How to get your Yahoo! Email quota

Yahoo Mail includes 1 TB (terabyte, about 200 HD movies) of online storage. The storage limit includes attachments in your messages. It may take some time to fill all this space. But it is possible, especially if some emails are large and full of attachments.

If you think you’ve used up a significant portion of your Yahoo Mail storage quota and are at risk of reaching a limit that prevents you from sending and receiving emails, check the status of your Yahoo! Mail account online.

These instructions apply to the full web version of Yahoo Mail.

How to Check Yahoo Mail Quota

To see how much storage space you are using on Yahoo Mail:

  1. Click the gear icon settings in Yahoo Mail.

  2. Select Additional Settings .

  3. Your total storage and usage percentage are displayed in the lower left corner of the window.

  4. You can’t get an overview of what you store in your Yahoo account, but you can reduce it.

Free up space on your Yahoo Mail account

As you approach the upper limit of your Yahoo Mail storage quota, there are a few things you can do to reduce its size:

  1. Clean up folders Basket and spam . Click the trash can icons next to these folders in the left pane of the screen.

  2. Find messages that contain attachments in Yahoo Mail on the web. Type “has: attachment” in the field Search in Yahoo Mail. These emails take up more space than just text, so you can delete or archive the emails you no longer need.

    Make sure to choose All emails for Search in (before the search field).

  3. Archive old or large mail on your computer’s local storage or another Yahoo Mail account (or other free email account). Set up the account you want to archive with using IMAP in an email program that supports multiple IMAP accounts.

    You have two options for archiving your email:

    • For another email account. Make sure the account – Yahoo Mail, iCloud Mail, Gmail, or AOL Mail – is also set up in the same email program with IMAP.
    • Locally on your computer: create local folders in your e-mail program to store archived messages and move your unwanted messages there.
  4. Delete groups of junk e-mail messages by searching for messages with a keyword such as “Unsubscribe” and then deleting all emails in the results at once. You can also click magnifying glass next to the sender’s name in your inbox to receive all emails from that address.

  5. Clean your inbox daily so messages don’t accumulate.

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