Airmail: Save NOTHING locally?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MSFT, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. MSFT macrumors member

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    I just downloaded Airmail and I love it! However, I do have the 128GB Air and do NOT want to waste space with emails stored locally.

    Is there a way to tell Airmail to save absolutely nothing on my local drive? I.e., I want it to work like how webmail does, where you grab everything off the web and cannot access your email when not connected to the internet.

    Thanks!
     
  2. MSFT thread starter macrumors member

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    Nevermind, I've got it!

    For those who are looking to do the same:

    Under Preferences for each email account you have, hit the "More" tab. Uncheck the two "server sync" choices.

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  3. esskay macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, interesting, thanks for the info, will check it out.
     
  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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  5. MSFT thread starter macrumors member

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    I have two Gmail accounts, and Mail didn't work well with them.

    I splurged for Airmail ( :rolleyes: ) and it's much better, but I am not wild about it. It almost has too many features and nothing is labeled. I still struggle to remember which symbol means "reply" and which means "reply all," for example. Simplicity works for me....

    Best way to find out is to spend the 2 bucks and try it for yourself.
     
  6. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    Wow, thank you so much. I had been searching for a while now trying to figure out how to do this, and Airmail's support is useless as it is community based and the community is small.

    I finally have some breathing room on my SSD :D

    And to the poster asking about why Airmail - precisely for this reason. When using Mail there is no option to use it as a web client - it has to download and index every single email which for me resulted in a nearly 20GB archive between my 4 email accounts. Airmail only kept 5GB, but now it is less than 200MB for some metadata.
     
  7. disco.spider macrumors newbie

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    Search?

    How do you search mail? Does it search the server directly?
     
  8. Thunderboltedge macrumors regular

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    What I hate about MAIL is that any attachment is in the body of the message instead the normal way, that really annoys me.
    It would be good except this, but this is a very remarkable issue for me.

    Still looking for a good mail service in the OS universe....
     
  9. gc916 macrumors regular

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    Try the fix described here.
     
  10. Thunderboltedge macrumors regular

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    Dude, That rocks!!!
    Grande, Thanks so much, so easy and immediate.
     

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