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#63490 02/24/23 08:49 AM
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When I was using Outlook, you could hold down (I think) the shift key on launch to rebuild or compact the database. Is there such a "feature" in Mail?

Are there any routine measures that can be taken to keep Mail "fresh"?

Thanks.


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Re: Mail database
freelance #63491 02/24/23 12:31 PM
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I don't know about a global rebuild for Mail but you can rebuild individual mailboxes by selecting the mailbox and going to Mailbox > Rebuild.


Jon

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Re: Mail database
jchuzi #63493 02/24/23 03:50 PM
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Thanks, Jon.


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Re: Mail database
freelance #63495 02/24/23 10:19 PM
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Jon, I've followed your instructions, but there doesn't seem to be any indication that anything is happening. Is that correct?


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freelance #63509 02/25/23 01:17 PM
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I saw the same thing while rebuilding. The only indication, AFAIK, is that the mailbox in question seemed to have its emails disappear until the rebuild was complete.


Jon

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Re: Mail database
jchuzi #63510 02/25/23 04:34 PM
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Well, that's no good! I want bells and whistles and progress bars! cool


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