Does anyone allow unlimited or extremely large quotas?

Jeroen van Meeuwen (Kolab Systems) vanmeeuwen at
Wed Nov 17 06:10:13 EST 2010

On Tuesday, November 16, 2010 02:53:44 pm Simon Amor wrote:
> On 16 Nov 2010, at 13:38, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> > Our largest quota's a 4GB; without any issues.
> > 
> > I think the issue you will encounter first is clients will start to
> > fall
> > down when folders exceed a 'reasonable' number of messages.  Common
> > IMAP
> > clients I've seen start to exhibit severe performance issues beyond a
> > few hundred thousand messages.
> Is that with the server and client on the same LAN or with the client
> on a low speed WAN connection? We find that 50,000 messages in a
> folder is more than enough to make Thunderbird/Outlook unresponsive
> for minutes at a time when connecting to a remote server.

You may like Kontact, in these cases. Having a 36 GB online email archive 
myself... I find Kontact to work best with the large numbers.

Kind regards,

Jeroen van Meeuwen

Senior Engineer, Kolab Systems AG

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