Mail is creating log files that won't stop growing

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  1. goodwilldrums macrumors regular

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    This is what's happening to me

    The EWSBodyFetch.log file in Library>Containers>com.apple.mail>Data>Library>Logs>Mail grows at about 12 mb per minute and can get really big. I've seen it as large as 80 Gb, I notice my HD space keeps getting smaller and smaller and this file is the reason why.

    Any one else having this problem and/or knows why this is happening?
     
  2. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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  3. goodwilldrums thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've done that a few times and it just comes back again.
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    The contents of the log file, not necessarily its size, are the valuable diagnostic information. There's obviously some message in the log file that is repeating rapidly. What is that message?
     
  5. goodwilldrums thread starter macrumors regular

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    great question
     
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    i can't find any containers folder on my mac
     
  7. goodwilldrums thread starter macrumors regular

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    In Finder can you hold down option and click "Go", then click Library, and go from there.
     
  8. chrfr macrumors 603

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    So, what does the log file say?
     
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    Thanks.
    Just 5,9 Mb for me....
     
  11. goodwilldrums thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nov 3 08:34:43 Mail[308] <Debug>: <MFEWSBackgroundBodyFetchTask: 0x7fe5bd88a280> Got incomplete messages for mailbox URL ews://9825BBE9-B918-425B-86D7-FEE0D07D6F80/CTS. Mandatory bodies to fetch: 0, discretionary bodies to fetch: 0
    Nov 3 08:34:43 Mail[308] <Debug>: <MFEWSBackgroundBodyFetchTask: 0x7fe5bd88a280> Operation ending.
    Nov 3 08:34:43 Mail[308] <Debug>: <MFEWSBackgroundBodyFetchTask: 0x7fe5c04325c0> Need to check for incomplete messages for mailbox URLS: {(
    "ews://9825BBE9-B918-425B-86D7-FEE0D07D6F80/Sent%20Items"


    That gets repeated over and over. Doesn't rule out a single email message. BUT, I did do a lot of email cleansing last night deleting some old and large emails, and I seem to have at the very least slowed down the problem. As that log file is now only 74KB and the entire log folder is 2 MB. I must have had some email or emails that were causing the log to explode.
     
  12. leman macrumors 604

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    Please submit bug report to Apple. No debug loglevel info should be output on a release product. They can fix this quite easily.
     

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