Thursday, October 24, 2013

All Mail handling in Apple Mail on OS X Maverick

Many FindBigMail users also use Apple Mail and use various tricks like disabling All Mail IMAP access. As such, we thought this article about some breaking changes in Apple Mail in Mavericks might be handy: http://tidbits.com/article/14219. The TL;DR version for our readers: Apple Mail tries harder to do the right thing with All Mail, but doesn't really succeed.

We hope you find this helpful!

Cheers, Matt & Mike @ FindBigMail

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Google announces search by size

Today, November 14th, Google announced that they have added features to Gmail to allow searching by size and age of email.

We’ve long asked for this feature and have encouraged you to do the same. This is a great improvement to the Gmail product and enables users to find their big emails easily within the existing Gmail interface.

We will leave the site up for existing and former customers so you can continue to process your full mailboxes using FindBigMail if you wish. If you can think of other features we might add to your Gmail experience please let us know.

So long and thanks for all the fish!


Cheers, Matt & Mike

Monday, April 2, 2012

Search Page Makes Searching Gmail Easy


We've just added Advanced Search for Gmail to help you search your Gmail.  Many people have told us they found the Gmail search syntax confusing and needed a simpler way to sort through their emails.  Our stats back this up. We see there are many more large emails, and labeling by size and getting a top 20 list isn't always enough. Gmail has many great search features, and you can use this form to get to all of them!

Form Based Search
The new feature is a simple form based search.  You can specify whether you want to search for read or unread mail, for mail with any or a particular star or mark, for email sent from a certain person, for one or more words that must be in the email, for emails sent during a certain period, whether it has attachments and other criteria.  After choosing a few options and filling in a box or two, you can click the 'Search Now' button and a Gmail window will open with the results of the search you've built.

Search by Size
The search page also has a drop down list for email size.  If you've run FindBigMail, you can use the choices in the list to add the appropriate label to your search criteria to search emails by size.  Combined with your other search criteria, this makes it easier to refine your searches even further.

Use the new search page for any everyday search or for when you’re cleaning out those big emails.
Let us know what you think.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Managing Full Gmail in Google Apps

According to Google, over 4 million businesses and 40 million users are using Google Apps. That is a lot of Gmail boxes that will be overflowing! Here at FindBigMail, we've been looking hard at how to help.

IT managers for Google Apps traditionally do one of the following things to handle a full Gmail inbox:

  • create a 2nd Gmail account and forward all users emails to the new account, or
  • use Postini, also known as Google Message Discovery (GMD), to archive some of the users emails so they have more space
As a growing number are becoming aware of FindBigMail, they're adding a third solution:
  • add FindBigMail to their domain so that users can clean out their own accounts
Our scan logs show that people easily clear out 20-40% of their storage in less than 1/2 hour.

Here are some some pros and cons for each approach:

Monday, February 13, 2012

Faster website + faster scans = quicker Gmail space cleanups

There's never been a better time to find large attachments in Gmail. The FindBigMail website is now running at least twice as fast and scan speeds are faster too! We're on a new server with roughly ten times the capacity of the old one and far better network connectivity. So, don't be shy! Remember - FindBigMail works on your Google Apps email too.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Finished Testing for Google Apps!

FindBigMail for Google Apps is now officially launched! Ten weeks after our first launch of Find Big Mail for Google Apps, we've helped hundreds of domain admins fix out of space problems with their user's email accounts. With no problems encountered and several rave reviews, we've decided that the beta is over and it's "officially" launched.

You can still try out Find Big Mail for Google Apps with a free one week / 5 scan trial for any domain and we encourage everyone to give us a try before purchasing.

We've introduced three price points for a bulk purchase of scans that are good for an entire year:
  • $19.99 - 10 scans
  • $39.99 - 25 scans
  • $99.99 - 100 scans
We think these provide a good mix of convenience and value for domains of all sizes. If you have other needs, be sure to contact us and we'll work something out.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Undelivered Mail - One Reason To Be Proactive


Sometimes people notice their Gmail account is nearing its storage limit and start looking for solutions.  Other times they wait.  Waiting can turn into a surprise problem. 

If you're almost out of space, receiving one big email with attachments can quickly push your account over its storage limit.  Even if you’re going to pay money and purchase extra storage from Google, you probably don’t want to wait to address this.