This is my first post, so please excuse/advise if I have started this thread in the wrong place. I have recently got a new iMac and am intent on keeping it shipshape unlike my macbook pro which is horrendously clogged with files. I was battling with whether to even use the Mail app or just go on gmail, but the temptation to use the new Lion apps made me cave. However to keep to my intentions I didn't want thousands of messages being saved locally (however small they are) so in preferences selected "Don't keep copies of any messages" in which a dialog box comes up saying that it means I won't be able to search or view mail offline. The latter point is understandable, but I'm wondering if there is any walk around to still be able to search, as it's one of the prime functions I find. For example even with the iPhone, you're able to connect and search the whole server where necessary. Please share if you have any tips on this, or even just the damning reality that this is not possible. Thanks!