Mac Mail V3 storing 100 GB mail in "Drafts Inbox" on hardrive

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  1. 10smom, Oct 14, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2016

    10smom macrumors regular

    10smom

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    Hello, Did a Daisy search to see what was eating up all my Hard drive space and it is the Draft Inbox folder. It is only one of my several .mac email accounts that is doing this.

    1. What caused this?
    2. How do I prevent from happening again
    3. Is it safe to delet the "Drafts INbox" folder that has all these stored email?

    TIA for your Help
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

    BrianBaughn

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    That doesn't sound good but don't delete anything until you've figured this out.

    Do you mean inside the /Users/<you>/Library/Mail/V3/Mailboxes folder?

    I have a Gmail Account, iCloud account and an Exchange account and don't see a "Drafts Inbox" folder anywhere in the entire Mail folder. Is is a "Drafts.mbox"?
     
  3. 10smom thread starter macrumors regular

    10smom

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    yes That is the folder I am talking about. thanks for the help
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Good. What kind of email account is it (Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo, Office 365 etc.) and how is it configured (IMAP, POP or Exchange)?

    In Mail, do you have any mailboxes under the heading "On My Mac"?
     

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