How to fix storage limit issues in Hotmail?

Microsoft offers 15 GB of email storage space per free Hotmail (Outlook.com) account. Meanwhile, the paid users (subscribers) get 50 GB of space.

See how much storage space you have used

1. Click on the Settings gear icon in the top right corner of the page.

2. Scroll down when the drop-down appears and select View full settings.

3. Select General in the left pane. Then click on Storage in the middle pane to see how much space you’ve used.

Free up your storage

There are several ways to free up storage in Outlook.com.

Remove junk emails

  1. In Outlook.com, go to Mail. For the head Folder in the left pane, click on Junk Mail. To this point, check Junk Mail in the middle pane and click the Delete button on top of the page. Or simply click on Delete all on top of the page to remove all junk messages.

    Remove junk emails in Hotmail

  2. Right click on the message and select Delete in the drop-down to delete each one.

Delete unwanted emails in Inbox

  1. For the head Folder in the left pane, click on Inbox.

  2. To sweep your inbox, choose the message you want to sweep and select Sweep.

    Delete unwanted emails in Hotmail Inbox

    Sweep allows you to quickly remove unwanted email from your inbox or archive folders. More specifically, it lets you delete all messages or even any sender messages from a sender, keep the latest messages and delete the rest in Inbox folder and always delete messages older than 10 days in Inbox folder.

Save attachments to OneDrive

  1. At the top of your messages list in your inbox, click on Filter, select Sort by in the drop-down and then click size to put the largest email on top.

    Save attachments to OneDrive in Hotmail

  2. Choose the message containing the attachment that you want to upload to OneDrive.

    Click on Save to OneDrive under the attachment.

    How to save attachments to OneDrive

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