04/08/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

How Fat Was My Outlook

I woke up this morning and didn't feel quite right. I didn't know what it was, but something was definitely off. Then I logged on and saw what the problem was.

My mailbox is over its size limit again.

"Your mailbox has exceeded one or more size limits set by your administrator," said the message from my administrator. Oh no, I thought. And I'd been trying so hard.

"Your mailbox size is 523334 KB," he continued curtly, and rather churlishly, too, in my opinion. "You will receive a warning when your mailbox reaches 500000 KB.You may not be able to send or receive new mail until you reduce your mailbox size. To make more space available, delete any items that you are no longer using or move them to your personal folder file (.pst). Items in all of your mailbox folders including the Deleted Items and Sent Items folders count against your size limit. You must empty the Deleted Items folder after deleting items or the space will not be freed. See client Help for more information."

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