Office 365 - Mailbox Quota

By default, all accounts in Office 365 have 50 GB of storage. This document explains how to view the amount of space left within your account.

For information on other limits, see Office 365 - What are the limitations for message size, recipient number, and mailbox storage?.

Note for administrators: Some administrative functions in Office 365 require administrators to access a user's account via Outlook on the web, which requires the user to grant the administrator full mailbox permissions. Once the administrator has full mailbox permissions, they can follow these instructions to access the user's account.

View Available Space

Outlook on the web

  1. Log into Outlook on the web
  2. Click the gear icon gear/settings _icon > Options > Other.
  3. Click Go to the earlier version.
  4. Select Account, then My Account.
  5. Within the Mailbox Usage section, you will see the amount of space your mailbox is currently using and at which point will your account stop sending/receiving mail.

Outlook 2013/2010

Important: By February 2017, Microsoft will no longer push any updates to Office 2013 suite of applications. Please see the following document for further details: Office 365 - Microsoft Office 2013 path to retirement.

Note: These steps assume you are connected to your Office 365 account via Exchange. By default, this feature is turned off.

  1. Start Outlook.
  2. Right-click anywhere on the bottom Outlook bar.
  3. Click on the first option "Quota Information" and you will see that it switches to the "On" mode.
  4. You can now see the amount of free space left and the number of items you have in each folder, in the bottom left hand corner of the Outlook bar.

Outlook 2011

Note: These steps assume you are connected to your Office 365 account via Exchange.

  1. Start Outlook.
  2. Right-click on the account name within your mail folder listing and select Folder Properties from the sub-menu.
  3. Click Storage from within "Folder Properties" screen.
  4. Depending on the number of objects (mail folders, calendar items, contacts, and tasks) you have in your account, it can take minutes for this information to be retrieved.



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Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2014-01-15 11:23 CSTUpdated:2016-08-23 09:35 CST
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