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    guppy1026 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok, I've been getting low on space warnings for quite some time on this Eris Driod phone. I consistently run at 17M or below. I'm confused.

    I only have installed 9.52M of third party programs. 8 programs.
    I have cleared all my cache, including the browser.
    I have cleared my text messages.
    I have three email accounts. One is a POP3 (Verizon email) the other two are IMAP (work and Gmail)
    The emails are set to scan every hour and do 3 day download.
    I save all my email attachments to external storage.
    I have cleared all inbox, drafts, sents and trash emails on the phone. Along with deleting the externally saved attachments.

    Here is the kicker, when I go into Manage Apps, Mail is listed as the greatest user of memory at 117M, all of it is in data, none in cache.
    What is going on with this? I'm sure if I clear data I will lose all of my setups, but why am I at 117M in email data? and only 17M of usable memory left?
     

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    In your settings for each of your accounts, what do you have set for "mail size limits"? It sounds as if you have it set to no limit, so all of your mail messages are coming in with all attachments, etc.

    I've used the mail app in the past, but these days use only the gmail app, but I recall that there was that setting to limit the size of the download for each message.
     
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    guppy1026 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    What size do you have it set at?

    I copied all my email setup information and deleted 117M of email data, now I have 134M of available space. I've restarted my phone and have re-setup my three emails with 1 hour scan and 3 day download, externally saved attachments and I'm at 133M of available space, and Mail is now taking 1.9M with the three emails. We'll see if this goes up. I would think all emails on the phone would be cache, not data? My thought is download size shouldn't matter, if it resides in cache and the downloads go to external storage. Is my thinking wrong?
     
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    Again, I do not use mail, but from when I did, I do not recall a setting to have attachments store on the SD card. I know that you can COPY attachments to SD, but that's copy, not move.

    I'd say that your e-mail is data, not cached information, so that makes sense to me that it is stored that way.
     
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    guppy1026 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've had my phone set up to save attachments to my SD card ever since I set up my email accounts on it, so I don't think that was the problem. I've always deleted the emails and emptied the trash on the POP account. I think it somehow bugged out. I started with all three accounts as POP's and found out later I could use IMAP on the work and gmail accounts, so instead of deleting them, I simply changed them from POP's to IMAP's. Verizon don't give you that option. Maybe by converting them, somehow the phine got stuck adding data to the old POP's. By deleting them and starting fresh it undid whatever was done. If that maks sense? So far the amount of memory is holding.
     

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