Gmail on apple mail taking up space

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  1. cpnotebook80 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a SSD with only 120gb on my mac pro. Just noticed that gmail on my apple mail takes up 27 gb of space. I have had lots of mail over the years and same email address. Gmail online allocates only so much space for me.

    I have other HDD also installed in my system. Just wondering how to get apple mail to detect new location of mail folders if i move my current mail in ssd to one of those drives. I did it once and had some errors so not sure so reverted it back to ssd.
     
  2. cpnotebook80 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    will try this

    http://thenerdnest.com/2012/08/how-to-move-apples-mail-folder-to-an-external-drive.html
     
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    OK i can confirm that the link above works and i got my mail ported over to hdd. I tried the alias method and it didn't work.
     
  5. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    I suppose that it's less useful on a laptop, where you might need your emails out and about.
     

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