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Re: Evolution throwing away emails for one of my accounts ?

On Fri, 2009-03-13 at 09:40 -0600, Linuxguy123 wrote:

> > > As indicated above, you have an INBOX like a cesspool and you don't
> > > break it down into subdirectories which is really what you need to do
> > > and not allow your INBOX or any subdirectory to get that big.
> If we want to get serious about this problem, it wouldn't be hard for
> Evolution to see that the file size is approaching the size limit for
> the OS and split a "folder" into 2 files.   The problem with manually
> splitting folders is that I don't think there is an <easy> way to search
> both of them simultaneously.  Although I have to admit I haven't tried
> to do that yet, nor have I played much with vfolders... 
I suppose you could bugzilla an RFE but good luck. Evolution developers
have their own agenda.

As for searching multiple folders, if they are subfolders of your INBOX,
then any search on your INBOX would automatically include subfolders.
> > It's a bit rude to throw around words like "cesspool" when you actually 
> > mean "tower of cards" ;o)
> You guys underestimate the system I have running here.  Evolution
I pretty much underestimate any person who keeps thousands of e-mails in
their INBOX rather than organize their e-mail.

I believe I have used Evolution since it's first appearance on RHL but I
stopped using POP3 a long, long time ago so I haven't had to deal with
mbox and all of it's fragility many years ago. In my mind, anyone who
does a lot of e-mail should set up a mail server with IMAP and either
cyrus-imapd or dovecot with Maildir and if necessary, use fetchmail or
equivalent to retrieve e-mail from POP3 servers as they are much more
efficient at storing, retrieving, indexing e-mail.


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