Mail folders taking up a lot of space. How to make smaller?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jbrown, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    #1
    When using Omnidisksweeper to find out what is taking up a lot of storage
    space, it shows my Users>Myname>Library>Mail folder at 24GB.

    If I look further it becomes unintelligible to me :confused:

    So I'd like to find a way to determine which stored emails ( out of thousands ) are taking up the most space - I can then make an informed decision as to which ones to delete.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    You will wreck things if you try to delete from that folder. I would go to the Mail app and make a rule (in Mail preferences) that looks for messages with attachments, then look through those to delete messages with large attachments you don't need.
     
  3. doynton, Jan 19, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2015

    doynton macrumors 6502

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