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Re: Indexing Apple Email runs very slowly [message #481 is a reply to message #479] Sat, 18 February 2017 06:20 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Robert White
Messages: 6
Registered: February 2017
Junior Member
One additional thing. I stopped indexing the two indexes I have. I quit
Fox Trot. And when I opened activity monitor it showed under CPU that
there were still two Fox Trot processes running.

On Friday, February 17, 2017 at 11:12:41 AM UTC-8, FoxTrot Engineering
> 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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