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Re: Indexing Apple Email runs very slowly [message #483 is a reply to message #477] Sat, 18 February 2017 20:46 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Robert White
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Registered: February 2017
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This is from Terminal

Last login: Sat Feb 18 11:42:27 on ttys000

Roberts-MacBook-Pro:~ RMW$

Roberts-MacBook-Pro:~ RMW$ mdimport -L

2017-02-18 11:43:19.558 mdimport[2679:162580] Paths: id(501) (



"/Library/Spotlight/Microsoft Office.mdimporter",























" /Applications/ ght.mdimporter ",

"/Applications/ ",

" /Applications/ lmator.mdimporter ",

" /Applications/ porter ",

" /Applications/ geBandSpotlightImporter.mdimporter ",

" /Applications/ cX_MDImport.mdimporter ",

"/Applications/Microsoft Outlook Spotlight


Roberts-MacBook-Pro:~ RMW$

Also, when I first opened Fox Trot, I was able to see the Indexed Files tab
for the Mail index. I went to it and there were 100 files under Resources
Hog so I blacklisted them. After going out of Manage Indexes and back in,
for the Mail index there are only two tabs - Configuration and Sharing.
This has happened before - for the predefined index some of the tabs just
don't appear. Why the Indexed Files tab showed up at first and not now I
don't understand.

On Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 11:16:26 AM UTC-8, 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
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