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Improve startup time

It takes forever for Airmail 3.0.1 to startup on my MacBook Pro running El Capitan. Time is waisted for up to 5 minutes waiting for messages to load.
I;ve done everything from following the tips here:
https://medium.com/@Airmail/how-to-speed-up-your-airmail-initialization-f7662cfbeef7#.68h7nhife

as well as uninstalling & reinstalling Airmail. It's still slow & very frustrating,

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      • harry boo commented  · 

        I have same issue on my iMac 21" with macOS sierra.. the app needed more than 5 minutes to load the new messages... I am so angry.

        I have cleaned all caches, but there is no huge effect after I restart the OS and the app. Stil need long time to load new message. I am thinking to use other email clients now.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        This continues to be a huge issue, especially with a backlog of emails to download.

        Obviously the best solution would be to speed things up, but even some kind of indicator of progress would be helpful.

        As it stands I'm simply going to have to stop using the app, and I'll be recommending other email clients to anybody who asks me.

      • Jirka Kubes commented  · 

        Please go to Preferences > [Account] > More > Clean Messages Cache Worked immediately - do it for each account. I will see if it stays fast.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        I love everything thus far about airmail but agree with everybody who commented - the startup time to load messages. Please resolve this right away. I'm trying your program out after using Outlook for decades, and I'm a productivity expert - so fixing this would help tremendously and I would be a super fan!

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        I echo these comments. This app is not worth $10 and I am sorry I bought it.

      • Lee Blue commented  · 

        I agree! The start up time is basically preventing me from using this app. I don't keep my email app running all day because it's too much of a distraction. I open the app when I'm ready to answer emails. I can't just sit and stare at the screen for 5 minutes waiting for the app to start. Once the app is running, I really like it. But the start up time is sucking away my life.

      • Thom Willson commented  · 

        I experience this all the time, as well, and it's shameful that no one's responded with a reason or a fix - especially when there are articles bragging about how fast this app is.

        Bull. SHIT.

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