Speed up Mail.app
Anyone that use Mail.app (the “official” mail client on [en:Mac OS X]) knows that the greater mailboxes become, the slower Mail.app goes. I don’t know how many email I have, but the oldest is from the 2002 (I have cutted older because they became useless).
Today, I found an interesting link on TUAW: A faster way to speed up Mail.app on Hawk Wings.
Starting from that tips, I have expanded it to
vacuum every table in the SQLite3 database used from Mail.app to index our emails.
Continue to see the mini-howto.
- Step 01: Quit Mail.app (and backup your
~/Library/Mail- nd Nemo)
- Step 02: Open Terminal.app
- Step 03: type
cd ~/Library/Mail(the configuration directory of Mail.app)
- Step 04: type
sqlite3 Envelope\ Index(Opens the console of SQLite3 on the index-db of Mail.app)
- Step 05: type
.tableto list every table in the db (
- Step 06: type
Xis the name of the table you want to optimize (every table listed in the Step 05)
- Step 07:
CTRL+Dto quit the console of SQLite3
- Step 08: Start Mail.app and enjoy the speed-bump!
Frankly: I don’t assume responsability of problems, damage or other things that will happen to your Mail.app if you do it in the wrong way. It’s is NOT an howto from Apple: it’s from one that knows something about [en:RDBMS].