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

Brandon Schneider me at bschneider.email
Wed Feb 3 16:21:30 EST 2021

Ah that’s unfortunate. Thanks for the information Bill!


On 2 Feb 2021, at 23:04, Bill Cole wrote:

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