Apple Mail: User/Library/Mail 75GB Folder!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 11201ny, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. 11201ny macrumors member

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    Why is my User/Library/Mail folder 75GB?

    6 imap email accounts (5 are gmail).
    The Mail Downloads folder is only 150mb give or take.
    I delete email all the time.

    If it's the case where email is being locally stored, can I delete ONLY the local versions?

    Thanks.
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

    BrianBaughn

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    Sounds screwy for sure. What version of macOS...and who is hosting the email accounts?

    Do you have any "On my Mac" folders?
     
  3. 11201ny thread starter macrumors member

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    macOS 10.13.3
    5 of 6 accounts are Gmail
    Not on the Mac in question.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    I've seen similar problems fixed by starting over with Mail accounts...Internet Accounts to be more specific. Deleting the Internet Accounts in System Preferences, deleting everything in that ~/Library/Mail folder and then re-adding the accounts.

    That's drastic and really a pain for 6 accounts. Everything has to re-sync! Hopefully, someone has an easier solution.
     
  5. 11201ny thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Brian, this is pretty much where I'm at as well. I was hoping someone had a magic solution ;)
     

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