iCloud full STOPS the mail from working! Over quota idiotic problem.

lifeform

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Hi,

This is the stupidest problem I´ve experience in 2-3 years:

I bought and are paying for a 200 GB iCloud-storage, and then finally nobody can´t send e-mail to my iCloud account because my storage is full??! Everybody that sends e-mail to me now gets: "Over quota"

I just changed from Gmail to iCloud in good belief, but this is one of the most amateur problems I have ever experienced.

Can you please fix this? Or notify Apple about this?
 

Phil A.

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If you have filled your iCloud storage allocation then this will happen (mail storage is shared with everything else); Google is the same with gmail using your google drive storage
 

lifeform

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If you have filled your iCloud storage allocation then this will happen (mail storage is shared with everything else); Google is the same with gmail using your google drive storage

Incredible idiotic system!

So Apple wants our accounts to be BLOCKED down simply just becaue the stupid iCloud-service is filled up?

Get a ****ing grip and fix this, in Steve Jobs-good spirit.
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I'm not really sure what to say! Are you implying that your iCloud storage is not full? What happened 2-3 years ago?
It´s full.
[doublepost=1488310854][/doublepost]Need to be fixed this.... A problem from the 1990/2000´s

I can´t imagine Google also stops mail from being received. Some buffer space here should def. be allowed for the @icloud.com/@me.com-accounts.
 

hallux

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Sorry to say it's working as designed. Your quota is full, that means there is no more space to store data associated with your account. Because email is associated with your account, no more storage means no more space to store email.

Do you expect to get more space for free because you can't manage what you have properly?
 
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lifeform

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Sorry to say it's working as designed. Your quota is full, that means there is no more space to store data associated with your account. Because email is associated with your account, no more storage means no more space to store email.

Do you expect to get more space for free because you can't manage what you have properly?
I espected a more intelligent solution.

Apple should part its Cloud-system from the mail account system.

Steve would demand that to be fixed.

Sucky solution..
 

bcave098

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Consider that for the most part Apple's email services were paid services under Steve Jobs until iCloud was released in 2011 (two months before he resigned). If you're out of storage, delete things. Don't blame Apple because you (1) can't delete data to keep under the 5GB free limit or (2) don't want to buy more storage.

Apple also makes this clear in their support article about iCloud storage and Google very clearly says that the same thing happens when you run out of Google storage.
 
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lifeform

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Thanks for your responds and thoughts on this.

A transitional system where we get a warning that iCloud is full would be very nice. When this old, old dinosaur problem occurs, an alert and warning that people need to delete files would be very very nice.

I will def. not be the first that complains on this.. Apple should be all about brilliant solutions.
 

mollyc

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Are you going to blame Apple if your hard drive gets full too? Same thing. Need more storage? Delete or buy more space.
 

lifeform

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And alert-system and transitional / buffer-solution on this, so the mail actually getting sent ____would___ be nice!.
 

danny_w

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I got frustrated with Apple's ineptness at cloud and mail services years ago and moved to gmail and I've never looked back. Apple has a horrid history in this area I am not going there again.
 
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