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Memory Use

SpamSieve seems to be using a lot of memory - 437.4 MB / 488 KB (compressed). Do these values seem correct?

macOS 10.13.2
SS 2.9.29

They could be. SpamSieve’s memory use can range from lower or higher than that depending on the size of the corpus and rule lists. Please note that the Memory column also includes memory shared with other processes. The amount used exclusively for SpamSieve is in the Private Memory column. This is probably somewhat lower.

If Activity Monitor is showing a lot of memory pressure and you want to reduce SpamSieve’s memory use, you could delete some words from the corpus that haven’t been used in a year or more, or delete whitelist or blacklist rules that have zero hits.

Thank you. I did as you suggest, and the situation is much better!