2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 22, 2010 6:44 PM by Salmar
Salmar Level 1 (15 points)
When in Mail I've been clicking on Mailbox in the menu bar and then clicking on rebuild, how often should that be done? I've been doing it almost daily but is it really necessary, and if not when should it be rebuilt? Is doing this the same as compacting folders in other mail clients? I've been wondering about this for quite some now and so I thought I'd ask. Thanks for a reply.

20" alum Imac 2.4, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 3 gigs Ram
  • baltwo Level 9 (62,215 points)
    From Mail's help: +In some cases, you might need to rebuild a mailbox to update the list of messages in the mailbox; for example, if messages appear to be missing or garbled, or if you can’t find all relevant messages when you search using Entire Message. Rebuilding a mailbox can take a while depending on how many messages are in the mailbox.+
  • Salmar Level 1 (15 points)
    Okay, thanks for the reply. 