Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2013 5:33 PM (in response to surjit)
In Mail's Window menu, open up the Activity window. The next time the CPU usage spikes, see what Mail is doing. I've noticed it sucking up lots of processor time once in a while and the activity window says something about it synchronizing with my Gmail account, but haven't looked closer to see exactly what it's doing.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 10, 2013 8:18 AM (in response to St. Clair Software)
I don't know why I didn't think of that - thank you. I just assumed it was some kind of issue and started disabling plugins and whanot. It looks like one of my older Gmail accounts is doing a lot of updating cache directory/getting unread counts. The processor usage drops once this ends - of course the fans keep spinning for a while.
This gives me somewhere to start. Thanks again!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 10, 2013 9:04 AM (in response to surjit)
Have a read of this. Gmail and Mail need a few tweaks before they work properly together.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 10, 2013 12:34 PM (in response to surjit)
Some other suggestions.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 11, 2013 4:20 PM (in response to Daniel Ebeck)
Thanks Daniel. I had pretty much all of this in place already - I've been using Gmail accounts with Mail for years now, and usually consult the Gmail suggested settings as well. The issue seems to be tied to one Gmail account and they're all set up the same way.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 11, 2013 4:21 PM (in response to Eric Root)
Thanks Eric. That article is a couple years old now, and I have all the current suggested Gmail settings in place. Also, the issue seems to be tied to one account - and they're all set up the same way.