Mavericks Mail App (Local Storage??)

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by melman101, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Hey All,
    I'm pretty sure in my previous OS X (Mountain Lion) I was able to make sure that Apple Mail didn't download the messages for offline viewing and online showed it on the server.

    I can't find that setting, and with a 128GB SSD, I really don't want it downloading gigs and gigs of mail. So far it ate up 100megs. How can I make sure it doesn't download the mail? One iCloud account, two Gmail accounts.

    Thanks for all your help.

    melman101
     
  2. melman101 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No one uses Mavericks Mail? Any other suggestions instead of using Webmail? I hate when I click a link and then it opens up a mail program. Would love it to go to Gmail on Safari.
     
  3. Fimeg macrumors regular

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  4. melman101 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I am on IMAP :). It sets it up automatically, but yet it still downloads the mail for offline viewing. How can I disable that?
     
  5. melman101 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No one else is having this issue? I really want to use Apple Mail but if I let it download all my mail, it will be a lot of space on my small 128GB SSD.
     
  6. JonDigital macrumors regular

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    I'm having this same issue of tons of OTHER space being used up by Mail. I found disabling the All Mail folder from appearing in IMAP to solve my space issues.

    Did you find another solution?
     
  7. stevemiller macrumors 68000

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    ugh. i am so fed up with apple mail.

    i think this is what you are describing, but i would really like it to behave just like iOS mail in terms of having X most recent messages stored locally, instead of everything. on iOS i can still do a full search on the server in case i need to access older messages as well. its ridiculous that you can't replicate what feels like a much more elegant experience on a desktop.

    webmail isn't ideal because i want to have a common hub for my work and personal accounts, and i don't care to constantly have to switch gmail identities or keep multiple browsers open.

    lastly, apple mail is constantly ******** the bed where it will freeze, fail to load messages, hang on outbox for prolonged periods, etc.

    sigh. how is it that after all this time, email management is still a mess??
     

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