4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2011 8:37 PM by imagicaz
imagicaz Level 1 (0 points)

I would like to save storage space, i have mail that are probably few years old with large attachments. I would like to remove it from the server but still be able to keep a copy on my Mac. Is this possible? Even if i Archive the old mail, it will still be in the server right?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), iCloud
  • Harro Jansz Level 1 (40 points)

    If you set up Mail.app on your Mac to receive iCloud mail over POP instead of over IMAP, your Mac will actually download the messages, instead of only reading them from the server. You can then set up Mail.app so that it doesn't automatically delete the downloaded messages from the server, so you can still read those e-mails from your other devices over IMAP. Now, if you use one of said devices (or the iCloud web interface, for that matter) to delete a message, it will still be there on your Mac. But only if you had already downloaded it there, of course.

  • Harro Jansz Level 1 (40 points)

    I just learned that iCloud doesn't support POP anymore, only IMAP. So you're out of luck. I personally think it's completely unacceptable that POP support was dropped, but that's another story. More information in this thread.

  • Julian Wright Level 7 (34,860 points)

    Create local mailboxes on your Mac, and move emails to them.


    See: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4910

  • imagicaz Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh dear, wished i could just hit one "delete" button.... anyways, thanks guys, will definately setup a new mailbox on my mac now!