Memory Leak in Mail?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by c84216, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. c84216 macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2006
    Hey. I'm curious if anyone has experienced a memory leak in Mail?

    I leave it open all the time so it will check my e-mail constantly over my IMAP accounts. My computer was last restarted--so so was mail, earlier in the day. I opened up activity monitor and saw it hogging an insane 300 mb of RAM. After I closed the program and restarted it, it is down to using a much more reasonable 32 mb.

    Is this something that is normal with incoming e-mails or is this a problem people have had with the program (or am I the only one and going crazy ;-) :p)
  2. logana macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    think you might be the only - habe been using mail all day - 3 mail accounts, checking every 5 minutes - ram - just over 63.29MB according to Activity Monitor
  3. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 20, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    This is one of the things that 10.5.3 update will fix, according to the news about it. It's out to the Beta testers now, they say it should be released for download in April or so.
  4. Greenbird600 macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2008
    Yeah your right its not just you, i've been noticing my system lagging out lately so i checked activity monitor and mail using up 900 mb of ram was the problem.
  5. Blubbert macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2006
    I noticed that the increased memory usage is preceded by a high processor usage by Mail. Still, i cant really figure out what makes mail act up, it just happens randomly.
  6. Rootus macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2008
    Portland, OR
    Whatever causes this, it doesn't seem to be fixed. I'm running 10.5.4 and I just had to kill Mail off because it was using 1GB of active memory. If I want to leave it running, my box will stay up for about 48 hours before rebooting due to memory exhaustion. Maybe if I double the RAM to 8GB I could get a few more days ;).
  7. Am3822 macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2006
    Groningen, The Netherlands
    I'm using 10.5.6 and I've just noticed that consumed 847M of real memory before I shut it down. My uptime is 12 days.

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