Attachments deleted, but usage number did not change.

    Please, give the following information:

    • Thunderbird version: 68.4.1
    • Operating system + version: Windows 10
    • Version of the add-on: 2.0.6


    I was using 98% of my gmail space, so I used the add-on to download about 3.5 GB of attachments and then once I verified they were good, I used the "Just delete attachments from selected messages" function. Gmail now shows these attachments prefaced with "deleted" and they appear to only take up 1kb of space, but Gmail still shows me using 98% of my 15 GB. Somehow it is still counting the original size of the attachments. Help?

  • graba

    Approved the thread.

    Compacting folders frees up space locally, it doesn't do anything to the gmail server. I can view the messages in the Gmail web interface and they show they are only 1 kb in size now, where they used to be around 3 - 7 MB (mp3 files). But gmail says I am still nearly at capacity (14.88 of 15 GB used).

  • Compacting folders frees up space locally, it doesn't do anything to the gmail server.

    Unfortunately, Gmail may be special.


    Technically deleting attachments creates a duplicate message without the attachments and the original message is then deleted. However, Gmail may keep every message in its archive (see Gmail settings on their website). I am currently unsure about the behavior.