Mail lagging!

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by irock101, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. irock101 macrumors 6502

    irock101

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    Hey,

    I am on 10.8 and got 16GB DDR and an SSD. All my applications are fast but the internal MAIL client is incredibly slow. I got around 7000 messages in it and when i switch my spaces it takes a few seconds for the space with mail to load. After that Mail is unresponsive for another few seconds and totally laggs. Scrolling through emails is extremely slow too.
    Is there any fix? I dont want an alternative mail client, but if i have to go that route please recommend me an adequate alternative.

    Thanks :cool:
     
  2. throttlemeister macrumors 6502a

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    Try typing this in your terminal (exit Mail before!):

    /usr/bin/sqlite3 ~/Library/Mail/Envelope\ Index vacuum

    It cleans up the Mail database. Doesn't delete any of your mail (in case your worry)
     
  3. irock101 thread starter macrumors 6502

    irock101

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  4. martosprint macrumors 6502

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    I don't know if this is the problem but are all those 7,000 emails in your inbox?
    I've always read that one shouldn't keep too many emails in the inbox because that can cause problems. If they are in your inbox you should make a separate folder to store them. One more thing you can try is rebuilding your inbox and other folders also by going clicking on "mailbox" on the menu bar and go down to rebuild at the bottom of the drop down box. It may or not help in your situation, but I thought I would suggest it anyway. 
     
  5. Badrottie Suspended

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    my mail does not lag at all I have more than 21,000+ messages! :apple:
     
  6. irock101 thread starter macrumors 6502

    irock101

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    Nothing helped so far. All other mail clients i saw wont do the trick for me. Sparrow / Postbox.. me no like :rolleyes:
     
  7. satcomer macrumors 603

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    What does Mail's Connection Doctor (in the Mail menu item 'Window') say when it connects to the email sever? Is this email server Google or something else?
     
  8. irock101 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. Hephaestus macrumors 6502

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    Check the memory usage in activity monitor. When the Mail app has been running for a few days, it's eats up a lot of memory and becomes laggy. Just quit the app and reopen it and it should be nice and snappy. Thats my experience anyway.
     
  10. jdran macrumors newbie

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    mine lags and I have 10 mails at the most.. what the hell....
     

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