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key facts:

Mac OS X v10.6.5 Mail v4.4 Retrieve messages folder in the Mail has the same message over and over again, it's 44.6MB file the computer saves again and again (1547 times) ~ 70GB. Retrieved Messages.mbox is now 99GB

deleting messages doesn't work in the mail program(they never go into the trash, just reappear, real memory goes up to 800-900 MB

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This isn't a programming question, and would get better answers on – Dan J Feb 15 '11 at 19:44

This link should help: Tip: Change Mail settings to save hard drive space

April 15, 2011 4:21 PM PDT Tip: Change Mail settings to save hard drive space by Joe Aimonetti

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And what does the link say? – slhck May 16 '11 at 13:12

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