Managing the storage space for an email account

Find out how to manage and optimise an email account storage space

Last updated 17th November 2022


Every OVHcloud email account has a dedicated storage space. By managing your storage space properly, you can avoid it becoming full, also known as “overquota”. By default, the emails you receive and send are stored on the server of your email account. You can also store your emails locally on your computer using an email client (Outlook, macOS Mail, Thunderbird, etc.).

This guide explains how to manage and optimise the storage space of email accounts.


Special cases


Follow our guide Managing the storage space for an email account in the "Hosted email - MX Plan" section.

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