Achived Mail File Size

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sinktip, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. sinktip macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2011
    How big should an archive be relative to the size of the original mailbox?
    I have just downloaded a 3GB inbox to Mac Mail (snowleopard).
    Archived it is ~113MB. I've never done this before (Mac newb), does that seem right to you?
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 68040


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Are you set to download all messages and attachments in the account settings?
  3. sinktip thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2011
    All the attachments in the messages seem to have been downloaded by Mac Mail. I can open them etc.
    3GB to 113MB seems like very high compression to me.

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