After updating SpamSieve to 2.4.49 (M1 Macbook Air) the initial start of Mail takes approx. 20-40 seconds, Spamsieve & mail is not responding during this period. After that it works, until I exit mail and restart, same behavior.
A slow launch of Mail is usually caused by a Mail/macOS issue where the file system is bogged down and Mail waits a long time for it before it begins loading its plug-ins. To work around this:
- Go to the Rules tab of Mail’s Preferences and uncheck the SpamSieve rule.
- Go to the General tab of Mail’s Preferences and click on Manage Plug-ins…. Uncheck SpamSieve.mailbundle and restart Mail.
- Go back to Manage Plug-ins… and check SpamSieve.mailbundle. Now restart Mail again.
- Go to the Rules tab of Mail’s Preferences and check the SpamSieve rule to make it active again.
Thank you for the quick reply, I tried:
1 (uncheck Rule) - ok
2 (Uncheck Plugin) - mail window (Settings, general) disappeared immediately, still in taskbar “not responding”, did wait a minute, killed mail then.
3 (restart and reactivate) - Restart again quick, reactivated plugin, restart takes 40 secs again.
4 I did not bother to try.
What I recognized Starting Mail w/o plugin active, jumping starts immediately, starting with active plugin just one jump in taskbar, then I have to wait.
Unfortunately no progress - any other ideas?
It sounds like there’s either a Mail bug or something wrong with Mail’s files on your Mac if it gets stuck when disabling a plug-in. I would try resetting its plug-ins folder.
Wow, thanks for this - after resetting the plugin-folder works smooth again - What a support!!!
It’s always good to start with the basics with any tech problem, so if your Mail app is running slow, you can always double-check your internet connection to make sure that you have a good signal and aren’t experiencing issues within the app itself.