performance issue (imap spool on san)

Daniel Eckl deckl at
Fri Jul 28 04:41:19 EDT 2006

Andrew Findlay schrieb:
> On Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 12:18:12AM -0700, Nikola Milutinovic wrote:
>> So, perhaps we could state that the desired behavior of any IMAP
>> client would be to fetch only those message headers it nedds to and
>> perhaps a bit more. In case of TB, that would transalte to fetching
>> only headers that would be visible to the user and perhaps
>> screenful of header up and down.
> It also helps if the clients ask for a limited set of headers from 
> each message of interest.

Yes, I want to second all these statements. That would be my prefered 
solution, too.

By the way: I checked kmails behavior. It fetches the headers of all 
mails in a folder, too, but I think it uses just the limited set of 
headers and that's why it is so incredible fast compared to thunderbird.

Disadvantage: It cannot show me if a mail has attachments, before I 
click on it and load it this way. But that might be no problem in most 

So I think TB already would get a huge speed improvement by just 
implementing a limited header set query.


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