performance issue (imap spool on san)

Sebastian Hagedorn Hagedorn at
Wed Jul 26 16:51:50 EDT 2006


let me start by saying that I'm basically always on high-speed Internet 
connections and keep my mailboxes relatively small. So I haven't had bad 
experiences with Thunderbird in that regard. I still don't use it, but 
that's not the issue here.

-- Daniel Eckl <deckl at> is rumored to have mumbled on 26. Juli 2006 
21:31:40 +0200 regarding Re: performance issue (imap spool on san):

> In a graphical client you want to be able to scroll through your whole
> message list without any delay. So I think there is no other chance but
> caching all header information of a folder. On low bandwith situations
> it seems to be impossible for me to do this on demand only.

Well, you don't know Mulberry then. It has a GUI and is very adaptable to 
any kind of network situation and it doesn't cache anything! You do have to 
tweak it, however. It doesn't auto-configure, but there are *many* settings 
to play around with. Obviously that's both a blessing and a curse.

> I was searching for a full featured graphical IMAP client for a long
> time and tried everything and I have to say: Not only is thunderbird an
> IMAP client, it is the best graphical IMAP client I could find in the
> whole Linux and Windows world.

Unfortunately that's not saying much ... it's just too bad that the only 
decent IMAP GUI client isn't developed further. I have hopes for 
Thunderbird 2, but I have a feeling that I will continue to use Mulberry 
for a long time ...
Sebastian Hagedorn - RZKR-R1 (Flachbau), Zi. 18, Robert-Koch-Str. 10
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