Huge Mail's Library Folder. Any ideas?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macfrik, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. macfrik macrumors 6502

    macfrik

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    Utah
    #1
    I just checked on my library folders. Then I found out that my Mail folder (located above the Mail downloads folder in the library) has huge size, about 4 GB on my MBair. I have been using my Mail since I booted up this Mac. Do you have any idea on how to trim the size of this thing?
    I'm thinking to ditch the Mail.app and use sparrow instead. Any ideas?
     
  2. MacForScience macrumors 6502

    MacForScience

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    Location:
    USA
    #2
    First off 4GB is not that big for a mail folder. Second sparrow won't fix this issue. Third if you are sure all the email you have deleted is really supposed to be deleted if not DO NOT do this:

    Menu: mailbox -> Erase Deleted Messages select for all accounts

    This may trim your mail down.


    Cheers
     
  3. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

    Duff-Man

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    #3
    Duff-Man says....the biggest culprit for the amount of space your mail is using is attachments, and switching mail programs will not help. If you are really concerned about the space, you can either archive some old mail to an external drive (or dvd's) or go through some of your folders and get rid of any large attachments you don't need. Many people are terrible at managing their email - they get a msg with attachments, fwd it on to others and never delete either....it all adds up......oh yeah!
     

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