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Re: Indexing Apple Email runs very slowly [message #479 is a reply to message #477] Fri, 17 February 2017 20:12 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Robert White wrote:

> I set up an index for Apple Mail using the predefined location. I have it
> set to index content. It starts indexing OK (e.g. it moves along pretty
> quickly) but then it starts to run slower and slower and eventually appears
> to freeze. I let it run for two days and it still had not completed. I am
> not sure how many email messages there are - probably close to 100,000. I
> am not sure if there is something the User\Library\Mail folder that is
> hanging it up. Any advice? Thanks

You can open the indexer and crawler logs ("configuration" pane of the "manage indices" window, and check if anything interesting is being logged.
You can open Activity Monitor, check if FoxTrot Indexer and/or FoxTrot Crawler is using a lot of CPU, then select these processes in the list, and "sample process"; send me the result file directly.
You can also check "resource hogs" (at the bottom of the indexed locations, in the "indexed data" pane); in case some messages with large attachments are indexed as raw text (because of a problem in Mail's importer, or because of malformed messages), this could cause some performance problems in FoxTrot.

Jérôme - CTM Engineering

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