How To Delete Mail Storage On Mac

If you are searching for easy and effective ways to clean your Mac Mail storage to make your mailbox clean and organized, this guide is right for you. From this article, you will learn how to delete mail storage on Mac, other storage optimization tips, and how Clean Email inbox cleaner can help to free up storage space.

How to Clear Mail Storage on Mac

Mail storage is consumed by various attachments that come with your emails. These attachments range from sent documents and other files to signatures from subscribed company newsletters. Once you open an attachment on your Mac, it automatically gets downloaded on your computer. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to delete mail storage on Mac.

How to Change Default Mail App on Mac

Here is how to change default mail app on Mac:

  1. Launch the application.
  2. Choose Preferences from the Mail menu.
  3. How to change Default mail app on Mac
  4. Select General.
  5. Choose your preferred email application from the Default email reader pop-up menu.
  6. Choose your preferred email application

How to Stop Mail App From Popping Up on Mac

Some users complain that their Mac email app keeps popping up on split screens. This can be a daunting experience. Here is how to stop the app from popping up:

  1. Launch the application.
  2. From the menu bar select Mail and Preferences...
  3. How to stop Mail App from popping up on Mac
  4. Click the General tab.
  5. Deselect the Prefer opening messages in Split View when in full screen box and you are done.
  6. Prefer opening messages in split view when in full screen

How to Delete Mail App on Mac

The mail app on Mac is a system application that makes it near impossible to be deleted for a non-tech-savvy user. However, it is not impossible. You can use a third-party app, or do it manually. The former will save you time and stress.

How to delete Mail app on Mac using third-party apps

There is quite a number of third-party apps out there. Trust, however, is what you should always look out for when looking for one to use, as your privacy can be compromised by using the wrong app. Mac Cleaner is quite common among Mac users and offers this service. Simply proceed to their website and follow their instructions.

How to delete Mail app on Mac manually

It is a tedious process, and as such should only be your last resort. Here are the detailed instructions:

Step 1: disable the system integrity protection (SIP). This is a mechanism enabled with versions macOS 10.12 and above - it makes it impossible for users to remove any system application on your Mac. To disable, follow the steps below:

  1. Enter Recovery Mode.
  2. Click the Utilities and head to the Terminal.
  3. Type the code: csrutil disable into the Terminal and press your Enter key.

This should disable the SIP. You can safely restart your computer, and proceed to the next step.

Step 2:

  1. Boot your Mac.
  2. Sign in as the administrator.
  3. Launch the Terminal.
  4. Type the code: cd/Applications/ in the Terminal and press Enter. This will show you a directory of applications.
  5. Type the code: sudo rm –rf and press Enter.

This will successfully remove the app from your computer. Once done, proceed to re-enable the SIP by reverse-engineering the steps on step 1.

How To Delete Mail Storage On Mac Using Clean Email App

Clean Email is a Google verified third-party app that takes away the stress of having to manually clean your Mac Mail storage. Some of its features include:

How to Clear Mail Storage on Mac - FAQs

Does mail take up storage on Mac?

Yes. Mail chops up a considerable amount of storage from your Mac. The amount of space it can take up depends entirely on the type and number of emails you receive. If you are subscribed to a bunch of newsletters, then it becomes considerably large. Also, the size of the attachment that accompanies the messages you receive can also affect the chopped up storage.

Why does mail take up so much storage on Mac?

Whenever you receive an attachment through email, it is automatically saved on your Mac when you open it. This attachment can be documents, video files, and even the logo and signature images attached to marketing newsletters.

Can I delete the mail app on my Mac?

Ideally, Apple doesn't allow you to delete the Mail app. However, you can either use a third-party app to have it uninstalled, or do so by disabling the system integrity protection. Refer to the article to learn how.

How do I permanently delete mail from my Mac?

You can permanently delete mail from your Mac directly from your mailbox. Either by using the Clean Email inbox cleaner or doing so manually. Simply, select the messages you want to delete and trash. Afterward, click on the trash folder and select Empty trash.

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