The Mail app on your Mac by default will download all attachments of the emails you receive, which absolutely takes a large amount of your Mac’s storage space. There was a way in the past that could stop the Mail app from downloading all attachments, but it still downloads attachments when you open. And time to time, several gigabytes of storage space are still eaten up if you aren’t careful. So in this post, we’ll show you how to delete old email attachments on your Mac to free up space the storage.
Before getting started you should note that this method is virtually risk free, so it will not delete attachments you have yourself saved on a specific folder. The process only delete attachments that are automatically downloaded. Most of these files obviously come with attachments such as PDFs, audio files, and images files.
Steps to delete old attachments downloaded
You simply follow these instructions to delete old email attachments on your Mac
- First, launch a Finder
- In the Search bar, enter Mail Downloadsand hit Enter. Alternatively, you can manually navigate to the following folder:
If you want to know your personal information, you simply right-click on the folder and check the amount of storage space it is taking.
- Next, go to the Mail Downloads
- Choose all sub folders in the Mail Downloads folder and deleteall of them.
Depending on how long you’ve used your Mac, you can bring multiple gigabytes of storage space back by deleting unneeded files. Doing these steps should help regain a lot of space on your Mac.
That’s step-by-step guide to help you delete old attachments downloaded by the Mail app on your Mac. Share your thoughts with us in the comment below.