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Re: I HATE Evolution ! Thunderbird ?

On Mon, 2008-06-09 at 12:31 -0600, linuxguy wrote:
> 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.

It does seem bad at multi-tasking.  But I don't know if that's the mail
program, or it's waiting for the server, or it's a combination of the
two.  It is far worse on mail servers using mbox than maildir (tried
that on my own systems, where I have 64,000 messages in the fedora
folder, duplicated on two mail servers using mbox and maildir,

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

Breaking them up is probably the solution, though you'd want to do that
automatically rather than manually.  e.g. Store last years mail
separately from this years, and the year's before, etc.

Because Evolution's filtering really sucks, I end up doing this manually
(anything more than about three rules, and Evolution grinds itself into
the ground).  I don't filter the mail, I read them all in the inbox, and
periodically dump older mail into folders.  Folders that I don't
normally look at, unless I need something that I've archived.  I haven't
set Evolution to sync all folders automatically, and I have set
Evolution to fetch only the minimal of mail headers over IMAP.

Filtering's probably best done externally.  On the server, if it'll let
you, or something like procmail, otherwise.

[tim localhost ~]$ uname -r

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