Where is all my email space going?

Sunday, 16 November 2014

It has been a long while since I have had to worry about how much space I have for emails thanks to Gmail giving me a lot of free space. However that isn’t the same for everyone; many people will still have restrictions on how much space on the email server they can take up. When setting up email accounts for clients using my web server I normally set the cap at about 1Gb.

I’ve had a couple of emails recently telling me that a few of these people are rapidly approaching their limit, which was then followed up by a couple of emails from the client saying “help, I don’t know where all these emails are”.

A little bit of research told me that Apple Mail could quite easily solve this quandary for me:

  1. Set up the email account in Apple Mail
  2. Right click ‘Inbox’ and select ‘Account Info’
  3. Read the graph!

In my case all the space is been eaten by sent emails. Useful to know!

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