Mail.app goes nuts or crashes

dasu

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Mail.app crashes way too often for me. It works for
a few minutes and then boom!

Today I changed my password on imap server. When I
updated the Mail.app preferences to use the new password
it started chewing up memory:

[larkspur:~/Junk] dasu% ps -aux | grep dasu
dasu 896 31.8 59.5 259232 156096 ?? R 2:35.03 Mail

i.e., it grew to 259 MB of memory!?
I ended up killing this process.

I am surprised people are able to use Mail.app at all.
Is it possible that it is not compatible with the server
version that we are running

IMAP4rev1 v12.250

Yes, the server is somewhat dated but that I have no
control over at the moment.

Is there something I can do with the Mail.app client to
make it more reliable?

- Sridhara
 
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