Why does my iPad 2 version 7.1.2 show mail usage 1.4 GB when I have only four emails in all boxes? I have erased all mail from my computer mailboxes also...

  • Where is the Usage shown? In iTunes on your Mac? – J.C. Nov 15 '14 at 12:00
  • Did you configure your Mail-Account as an IMAP- or to a POP-Account? – J.C. Nov 15 '14 at 15:52
  • A pop account... – Anna Nov 17 '14 at 8:20

Please check:

  • If you start the Mail.app, you get a list of Shortcuts (in the upper left corner)
  • Below that you should see a list of your accounts. If you click on one of your accounts, you get a list of all your Folders/Mailboxes (i hope i translated it correctly).
  • Check if the Trash-Folder is empty or if there are still Mails marked for deletion.
  • Repeat that for all your Mailaccounts and check other Folders like the 'Draft'-Folder too.

Alternative Option: If you have all Mail-Account Credentials, delete all Accounts and re-create them. Perhaps that will change the Usage. Please check before re-creating them.

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  • Thanks JC, I had already done that...that's why I'm dumbfounded about the 1,4 GB! But thanks for answering – Anna Nov 19 '14 at 7:08
  • Hi Anna. I have added an alternative approach in my answer. – J.C. Nov 19 '14 at 7:26

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