“Apple’s Mail application is one of the best email clients around for Mac OS X,” The Maintain Blog writes. “Why is it so good? Well, it is free, comes with every Mac and supports almost all types of email accounts so if you haven’t tried it check it out!”
The Maintain Blog writes, “That said, it can always be improved a little. In particular you might notice that it slows down over time, especially if you have large mailboxes and lots of contacts so let’s have a look at how we can speed it up a bit.”
• Slim down your mailboxes
• Rebuild your mailbox
• Clean your previous recipients list
• Remove unused RSS feeds
Full article here.
Dan Warne reports for The Warne Account, “Tim Gaden of Hawk Wings fame has documented an excellent tip to speed up Apple Mail. It involves optimising the SQLite database Apple Mail uses to store indexes and subject lines of emails. It compacted my envelope archive down from 55MB to 50MB — not a huge increase, but the speed difference was dramatic.”
Full article, with instructions, here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]