Archiving e-mails in Apple Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cwedl, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. cwedl macrumors 65816

    cwedl

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    Hi, Guys/Gals

    I use apple mail and currently have 29,000 e-mails in there, the problem is I need to access them all the time so deleting is not an option. my mail app is extremely slow, is there a way to speed up the performance of this app.

    Thanks in advance...:D
     
  2. cwedl thread starter macrumors 65816

    cwedl

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  3. Mhaddy macrumors 6502

    Mhaddy

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    Just wanted to chime in and say that the tutorial swiftaw linked to works really, really well. I don't have quite 29,000 emails, but I have a fair share and noticed a big speed boost after optimizing the Envelope index. Great tip!
     
  4. Cavemate K macrumors member

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    I'm kind of new to the Mail experience. What exactly is "archiving?" Thanks.
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    The thread title was misleading. The OP was really looking for a way for speeding up mail when you have a large number of messages.

    Archiving is another word for backing-up. Usually it means transferring some of your old messages to offline storage to free up some space.
     

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