Mac Mail hogging on RAM

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by di1in, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. di1in macrumors regular


    Feb 27, 2011
    My system beachballed for the second time this week. So, this time around instead of restarting the system I checked out Activity Monitor to see if I can spot the trouble.

    Mac Mail was eating up 6GB of RAM. Could tell me if there's a solution to this problem - it is definitely not normal is it?

    I also observed that the RAM amount was going on increasing - after free memory was finished it went on to consume the inactive memory as well.

    Please let me know if I can solve this issue.

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    No, not normal. Check to see if there's something in the Outbox trying to send. Also, you might try removing, then re-adding mail accounts. If none of those work, try deleting the /Users/yourusername/Library/Preferences/ file, then relaunching Mail.

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