Removing Gmail Clutter

n8n Jul 3, 2021

I have to admit that I am a bit of a data horder. It is really hard for me to delete something just on the off chance that I might need it later.

Delete that jpg of the logo for the company that went bankrupt 8 years ago? Nope! I might just need that!

But things finally got to the point where I needed to do something with my Gmail account. It was starting to fill up and I realized most of it was either junk, newsletters I will never read, password reset requests, or alerts that a package was delivered January 28, 2007.

But the last thing that I wanted to do was go through all that email, deciding if I wanted it or not. (I know I don't really have an exciting life but it is better than that!) So, I turned to n8n and built a workflow to not only clean out all the garbage from my Gmail, but to also prevent it from becoming a trash heap again!

You can read all about how I did this and build your own Gmail cleaner here:

Cleaning 17 Years of Email
How do you clean up 17 years’ worth of email without losing your mind?



A passionate tech nerd for over 25 years. I consider myself to be a generalist so I know a little about a lot. My latest obsessions: Raspberry Pi computers, ESP32 micro-controllers & n8n automation.

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