Today's the Day! 4GB+ Gmail Space and IMAP! @ tk here on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 5:32 PM
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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Today's the Day! 4GB+ Gmail Space and IMAP!

4GB+ Gmail Space

Today I opened up my Gmail and guess what I saw? No, not more spam. Instead...

You are currently using 1 MB (0%) of your 4336 MB.

Wow! 4GB+ of storage. what can I do with that much space... *Evil grin*... Actually I have no idea what to do with it (I'm under-utilizing it in fact). Any ideas?

In case you missed the announcement (like me), a few weeks back . has more about this bump in space. Looks like by next year, you can hope to expect to have 6GB+ of Gmail goodness.

I'm just wondering if Google will consolidate all the space it provides for a user and tell us "Here's 20GB of shared space for Gmail, Picasa, Google Docs, etc". And throw in a dynamic space allocation app while they're at it. :) I'd prefer that to the separate storage counts given now as it's easier to manage one shared storage space. Plus if you only rely on certain Google web apps you'd have more space to keep skeletons in your virtual closet.


isn't really out yet. Not for everyone anyway. As reported by , if you're lucky, you see it, else you don't.

Edit: It's - IMAP for everyone, be patient and you'll get it soon.

Lady Luck is not with me today as I don't see the IMAP setting under "Forwarding and POP". Maybe I should trying logging in and out? Well, if you're one of the chosen ones, .

IMAP for Gmail on the iPhone

Edit: See for tips on sorting Drafts, Deleted, and Sent mail on the iPhone as well as how to star/label messages.

How to Delete/Archive mails on the iPhone for Gmail

Be careful: If you set the Deleted Mailbox to [GMAIL] > Trash on the server, it will delete your mail instead of archiving it.

To archive your mail from the iPhone, set the Deleted folder to "Deleted" on your iPhone. When you delete a mail message on the iPhone, it will be sent to the "Deleted" folder on your iPhone and to the Archive on your GMail account. - Digg user

Another option, if you want the messages to be deleted, is to keep 'Deleted Mailbox to [GMAIL] > Trash on the server, and if you want to archive a message, drop it into the 'All Mail' will be removed from the inbox and archived. - Digg user nbeighley

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