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Re: I HATE Evolution ! Thunderbird ?



linuxguy wrote:
On Mon, 2008-06-09 at 19:21 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
On Monday 09 June 2008 19:08:46 linuxguy wrote:
My email setup is 6 different gmail accounts, being sorted into about 25
folders via rules.   The largest folder has about 150,000 messages in
it.  The smallest one has 5,000 messages in it.

Is anyone using Thunderbird like this ?  How does it compare ?  How hard
is it to move over to it ?
I don't recall what choices Tbird gives you, but whatever you do, don't put that number of messages into mbox folders. That isn't what you have now, by any chance, is it? If so, that's the cause of your problem.

I've got a folder with 150,000 messages, yes.  Its not usually the one
that gives the problem though. Almost always the one that gives the
problem is the one that is open when you first start the application.  I
think there is a bug in retrieving the current message for viewing and
receiving a  new email into the folder.

What is one supposed to do with large email folders, besides manually
breaking them up ?

actually make them directories rather than flat files.
mbox  - one big flat text file per folder
maildir - one directory per folder, one file per email.

you may already have this.

Is this your own mailserver or does someone else administer it?

Stuart


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