Is there a way to see how how much space a label/folder is taking up on Gmail ?

I know I can see the overall account info at the bottom i.e., "x of 15gb" - but is there a way to break this down by folder or label?

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    It would be a great feature but AFAIK it doesn't exist in Gmail. Also, it would be misleading because if you have multiple labels on an email, the total sum of all labels would be far greater than the actual size. Still, I'd be interested in a web tool that would provide that info.
    – Max
    Feb 26 '14 at 19:17
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    Just a thought i suppose you could connect to gmail using an imap client that allowed you to see the size of folders (not sure if there are any that let you do that though)
    – sam
    Feb 27 '14 at 9:11
  • I've definitely been down the IMAP road before. I can find the exact software I had used, but if you have access to a Windows machine, this might do the trick: broobles.com/imapsize
    – Max
    Feb 27 '14 at 18:59
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    Oh, and perhaps not what you're looking for, but answers to this question might be useful too: webapps.stackexchange.com/q/2282/41003
    – Max
    Feb 27 '14 at 19:05
  • You can't do it with web client. You need to use some IMAP client to accomplish this.
    – user62101
    Mar 24 '14 at 11:22

This is currently not possible with GMail web interface. As a workaround I would suggest using any IMAP client.


Why not simply do the following:

  1. Make sure your 'bin' is empty
  2. write down your current storage (e.g 13 GB)
  3. delete all mails in the desired folder/label
  4. see how much storage is left (let's say 11.8 GB)
  5. the folder space is 13-11.8= 1.2 GB
  6. restore your deleted folder (all the 'bin' content)
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    Pretty sure the contents of the Trash bucket count against your storage.
    – ale
    Jun 5 '17 at 14:42
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    First it will NOT reduce the storage if the mails are still in Trash. Second if you move it to Trash and then its not easy to select the mails & move back to Label, unless the trash was empty.
    – Garry
    Aug 10 '17 at 10:06

You should be able to do a search, and download an archive with your past search. A lengthy process but will let you know at the end.


You could also go into settings/labels and view how many conversations are saved under each label.

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