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I'm using Apple Mail on Yosemite with my Gmail account(s). At the moment I have around 10 GB (!!) of mail database locally. Is there a way to use iMail so that it does not cache anything? It would then basically only work if there is any internet connection.

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  • That is one of the reasons why I don't use Apple Mail any more. It seems to have no regard for disk space. – bassplayer7 Mar 2 '15 at 13:25
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AFAIK, there is no real possibility to disable the caching on mail.

What you could do is: reduce the IMAP folder size directly in Gmail :

Settings > Forwarding and POP/IMAP > Folder Size Limits > Limit IMAP folders to contain no more than this many messages = 1000

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