Stopping mail from storing copies of attachments sent on my HD??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Caralvarez24, May 24, 2009.

  1. Caralvarez24 macrumors regular

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    Orlando, Fl
    #1
    I use mail.app with my Gmail account using IMAP. I found yesterday, while searching for a file, that there is a folder on my HD that has a copy of every attachment I have sent through my gmail account using Mail. When I deleted all these files I got back nearly 2GB of space. How do I keep Mail from copying all the files into that folder? It seems so redundant to do that considering almost all files I email to someone will be stored on my computer anyway. Thank you for any and all help you can provide on this.
     
  2. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

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    North Shore, MA
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    Try going to "Mail -> Preferences -> Accounts", click the advanced tab and, where it says "Keep copies of messages for offline viewing:", change the option to either "All messages, but omit attachements" or "Only messages I've read".
     

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