How to delete mail from mac but NOT from gmail server?

Hi I have around 6GB of space used up by the mail app. I never really use it anymore though, favouring the gmail website. I can't work out how to clear out the mail app and free up that space, without also deleting the emails from the gmail server. Can anybody help?

Hello Jhughes1986,
If you are not using the mail account in the Mail app, then remove it from Mail. When in Mail, go to the drop down menu Mail > Preferences, select the Account tab, select your Gmail account and then hit the Minus ( - ) button towards the bottom to remove the account. 
Mail (Mavericks): Remove mail accounts
-Norm G. 

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