Mail app hogging resources

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Morod, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Morod macrumors 68000

    Morod

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    Mail app is using 3GB of memory and 85%-95% of the processes are Mail. It won't quit nice, it has to be force quit every time. It seems to be hung up on updating the "Sent" mail; the spinning gear next to it never stops.
    I've checked its preferences and everything looks good.
    If I delete Mail from my Apps, is there someplace I can re-download it? At Apple? Off my SL install disk? I am clueless here.
     
  2. mheidt macrumors member

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    Look in your users /Library/Mail folder.
    The /Application/Mail is not the issue and hasn't not to be reinstalled.

    Did you try to send a big file?
     
  3. Morod thread starter macrumors 68000

    Morod

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    No big files sent at all.
    This problem started recently when I created a new account and transferred all my data from the old account over.
     
  4. mheidt macrumors member

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    I would move all account related files out of /Library/Mail and start Mail again.
    If everything is fine then, the bug is in the account.
    Then I would create a new one and carefully import my backed up archive folders. By carefully I mean one by one.
     
  5. Morod thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I took the files out. Mail still didn't cooperate.
    I may let it run overnight tonight and see if it completes any tasks it is trying to do.
     

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