For many of us, email is a necessary email. Email makes our student and professional lives significantly easier, as a way of sending and sharing information. Often, especially for those in creative professional or knowledge economy roles, we rely on email to communicate professionally and send more complex and detailed information.
Mail downloads, also known as attachments, are a big feature in busy inboxes, either taking up space in the cloud - if you use a cloud-based email client - on your phone, and if you use a desktop-based email client, on your Mac too. Apart from inside your inbox, mail attachments are found in one of two - or both - places within your Mac.
You may also have some on your iPhone or iPad if you have email on another device.
Is Mail using waaaay too much memory? Very bad, Apple. Brian Christmas says:. There is an excellent account of this at the App Factor. Windows 10 setups new Mail app as the default e-mail client. To see a more detailed answer customized for you, type your e-mail address here:. Go to Settings.
Select a message that includes attachments. Look for the Attachment icon next to the sender's name in the message list. In the message, do one of the following: Open an attachment in an app: Double-click the attachment.
Within a Mac OS, those who use Mail can find downloads and attachments in the following folder:. All attachments that you've either opened in Mail or viewed in Quick look gets saved there.
To delete Mail downloads saved in this folder just delete the files you don't need and then close the folder. In some cases, you may have a duplicate of the same downloads in both folders, which means these will be taking up even more space. One way to save space and stop mail download overload is to use an email client that makes it easier to find, organize and delete attachments.
Take Unibox , for example, which groups emails by sender, making it far more intuitive and easy-to-use compared to Mail or other email services. Tech Ease for all your classroom technology needs. How do I set up my email account in Mail? To set up a new email account in Mail, follow these steps: Open Mail by clicking on its icon in the dock.
From the Mail menu, choose Preferences. Click the Accounts button to display the pane.
Enter your name or whatever name you want displayed to the public in the Full Name field. Enter your full email address in the Email Address field. This is the address that will be used when other people reply to your messages.
Use the Mail app to compose, reply to, and sort email on your Mac. menu > System Preferences, click Internet Accounts, then click the type. In Mail on your Mac, add your Internet accounts so you can use them to send on your Mac, you're asked to remove the account in Internet Accounts System.
With POP, messages are download to your computer when you check your mail and are then removed from the server. This is for users who already access their email using Mail for Mac.
If you need help setting up your emails with Mail for Mac, take a look at this guide. Once Mail has loaded, click on "Mailbox" in the top toolbar and select "New Mailbox". In the box that appears, choose "On my Mac" as the location.