IMAP reports 1GB useage in Mail, folder takes up 5.5GB

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Xenoit, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Xenoit macrumors newbie

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    The title basically says it all. This is my first post, and I am pretty much a mac noob. I noticed that I was getting lowish on space, and noticed that the folder for my IMAP gmail account was taking up a lot more space then I thought it should. I've got a screen shot, but don't know how to post it at the moment. (I lack a free hosting account =D)

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Nebrie macrumors 6502a

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    Try selecting the mailbox then going to Mailbox > Rebuild and see if that works.
     
  3. clevin macrumors G3

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    IMAP shouldn't take much space at all.. I feels like I said this a lot recently, but it might be a good idea to file a bug report to apple so next version would be better.
     
  4. Xenoit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    I will try rebuilding again, almost every other time I open my mail, it says that one of my Mailboxes has an issue, and I get the option to quit, or quit and rebuild. I have rebuilt my mailbox four or five times now though.

    An error report has been sent to Apple.

    Thanks for the suggestions guys!
     
  5. Xenoit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Looks like Gmail's labels, and IMAP setup differ from the mail apps a little, basically using the IMAP google lab, you can tell gmail to only show certain folders. Also, I checked googles recommended mail settings and changed those to match. Seems like I shoulda just done so in the first place!

    Hope my idiocy helps others at least lol
     

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