Cyrus performance with IMP versus logged-in mail clients

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at
Fri Jul 23 16:43:43 EDT 2004

On Fri, 23 Jul 2004, Aidan Evans wrote:
>   My main concern is that with IMP each transaction, e.g., reading a mail
> message, requires a new connection and login to the IMAP server.
> Conventional mail clients tend to stay logged in and don't incur the
> overhead of answering the new connection and re-authenticating the user for
> every operation.

You should add a IMAP cache proxy, and tell IMP to connect to that.
Otherwise, the performance will be much worse than it has to.

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  Henrique Holschuh
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