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

    Jun 8, 2008
    Orlando, Fl
    I use 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

    Mar 19, 2008
    North Shore, MA
    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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