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A possible fix for a slow Mail.app
Authored by: phlops on Nov 21, '11 10:31:52AM
The location of the Mail indexes have moved in 10.7. You still quit Mail, delete the index files, and then relaunch Mail to have it regenerate them. But the files to delete are in a new spot.

The new location is:

~/Library/Mail/V2/MailData/

And now instead of just one file called “Envelope Index”, there are at least three files. The new ones are named “Envelope Index” suffixed with a dash and three letters.

So to rebuild in 10.7 you do this:
  1. Quit Mail
  2. rm ~/Library/Mail/V2/MailData/Envelope\ Index*
  3. Relaunch Mail
  4. Allow Mail to rebuild your email indexes
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/phil


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