Some time I would say in the past couple months, not obviously around say a macOS upgrade but I just can’t say for sure, I noticed that Apple Mail is taking a long time to load. Typically it takes about 15 seconds to open but sometimes it takes closer to 20 seconds. That, in and of itself, doesn’t bother me as once it loads it is usually on for a long time after that and it runs quite normally. It just takes a long time to load. My concern would be if this long load is indicating some bigger issue where my Apple Mail might crash one day soon. I have a lot of stored mail. I recently looked at the size of the Mail folder and it is about 13 GBytes. I known it to be bigger on other Mac deployments so that is likely still an ok size. But…???
Might this slow load have something to do with SpamSieve??? I was reading a similar thread on this forum but was asked to go ahead and open a new one.
What do I need to do to just disconnect SpamSieve such that I can load Mail without it calling SpamSieve??? And then see how fast Mail opens without SpamSieve present. Can I just click on the “Uninstall Apple Mail Plugin” that I see in the SpamSieve pulldown??? And then what, reinstall SpamSieve again??? I always keep the installers so I have the most recent SpamSieve installer and several other older ones too.
And last, I’ve heard about this “Sample Process” technique in Activity Monitor but I don’t know how one could do that for Apple Mail when the concept is to try to monitor Apple Mail when it goes from not running to running. But when it’s not running it does not show up in Activity Monitor so how would one find it in short order once it starts running to highlight it and then click
to run the “Sample Process” routine???