I read about other reports of “high” RAM usage around 300MB, but what I’m seeing often is multiple GB in use by the main process when the client is idle. I don’t know what’s causing it but I doubt that’s necessary. In this particular case (screenshot), the main process is constantly using 4.7GB when it is not syncing and the inbox is empty with no emails open. I do have multiple email accounts logged in.
It’s hard to reproduce – I can’t really point the action that causes it, but this happens nearly every day. After some time (a few hours to a couple of days) of normal usage, (a few emails received and open, syncing multiple accounts) I notice the used memory spanning multiple GB and not going down until the process is terminated.
After a fresh start (new process) and first sync, the memory usage of the main process goes back to its normal 100-200 MB levels.
RAM usage to remain around a few hundreds of MB or eventually regressing to this level after a resource-intensive task.
- Installation Method:
- Mailspring Version: 1.9.2-6e14dad1 (latest as of time of writing)
I have 5 email accounts synced across Gmail, Yahoo, and Outlook providers, but no resource-intensive task that I see would justify this usage of RAM. I could not replicate it by doing simple tasks (opening and writing emails, emptying spam, saving drafts, etc), I suspect that this gradually happens after hours of consistent usage and allocation of memory that is not freed.