Mail taking up 200gb

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  1. MickeyMac34 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I noticed that Mail is taking up almost half of my hard drive. Can someone please help me work through how to reduce the size? I understand it is probably old attachments, is there a way to delete these post a certain time period?

    Also, can someone help me send all downloaded attachments to one folder? I'd like to send them to a dropbox folder so that I can then sync easily with iPad (given the iPad app doesn't download automatically without opening the email.

    Thanks very much!

    M
     
  2. MickeyMac34 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, thanks for the response, really appreciate it. Can I ask though, is it not possible to maybe have settings to automatically do this? Ie remove downloaded attachments post, say, 6 months? I travel a lot so having the attachments download automatically is important when I can’t be on WiFi, but surely there must be some setting to allow the computer to automatically take old ones off the computer.

    Thanks very much!

    M
     
  3. rhett7660 macrumors G5

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    I am sure others will chime in, but you could probably create a "automator" task and have it run when you log on or when you have been on the computer for so long. I have not done this, but it seems like this would be a perfect case for it.
     
  4. MickeyMac34 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So interestingly, I followed the instructions in the link above, deleting the contents of the Mail Downloads folder....made no difference! So what can I do??
     
  5. Ifti macrumors 68020

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    I usually use Onyx to clean my system every now and then - Im pretty sure it also cleans mail downloads etc too....
     
  6. tosbsas macrumors 6502a

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    I am Kind of scared to use it, cause there is little info about what it is deleting

    Mail cleanup and than cleanup trash saved me 300 mb
     
  7. Ifti macrumors 68020

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    Ive been using Onyx for years - no issue at all.
     
  8. MickeyMac34 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But surely there must be some way to do this without the need for external software no??
     

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