05 March 2007

Speedup Mac OS X Mail.app

  1. Quit Mail & go to Terminal.

  2. Issue the following commands:
    cd ~/Library/Mail
    sqlite3 Envelope\ Index

  3. You will be dropped in an sqlite> prompt.

  4. Now issue the command vacuum subjects; (this will do something like OPTIMIZE TABLES in MySQL).

  5. Hit Ctrl-D to exit SQLite, exit Terminal and start Mail again

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