[MlMt] Is there a way to not store email locally?

Bill Cole mmlist-20120120 at billmail.scconsult.com
Wed Feb 3 00:04:04 EST 2021

On 2 Feb 2021, at 21:50, Brandon Schneider wrote:

> Hello all,
> While cleaning up my drive, I noticed my MailMate folder has kept 
> every single message that is in my Archive folder in IMAP. Which is 
> about 9 gigs. Is there an option to tell MailMate to *not* download 
> any messages locally like this? Just keep them all in the IMAP server 
> and look them up when needed?


There's not a good way for a mail client to support the search & Smart 
Mailbox features of MailMate without keeping the whole mailstore 

It's a reasonable choice to exclude 
/Users/dad/Library/ApplicationSupport/MailMate/Messages from backups, 
especially for backups like TimeMachine that scan whole directories if 
one item changes.

Bill Cole
bill at scconsult.com or billcole at apache.org
(AKA @grumpybozo and many *@billmail.scconsult.com addresses)
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