My email+messaging data is showing above 250 MB in Storage sense. I couldn't find any way to clean up the data. Is there any way? Deleting the messages from the email client doesn't affecting the data size.

  • Are you considering the SMS messages sent/received too? This calculation on storage sense is the sum of email + SMS messages.
    – user9605
    Dec 10 '14 at 11:03

In your email account settings you can choose for how long you want to keep your mails on your device. Change that to a lower value to get back some space. When you delete your mails make sure you also clear the deleted mails folder. Also, a single mail might be too small to be noticed by storage sense.

  • I cannot find any option for that in email account settings in my Lumia. I have 4 email clients added to my Phone including Outlook.
    – Dan
    Dec 11 '14 at 8:13
  • @PraisonDaniGeorge In the mail app's settings, tap on "sync settings" and find the "Download email from" option.
    – Indrek
    Dec 11 '14 at 13:45
  • But that option is only for getting the mails right? I want to remove them. But I couldn't find any options to remove those. @Thomas From where could I choose for how long to keep mails in the device?
    – Dan
    Dec 12 '14 at 9:40
  • If you set the duration like Indrek said older mails will be removed from your phone automatically.
    – Thomas
    Dec 12 '14 at 15:03
  • I already set to the lowest possible number of days, but still showing more than 250 MB data. Is they including the data of People app in email+messaging in Storage Sense?
    – Dan
    Dec 12 '14 at 16:15

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