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0.9.6
19 April 2007

Performs vacuum command on SQLite database in Apple Mail.

Ean
19 March 2007

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Fantastic. Does its job quickly and Mail is now noticeably faster launching and navigating around mailboxes. A progress bar and prettier dialogs would be nice, but the 'architectural' design, complete with launchd support, is superb.
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Version 0.9

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SickTeddyBear
06 August 2010
The download link is dead.
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Version 0.9.6
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Tubo
Tubo
08 April 2012
Actually reachable here: http://homepage.mac.com/lscott/software/VacuumMail.dmg
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Leon-Azul
Leon-Azul
08 September 2013
This needs to be brought up-to-date. For all intents and purposes, the domain 'homepage.mac.com' no longer exists as of 30 June 2012. VacuumMail is indeed useful, but for versions 4.5 of Mail and later, it sometimes expands the database (not necessarily a bad thing) rather than merely trimming it. As this MacUpdate page notes, it is 'discontinued'. Yet for those who are still running Tiger or Leopard, it is worthwhile to seek this out.
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Macnerd1984
02 July 2010
I love this little app. It's bare bones, bloat free and does it's job perfectly. Something about the little message at the end: "Keeping Mail fit and trim!" always makes me laugh too - It's just so funnily absurd. I can't say that this app suddenly turned mail into a speed demon (I archive and delete messages every 3 months) but it has sped it up noticeably when launching. Hasn't been updated for a long time, which does make you wonder if it'll work every time an OS update comes out, but since it just runs a UNIX command, I guess it's unlikely to break. Anyway, worth downloading to save a few Meg of drive space and keep Mail running sweetly.
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Version 0.9.6
Drdul
14 July 2007
I just switched to a Mac from Windows, and from Outlook to Apple Mail (via Outlook2Mac). Being the paranoid tinfoil-hat-wearing person that I am, I keep an archive of three years worth of mail. VacuumMail saved my bacon, as Apple Mail was choking on the huge number of message I imported and then started moving around. I use it regularly (it also runs automatically) to keep Mail "fit and trim." Highly recommended!
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Version 0.9.6
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Dalahast
Dalahast
20 March 2009
Same here, I've used this app for a long time and love it. "No, I can't throw that out, what if I need that in six months!"
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Version 0.9.6
Tuishimi
27 March 2007
Works as advertised and my mail runs faster and smoother. Not only that, since I ran this I no longer suffer from the "can't connect to server" problem with mail!!! I don't know if it is coincidence or something else, but I don't care. I am so happy I don't have to go offline/online all the time now.
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Version 0.9.5
Appledogx
21 March 2007
WOW!!! Incredible and surprising. Mail was a bit sluggish to start on my Mac for many months. After running this quick utility, now it starts up in two seconds maximum!!!! This product is an example of simplicity being elegance. Kudos to the author.
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Version 0.9
Ean
19 March 2007
Fantastic. Does its job quickly and Mail is now noticeably faster launching and navigating around mailboxes. A progress bar and prettier dialogs would be nice, but the 'architectural' design, complete with launchd support, is superb.
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Version 0.9