email account minimize local disc space

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by cdembek, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. cdembek, Sep 12, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2011

    cdembek macrumors regular

    May 14, 2008
    Trying to avoid consuming a good about of drive space from having locally stored email, however at the same time I need to locally store email. Is there any tips regarding not syncing emails older then 9 months old or best practices for locally stored email with the MBA?
  2. daviddth macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2009
    OK I do similar things on my PC, so I guess you could with the air too. I have 4 email accounts set up - 3 are IMAP, so download nothing to the PC in terms of permanent files, BUT the 4th is a POP account (my ISP). On that I have created a number of sub directories and as I want to store stuff locally & remove it from the IMAP server, I drag & drop to there

    I have not used Mail on OSX, only Outlook on a PC, but I'm sure something similar can be set up.
  3. sloan47 macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2011
    The easiest solution for me was to just use Gmail via the browser.
  4. rosemary1 macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2011
    I honestly don't understand why people use anything other than Gmail.
  5. sputn1k macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2011
    Well, because some of us use Gmail in

    I honestly don't understand why people think their preference should be everyone's, it's a reasonable question.
  6. tigres macrumors 68040


    Aug 31, 2007
    Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits
    I don't and won't ever have a Gmail account.
    There you are.
  7. daviddth macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2009
    5 domains, each with a number of totally seperate email accounts. All controlled by ME, not some other company who could be doing anything with the data that goes through the acccount.

    I dont use any free email accounts at all for a reason...
  8. altecXP macrumors 65816

    Aug 3, 2009
    Because it's Google. Do you really want an advertising company having all your email, searches, social messages, voice conversations, ect?

    And yes, Google is an ad company.

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