Best e-mail client for 50k+ e-mails?

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  1. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    I have about 50,000 e-mails in Mail and it is starting to get a tad slow to use. Is there a good Mac OS X native e-mail program that can deal with large numbers of e-mails? I don't want anything complex, e-mail is one of those things I just want to setup and forget.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

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    I also need some help with this. I use Mail.app to get all my new emails, but my gmail mailbox online has over 10,000 emails. When I log in sometimes it locks up for a second. This doesn't happen as much on my MBP, but on older PCs that I have to use, sometimes it can be a pain.
     
  3. clevin macrumors G3

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  4. ibricking.com macrumors newbie

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    That software reminds me of my favorite Thunderbird with calendar.
     
  5. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    50,000? In your inbox?

    Maybe I'm a compulsive deleter, I have 20 messages in my inbox, and 400 in all mail.
     
  6. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried to cleanup your mail library I do this from time to time and it does speed it up

    Check it out here (Note the first link to download doesn't work but there is another link just below the picture.

    It is good (business) practice to not delete emails, countless times I have found it invaluable to have an email that I would have otherwise deleted.
     
  8. MacFanBoyIIe macrumors 6502

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    Agreed, but you can do something called "archiving" for those emails that are from 1997!!!!
     
  9. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    The last time I used MS Entourage, it had major crashing problems if you let the database file get to 2 Gb in size.
     
  10. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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  11. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    I would also check and see how much RAM Mail is using when it loads all those emails. Even though you have 2GB, 50,000 emails is ALOT, so you might need an upgrade to 4GB.
     
  12. MacFanBoyIIe macrumors 6502

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    Exactly.

    Like my setup. Here are my archives:

    1) Before dotcom crash
    2) After dotcom crash, but before iPhone (or B.i., as I like to say)
    3) After iPhone (or A.i. :cool::apple: )
     
  13. hodgjy macrumors 6502

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    You could try Balsa Mail. It's originally a unix mail app, but it has been ported to work in X11. Everything I've read about it suggest it is very powerful and stable.
     
  14. erockusa macrumors newbie

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    mailpicker.com

    I use mailpicker.com to manage all my mail in one place.
     

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