14 Replies Latest reply: Aug 22, 2009 7:16 AM by mikemille
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I am no longer able to leave Mail running on my machine. It spends about 50% of the time "updating smart mailbox counts" (visible in the activity window). While it is doing this, it consumes 100% of a CPU according to "top" and makes my machine virtually unusable. What is particularly galling is that the results or always completely inaccurate. My "smart mailbox unread counts" are always wrong, not matter how long I leave Mail running. I am therefore forced to quit Mail whenever I've done a batch of e-mail reading, and re-launch it when I want to check mail. Often, Mail refuses to quit, and greys out the "quit" menu item forever. I then have to Force Quit it to get my machine back under control.

MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.4)