As we've shown in the picture, some e-mail service providers or system administrators won't allow you to send or receive e-mail once your mailbox reaches a certain size. You may or may not receive a warning about this.

If this is happening to you (or if you think you may be getting close), it may be time for you to trim the size of your mailbox. Even if you're not getting warnings, cutting down on bloat can help you more effectively stay on top of what's important. For example, maybe you're having a hard time seeing what you need to because you've got so many messages in your mailbox.

If you think it may be time to cut your mailbox down to size, you've come to the right place.

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