Airmail: How to not save mail locally? or limit downloading

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  1. applelover4u, May 1, 2015
    Last edited: May 1, 2015

    applelover4u macrumors 6502

    Nov 6, 2012
    I have Airmail installed and it downloaded all of my mail and is saving it locally thus taking up space. How can i change this setting. I already went to more and unchecked the server sync but mail is still saved..

    Or how can i limit the downloading. Looks like an airmail rep told me the only thing to do is limit downloading

    Update: This is what a rep told me to limit downloading

    Going through the account settings (Preferences > Select the account > More) you can limit the amount to download based on time, so instead of downloading ALL emails locally it will only do a batch from the past month etc.
  2. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    In Airmail Preferences for each account you can uncheck the "download message bodies" and "download attachments", both are on the "More" tab in each accounts settings.

    Remember the main purpose of a mail client is to enable offline access, hence they store mail locally to enable that. For truly zero space used, use you mail provider's webmail service.

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