iCloud data management

holty

macrumors newbie
Feb 23, 2007
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Townsville Australia
I am trying to keep under the Apple (Free) 5 GB limit. I am running 10.13.6 on a late 2012 27 inch iMac.
I have only just noticed that I have Mail checked in the iCloud preferences within System Preferences.
Will I loose any kept emails if I now uncheck this option as I have over 3GB showing when looking under the (Manage) button.I have a daily up to date clone for backup purposes.
Thanks for any assistance offered.
 

Cruz3LT

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Jun 24, 2019
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Seattle, Washington
I am trying to keep under the Apple (Free) 5 GB limit. I am running 10.13.6 on a late 2012 27 inch iMac.
I have only just noticed that I have Mail checked in the iCloud preferences within System Preferences.
Will I loose any kept emails if I now uncheck this option as I have over 3GB showing when looking under the (Manage) button.I have a daily up to date clone for backup purposes.
Thanks for any assistance offered.
I understand you wanting to keep it free, but upgrading the storage is fairly cheap.
 

tarsins

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Sep 15, 2009
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Fully agree with the above. 200GB is £2.49 per month here in the UK, about the price of a large Costa coffee.
 

holty

macrumors newbie
Feb 23, 2007
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Townsville Australia
Thanks for the 2 responses, point taken , would love to receive an answer to my question though.Don't really understand iCloud and was interested in the possible outcome of me turning it off. Regards to all.
 
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Cruz3LT

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Jun 24, 2019
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Thanks for the 2 responses, point taken , would love to receive an answer to my question though.Don't really understand iCloud and was interested in the possible outcome of me turning it off. Regards to all.
To answer your question, no you will not lose any of your emails, especially if you can access your account on the web. The iCloud account just keeps a backup of your emails if you were to restore your computer from a backup. Hopefully this response answers your question. I only suggested more storage because of how cheap it is.