I’ve considered posting a question on the forum lately to ask if Mail.app has been slow to load for folks lately because it sure has for me! Then, today I see this and (1) it can’t be right? (2) what the heck? (3) would this explain slow loading?
From time to time it appears that my Apple mail well sometimes decide that it wants to re-download previous IMAP email for no particular reason. Kite slowly during this time. If you open the activity window you can see what is happening.
Although it is odd, I have learned to just let it do it’s thing and then it will be OK for a while.
It’s nine quintillion two hundred twenty-three quadrillion three hundred seventy-two trillion thirty-six billion eight hundred fifty-four million seven hundred seventy-five thousand eight hundred and six.
My GTD Trainer talked about E-Mail processing today, and he said, that processing 20 Mail, within 10 Minutes, would be fast.
a hundred Mails per hour,
800 Mails in a 8Hour-Shift.
2400, if you work 24/7
16.800 per Week
876.000 per year.
So you would be done in a little bit over 10.528.963.512.391 years!
But you have to consider a little lack of sleep on that in between, so…
Just to put that it words, you have over 9 quintillion messages to read. Better get moving. If you read one per second, it will take you roughly 2.922770246x10^11 years to read. Maybe this Mac Power User community will be kind enough to provide a food train for you so you don’t have to take breaks from your computer. Please post your dietary preferences.
Well, I tried several things (rebuilding, reindexing, and Clean My Mac mail speed up things) that didn’t work, but this process has you rename the Mail folder and the mail-related preferences files so that Mail sets them up again and now it’s super zippy. I had to add my accounts again, which was an hours-long to do, but that fixed it.