performance issue (imap spool on san)
Rudy.Gevaert at UGent.be
Wed Jul 26 14:17:14 EDT 2006
Michael Loftis wrote:
> --On July 26, 2006 12:02:41 PM +0200 Rudy Gevaert
> <Rudy.Gevaert at UGent.be> wrote:
>> I've installed the latest cyrus release and I'm having trouble with large
>> I was going to try if the 4Gig limit is gone and I'm filling up a mailbox
>> with mails.
>> If I open the mailbox trough mutt it gets loaded at a acceptable
>> (lighting fast) speed. However when using thunderbird it gets very slow,
>> I haven't been able to open the mailbox of 294M.
> This is a thunderbird problem, not a Cyrus problem. Thunderbird is NOT
> an IMAP client. It's a POP3/NNTP reader, that's been taught to badly
> parrot IMAP. It attempts to download and locally index *all* headers.
> This means that for large mail stores, it'll take a LONG time to figure
> out whats going on, and lots and lots of RAM too. And this is all on
> the Client.
Thanks for your reply. It's always nice to have a second opinion.
Kmail opened the mailbox without a problem.
> Your SAN is fine, your client is the problem. Unfortunately since
> Cyrusoft went under (they made Mulberry) aside from Mutt and Pine I
> don't really have any suggestions for loading large mailboxes.
To bad Mulberry has been discontinued. I haven't used it before.
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