Simple Apple Mail Question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nickyj182, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. nickyj182 macrumors regular


    Feb 12, 2002
    Morehead, KY
    My brother sent me a huge final via email. Unfortunately it will take several hours via my connection to receive said email. Are there ways around this? I am using the Mail application. I would like to someone get around this email without having to download it.

  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    If you email provider has a webmail client, then ...:
    • ... you can login to your account via webmail.
    • Create a new folder.
    • Move the huge message to a new folder.
    • Go to another computer with a faster connection.
    • Login to your account via webmail.
    • Download your huge message.
    • Move the server copy to the trash and empty the trash.
  3. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    In Mail, you can specify not to download large messages (until you give the ok):

    Open Mail Preferences.

    Click Accounts.

    Select your account.

    Select the Advanced tab.

    Enter a value in the "Prompt me to skip messages over..." box (I used something like 128KB when I had this enabled I think, but really very few messages without attachments are over 12KB or so).

    Close Preferences (don't forget to click Save).

    Now, Mail should ask you if you want to download the message in full, and if you say no, it will simply wait on the server until you're prepared to download it. When that time comes, I think you can just click Get Mail and it will ask again.


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