email account minimize local disc space

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

  1. cdembek, Sep 12, 2011
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    cdembek macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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

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

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    Well, because some of us use Gmail in mail.app.

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

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    I don't and won't ever have a Gmail account.
    There you are.
     
  7. daviddth macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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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