Macbook downloaded all email attachments? Help!

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  1. ajax88 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    I recently got a new Macbook Pro 15 and love it. I recently went to "all images" in my hard drive and realized that my laptop took every single email attachment from my email (this includes videos, pictures, and documents) and put it on my hard drive. I had over 3500 pictures I didn't want! Why did it do this and how do I ensure that it doesn't happen again?)
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    When you download email, it downloads the attachments as well. If it didn't, you wouldn't be able to read your email or view the attachments when you're not online. It has to store those things somewhere! If you don't want to be able to view emails and/or attachments offline, you can change it in:
    Mail > Preferences > Accounts > your account > Advanced:
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  3. ajax88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You make a good point! So, when I deleted all of those pictures I didn't want, did that ruin any of my emails?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, it just means you won't be able to open those emails and view the attachments offline.
     
  5. ajax88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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