I've deleted every E-Mail in my iCloud account. But the storage overview shows me 2,2GB used space for my Mails.

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How can I update the storage overview or delete the iCloud cache for my Mails?

I just have the free version and 2,2GB takes a lot of my space.

  • Did you also empty the Trash?
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Mar 25, 2015 at 17:22

1 Answer 1


I found a solution to my problem. So for future readers:

Mail is caching (Bug?) the storage space in Mail. So after deleting a few thousands E-Mails, the space is still taken.

The solution:

Insert a few E-Mails back in archive. After importing a few E-Mails again, Apple is updating the cache.


  1. Deleting every E-Mail in archive
  2. Spotting that the space is still taken
  3. Insert 3-4 E-Mails back to archive
  4. Waiting until the space is updated (look at iCloud.com)
  5. Deleting the 3-4 E-Mails in archive

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