Mail Clean up?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Talbot, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. Talbot macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2011
    Hey everyone,

    So I was recently trying to clean up disk space and realize that my mail accounts add up to 8gb of data. Two gmails and one custom url.

    I'm wondering if there is some tool that goes in and removes emails that are useless. Sort of like a disk scanner. But it groups emails. Like groups amazon newsletters and invoices separately.

    I know that you can just search amazon newsletter and that probably does a good job but I don't have the time to go down and make sure a purchase confirmation or password change email isn't included in the hundreds of emails it will probably pick up.

    Anyway thanks in advance!
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    There is no way for software to know what emails you consider to be useless.

    This may help with your efforts to free up space: Freeing up drive space in Mac OS X
  3. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2014
    What might work:

    On the Gmail accounts, you can log in on their webpage and play with the filters. Options for From, Subject, message body, etc. See if patterns that will work, then set up label(s) and filter(s) to organize the emails. Then can select all for a label and delete.

    Then on Mac, go back to Mail and do a Mailbox > Rebuild on the affected mailbox(es).

    But as GGJStudios said, no magic bullet. Will take some effort.
  4. Natzoo macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Not sure where i am
    yeah, also the mail app is kinda buggy.

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