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SpeedMail - Tired to wait until Mail.app show you all your mail? Try SpeedMail and enjoy!

Note: SpeedMail use terminal commandsqlite3 ~/Library/Mail/Envelope\ Index vacuumto compress SQL database.

Use SpeedMail when you think that Mail.app is slowing down.

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Version 1.2: Minor improvements.


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Aargl Member IconComment+354

As more or less the same issues are present in OS 10.9, you'll find a comparable trick there: http://duckrowing.com/2013/11/29/fixing-smart-folders-in-os-x-10-9-mail/
Unfortunately, it didn't work for me and I couldn't get smart folders back to work yet... :-( I'm still investigating.

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Version 1.2

I found out Spotlight indexing stopped for a mysterious reason: when I launched Onyx, the check box was unchecked, so I restored default settings and after a while, when Spotlight just started its thing, smart folders started to populate...

akiem3203 Member IconComment+0

Used speedmail on Mail 4.6 on MAC OS 10.6.8. Rsult: I lost all the bodytext of my older emails. Only the titles appear. Are the messages themselves archived somewhere else on my computer? What do I do to make them appear again?

Greetz, A.

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Version 1.2
Juato4 Member IconReview+0

In fact, we have some problem with some of our utility and Lion. We have
planning to release a fix for them soon. Exept for our last product,
Lucien, that's born exatly for Lion :)
Take a look

You will see that all our others utilities will be ready in MacUpdate page


Matteo Discardi

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Version 1.2
Visualnary.com Member IconReview+0

Simple to use program that speeds up your mail program. For those of us who do not want to enter Linux commands.

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Version 1.2
Walki-Talki.com Member IconComment+12

How do I turn off this indexing? It seems as if I can no longer search the bodies of messages. If that is a consequence of this command, it would be nice to reverse it.

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Version 0.9b

Installation now prevents downloading more than one email per cycle. This is a major impediment. How can one reverse changes?? Need ASAP. thank you.

gregmc Member IconComment+5

Before app bashing this simple little tool, please remember us mortal Mac users. SpeedMail is written for people like me and I am very grateful that there are developers out there who understand that there are Mac users who never open Terminal, let alone type in it.

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Version 0.9b
Tomis Member IconComment+117

How does this differ from "Rebuild Mailbox" in Mail.app?

I'd really like to know.

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Version 0.9b
Gaoshan Member IconComment+79

The app is identical to VacuumMail ( http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/24410/vacuummail )
You can also open Terminal and type:
sqlite3 ~/Library/Mail/Envelope\ Index vacuum;

SpeedMail and VacuumMail are wrappers for simple, one-line terminal commands. Nothing more.

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Version 0.9b
amalgamated inc Member IconReview+23
amalgamated inc

I was a bit wary, but because I had just done a full mail back up...i tried it. Very noticeable speed improvement! Always wondered why there wasn't any optimizing app for all the data files Mail.app manages. GREAT JOB. Keep It Up!

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Version 0.9b
1802 (Developer) Member IconDev+1
1802 (Developer)

How much noise about a simply tool!

SpeedMail run a terminal command

sqlite3 ~/Library/Mail/Envelope\\ Index vacuum

for compress SQL database of Mail. That's all.

Have a good SpeedMail experience!


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Version 0.9b

I'm not an expert with computers so I appreciate any help I can get. My mail was slow, now with this routine it's 100% better. If you're so smart, why didn't you write a routine which would help other owners like myself.

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Date 10 Mar 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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