Here’s a quick tip to clean your small but fast SSD drive: delete unnecessary Apple Mail app attachments. Mail app by default downloads every email and every attachment ever hit you inbox. Let’s clean the hard-drive waste.
1. Make sure you use IMAP
Go to Mail settings by hitting
Cmd + , or via menu:
In Accounts tab, you should see IMAP in account description:
2. Turn-off Automatic Attachment Downloads
3. Delete Old Attachments
WARNING: You should advance only at your own risk. This method works for me, might work for you. Anyway, make sure you have all copies of important messages stored on mail server. Do not advance if you have used POP3 with your account.
In Finder use
Cmd + G to Go to folder and enter
~/Library/Mail/V2 where your Mail app stores emails:
This way you can navigate to a hidden folder. And this is how it might look:
V2 folder you need to faind all folders with name
Attachments by using
Cmd + F or simply by clicking into Search input:
You can limit results to the
V2 subfolder and Kind: Folders to get just the relevant results.
Enjoy regained disk space!