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Very Large Mail Logs
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Feb 11, 2016, 07:59 PM
What do you guys make of this? I was poking around a customer's computer, trying to figure out where all her data has gone, because she was using over 100 GB and that seemed like a lot to me. Turns out she has a lot of photos and everything pretty much adds up, except this random 4 GB in this folder. It looks like it's some kind of mail logs, what do you make of this? Those are some gigantic files! I don't even know what the "Containers" folder is all about?

The full path is: ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.mail/Data/Library/Logs/Mail/

Does anyone know what these files are all about? Looking in my own computer, I have about 480 MB of logs in that folder, all zipped. I'm hoping I can just dump the files, at least on her computer.

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Feb 11, 2016, 11:49 PM
They look like mail logs.
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Feb 12, 2016, 01:32 PM
It probably logs everything. Check mail. Get push mail. Ask for retransmit. Sift inbox. Blah, blah, blah. That's the problem with logs: you need to KNOW what you're looking for in most logs, or the volume of "stuff" just overwhelms you.

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