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

    Jul 14, 2008
    Arizona, USA
    Whenever I double click an attachment in Mail a copy of that file gets saved in ~/Library/Containers/ 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?


    ... 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

    Nov 6, 2008
    Yep - that solution works. You can also always use Automator or Applescript to do something similar but with more control.

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