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

10smom

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Mar 26, 2008
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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
 
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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"?
 

10smom

macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 26, 2008
189
6
USA
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"?
yes That is the folder I am talking about. thanks for the help