Where is all my email space going?

Sunday, 16 November 2014

⚠️ This is an old post

It's possibly been exported and imported from at least three different blogging platforms over the years. That probably means, at best, there are broken images and links. If the post is technical in nature, any advice is probably out of date and irrelevant. Or it is really old, it was the wafflings of a teenager with too much time on his hands working out what blogging is… If it is the latter I would probably cringe if I re-read it. But it's here because it's part of my past, not my present.

You've been warned! Onwards…

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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