Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2013 9:34 AM (in response to sawxray)
In the menu bar at the top of the screen, with Mail active, choose
Mailbox > Erase Deleted Items > In All accounts...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2013 10:32 AM (in response to softwater)
Thanks for the suggestion.
I had tried this, and my downloads folder is still the same.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2013 7:14 PM (in response to sawxray)
....my downloads folder is still the same.
Now I'm confused. Which folder exactly are we talking about? What's the path?
(You can find the path by right- clicking on the folder and choosing 'Get Info'. The path is given under 'Where:' You can highlight and copy/paste that line).
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2013 11:36 PM (in response to softwater)
As far as I know, this is the new downloads folder for Mountain Lion. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
This is the folder that has about 500 MB of files.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2013 12:54 AM (in response to sawxray)
OK, just to avoid confusion. The Downloads folder for Mountain Lion is ~/Downloads (i.e, it's in your Home folder and is the folder where Finder, your browsers, Bluetooth and assorted other services dump downloads). What you've linked to is specific to Mail.
You must be careful about messing around in that folder or you're going to bust your system. Before doing anything, ensure you have a current Time Machine or other backup.
Inside ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.mail/Data/Library, there is another folder called 'Mail Downloads'. If you wish, you can delete or move the contents of that folder, though this may produce error messages when you click on messages that look for an attachment that the message thinks is there.
Do not touch anything else in the /Data/Library/ folder.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 9:53 PM (in response to softwater)
Thanks for the reply, again.
I am aware that I can remove items from this folder. My question revolves around the ongoing accumulation of files in this folder. If I am removing attachments from email messages, I don't want to have to also go through this folder and delete files.
Is there a setting so that Mail deletes these files if I am removing them from email messages, so I don't keep accumulating 500 MB of old and unwanted files?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2013 9:43 AM (in response to sawxray)
How are you "removing attachments from email messages", exactly?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2013 8:00 AM (in response to sawxray)
I am also curious about something. In previous versions of Mail I was able to remove attachments from my Sent messages. I am no longer able to find a way to do this. Selecting a message I've sent and then going to the Messages menu, the Remove Attachment menu item is greyed out.
This is a problem because I send a lot of attachments, but I like to save my sent messages and don't want to save the attachments with them, as that takes up hard drive space.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2013 1:54 AM (in response to 444zim444)
This article might help. http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20130515071439989