mail running slow

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  1. ravikc Guest

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    hey guys..okay so ive been using mail for a while and i only have one acct on there but that acct is connected to like 5 accts so i have a good couple thousand emails in there...i went to go rebuild the mailbox just to help try and speed the app up and b/c it was overdue but mail.app crashed in the middle of that

    now i didnt lose any data but ever since my app has just been running slow..i type an email and halfway thru the sentence the colorwheel shows up...browsing mail same thing..its not crashing just running slower

    any ideas?
     
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    Have you placed your mail in folders, or is it all in the inbox? If not, I would suggest creating folders and using rules to move old (and subsequent new) mail into them.
     
  3. ravikc thread starter Guest

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    yah its all in the inbox

    lemme try splitting them up

    whats the difference between mailbox and smart mailbox?
     
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    Basically a regular mailbox is the same thing as a folder and actually 'contains' the mail that you move there by hand or via rules. A smart mailbox is defined by Apple as follows:

    The is from the Mail help section. I use regular mailboxes. You can find the same concept in iTunes with regular playlists and smart playlists.
     
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    Yes, organize your mail into mailboxes.

    You did not mention what system you are running or how much memory it has. If it's reasonable, then a couple of thousand emails just in the inbox will make it slow.
     
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    Having my mail IMAP is what kills me...
     
  8. ravikc thread starter Guest

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    sorry im running a macpro 2 x 3ghz quad core, 5gb ram, 3 tb space

    a couple thousand shouldnt do anything to that system..but it is

    let me know your thoughts - thanks

    and im running pop3
     

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