Webmail application that doesn't abuse the IMAP server?

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at andrew.cmu.edu
Wed Jun 11 09:31:31 EDT 2003

On Wed, 11 Jun 2003, Ted Fines wrote:

> Unless the imap connection has a mailbox open.  That ties up a potentially
> very large memory resource (depending on the size of the mailbox) on the
> server.
> I have to say I don't know for certain whether that's true for the cyrus
> imapd, but for other imapds I've used, that has been the case.  Someone
> know for sure?

As long as you have a fairly sane mmap implementation (most modern unixes
do), this isn't the case for cyrus (well, I suppose it depends on your
definition of "large memory resource").

That said, the type of connections held open by an IMAP proxy between
webmail sessions aren't holding a mailbox open.


Rob Siemborski * Andrew Systems Group * Cyert Hall 207 * 412-268-7456
Research Systems Programmer * /usr/contributed Gatekeeper

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