[TriLUG] kmail performance (Mail Archiving ?)
jason at cerient.net
Fri Oct 28 19:13:20 EDT 2005
probably because all of those messages are stored in a maildir or
maildir-like format, and may not be indexed. not sure if kmail has an
indexing function, if so you'd probably have found it by now. i used to
run kmail until i switched to thunderbird and never had any performance
problems, but i used an imap server rather than local storage.
you might consider running fetchmail on your system to retrieve mail,
and deliver it to procmail, which in turn puts it in your maildir. then
use courier or dovecot locally to access it, let the imap daemon handle
indexing. bit of an ugly solution, and it might not help, but worth a try.
Ron Joffe wrote:
> I'm using kmail 1.6.2 (Using KDE 3.2.1) local storage, and starting to run
> into performance issues. I will admit I have a bunch of messages, something
> like ~600 folders, aprox 1.5GB of storage utilized.
> I see the worst performance when starting up the app, and when moving messages
> between folders.
> Now before I get told to clean up my folders, I will say that I have been very
> diligent in keeping things clean and organized, so there is no trash there. I
> just have quite a number of emails that I need for both work and personal
> (mostly work). I see this issue just getting worse as time goes on.
> Any hints about performance?
> Any suggestions about archiving methodologies (and formats or tools)?
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