Mac Mail Download Question

I use Mac Mail for email. Whenever I get an email with an attachment, I save the attachment to my desktop and file it with the job or some other place that makes sense. The other day, I was searching for an old file on my archive drive and accidentally searched the archive drive and my computer’s internal hard drive. That’s when I discovered this Mail Downloads folder that’s chocked full of old files and taking up quite a bit of space on my hard drive. If the files are all stored somewhere else, I have a hard time seeing a reason I couldn’t delete the contents of the Mail Downloads folder but leave the actual folder in place. Does anyone know of a reason not to do this? Thanks.

A couple of Internet searched turned up some blog sorts of posts with exactly that advice: find the mail download folder and remove whatever content isn’t needed.

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