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I’m using an LG Tribute phone (Virgin Mobile service). The default email app installed is synced with my Microsoft Outlook account. I only use this account for ticket confirmations, boarding passes and the like. However, recently I noticed it is taking up the following storage:

Total: 635 MB
App: 24.5 MB
App (SD Card): 0 MB
Data: 610 MB
Data (SD Card): 0 MB

Considering my phone only has 2 GB of storage, the above is a heavy price to pay. When I hit the “Clear Data” button, I get the message “All this app’s data will be deleted permanently. This includes all files, settings, accounts, databases, etc.” I don’t want to delete my account so I was wondering if there is any other way to slim down how much data my Email application is using?

  • You could try to lower the # of days that the app keeps synced (i.e. downloaded on the phone). Try to find if there is such an option in the app settings – user127476 Dec 24 '15 at 17:00
  • Would that prevent my receiving emails immediately? – Dave Dec 24 '15 at 17:52
  • No, it means the app should keep only the last n days of mails on the internal storage. You will receive new mails as always – user127476 Dec 24 '15 at 18:33
  • I chagned the setting from 3 days to 1 day but my data is still showing over 600 MB. There is absolutely no way I have over 600 MB of email accumulated in one day so I assume this is not the way to adjust the data limit. – Dave Dec 24 '15 at 21:10
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Dave, I am using LG nexus. Encountered same problem and concern with yours. Here is what I discover then did: tap "Settings"-"Storage"-"Photos&videos"-"Images"(I've chosen "Photos" app to open images always)-"Assistant"-"Empty your trash-bin". In this last step, you will see some other options that the "Assistant" provided. Choose accordingly. Have a blessed day!

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