Where is my MAIL stored?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Geefiasco, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Geefiasco macrumors member

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    I use Mail on my iPhone with my gmail.com account.

    I just wondered where is my mail stored on the iPhone once Mail checks and downloads new emails?
     
  2. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    I am pretty sure that it is stored in a MySQL Lite DB. Not a whole lot is stored as separate files on the iPhone. Then again, it could save them as individual files.
     
  3. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Are you wanting to know the directory for SSHing?
     
  4. Geefiasco thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I wouldn't mind know that.

    I just curious about how much space my emails were taking up on my iPhone, as some of the emails I have are quite big in file size (attachments etc.)
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/7A259g Safari/525.20)

    Attacments don't get downloaded unless you click on them. So someone can send you a 100mb file and the mail app won't care unless you explicitly open it from the phone, at least with IMAP. The email is stored in a database but not sure where it keeps fetched attachments. Probably a system folder?
     
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