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A possible fix for a slow
Authored by: Raven on Feb 07, '06 07:39:32AM

Oh .. forgot to add what the rebuild does for IMAP accounts.
What it does is clean all the cached folders and emails and then allows you to download a fresh copy off the server. So any lingering deleted emails (again, only the reference to the email is removed, not the mail its self or the space it takes up) are cleaned up since the folders in which they resides are gone from mail's cache and memory. Thats why alot of times if you use your IMAP account alot after a while it gets to be quite slow... It simply has accumulated crap over time.

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