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A possible fix for a slow Mail.app
Authored by: kirkmc on Feb 07, '06 01:22:29AM

In Mail, select a mailbox, then Mailbox > Rebuild. For POP accounts, this deletes a whole bunch of mail files that hang out on your disk, even after deletion. I don't use IMAP, so I don't know what effect it has on such accounts...

What I want to know is why Mail keeps files after you've deleted messages? The first time I discovered this, there were thousands of files in my mailboxes. I deleted them manually, but later found that rebuilding does the same thing.

I don't see why you should have to rebuild a mailbox to delete deleted messages...

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