Archiving e-mails in Apple Mail

cwedl

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Jun 5, 2003
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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
 

Mhaddy

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Oct 26, 2005
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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!
 

swiftaw

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Jan 31, 2005
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I'm kind of new to the Mail experience. What exactly is "archiving?" Thanks.
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.