Apple Mail.app not playing nicely with Cyrus on large mailboxes
perezda_bulk at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 20 12:52:54 EST 2005
I'm not sure if this is a Mac problem (probably) or a Cyrus problem...
but I'm running into exactly the same thing. We just moved to Macs a little
while ago, and some of our users have horrible response with the Mail
client. I just built a new mail server (Cyrus 2.2.10-8 & Sendmail running
on red hat enterprise linux 3.0) and I'm doing some stress testing.
At first I sent a 1000's of messages to my mailbox and things seemed to work
fine with Mail.app. (100's of megs worth of data) Well... worked fine
after the initial hour or 2 of caching the headers, downloading the
messages, and indexing the local cache.
Next I migrated one user's INBOX folder (170 megs in 3000+ messages) from
exchange to the Cyrus server. The user's mailbox has 500+ megs of mail but
I wanted to start small. Although my mailbox had more messages, and was
larger, the Mail.app client works a lot better with my mailbox than it does
with the first user I tried to test with.
I copied the mail over using Outlook. It seemed like the easiest way (right
click copy paste) even though it took > 1hr to copy the 170 megs.
I just read this thread so now I plan on trying to add a telemetry log for
that user and do some more testing. I'll follow up if I learn anything
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