Address book causes spinning beach ball

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by EGS1550, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. EGS1550 macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2012
    Whenever I add a contact list from Apple Mail I get the spinning beach ball and cannot do anything while this is going on and this can last up to 1 minute

    Apple PowerMac 1,1 2x2.66, 7gb ram using OS 10.6.6 1TB hard drive with 750gb free

    My address book does contain 2500 entries. Can that be the problem? No other program hangs up my Mac like this

    VM Size 272GB
    Page ins 41.76gb
    Page outs 11.5gb
    Swap 11.98
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Download the easy to use free application SpeeMail. Just make sure you have Mail quitted. This will reindex you mailboxes kind of like "Archive" in Windows. Just let the index run for a while before you use mail again.

    One warning: This will erase email's sitting in the Inbox but not the 'Saved on My Mac' boxes. Those boxes will be archived.

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