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millbr02 (at luther)

Search is extremely slow

Reported by millbr02 (at luther) | May 5th, 2014 @ 07:57 PM

Searching All on my iMac 2.8GHz Core i7 is incredibly slow, so slow that I have Force Quit MailMate every time I try a search, sometimes after waiting 5 minutes or longer.

I've tried rebuilding my database, and that does not seem to help.

My Messages Folder is 5+GB and I have over 172,000 messages, have I reached the limit of scalability for MailMate or is there something else that could be wrong?

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  • benny

    benny June 7th, 2014 @ 07:22 PM

    Sorry about the late reply to this ticket. 172K messages does push MailMate to the limit, but 5 minute waits sounds like there may be something else wrong (some users claim to have close to 500K messages in MailMate).

    If you haven't given up then try the following:

    • Update to the latest test version by holding down ⌥ when clicking “Check Now” in the Software Update preferences pane.
    • Perform one of the slow searches.
    • While hanging, paste the following line in a Terminal window:

      sample MailMate 2 -file ~/Desktop/sample_mailmate.txt

    Then upload the result file.

    Again, sorry about the late answer.

  • millbr02 (at luther)

    millbr02 (at luther) June 14th, 2014 @ 01:39 PM

    Ok, here you go. I finally got back to the machine that this is happening on. Which I will be using a lot now.

  • Prateek Rungta

    Prateek Rungta April 15th, 2015 @ 05:06 PM

    @benny I'm in a similar boat. I've got 3 Gmail accounts (2 gmail.com, 1 GoogleApps) - totaling many million messages at about ~12GB.

    The search gets pretty slow (not 5mins slow) but def not close to the gmail web interface. Anything I can do to speed it up?

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