Running Out of Space on GMail, Now What?

I have a personal account that’s running out of space (mostly due to family members emailing huge pictures). I plan to move those all to Flickr, but in the mean time, what will happen when my GMail account runs out of space?

I’ve heard anecdotal evidence that “nothing happens” and things continue to work as expected. If that’s the case, awesome; but if, say, I stop receiving emails, that could be seriously catastrophic.


If you approach your storage limit, the quota indicator will change from green to red. If you go over your limit, incoming messages to your account will be returned to the sender.

From the Gmail help page on storage limit.

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