Mail: Can I prevent that attachments get saved to my hard disk?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by desertman, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. desertman macrumors 6502a

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    Whenever I double click an attachment in Mail a copy of that file gets saved in ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.mail/Data/Library/Mail Downloads.

    Is there any way to prevent Mail from doing this, or is there at least a way to change the location to a different folder?

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    ... found the answer myself:

    I changed in the "General" Mail preferences the setting for "Remove unedited downloads" from "After Message is Deleted" to "When Mail Quits". Now Mail still puts first a copy into the "Mail Downloads" folder but deletes it as soon as I quit Mail. That's good enough for me.
     
  2. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Yep - that solution works. You can also always use Automator or Applescript to do something similar but with more control.
     

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