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



On Tue, 2009-03-17 at 08:35 -0600, Robin Laing wrote:
> Tim wrote:
> > Tim:
> >>> That's easy:  Fetch a scad of mail when you have filters set, versus
> >>> fetch a scad of mail when you don't have any filters set.
> >>>
> >>> Unmolested, they romp into the inbox very quickly.  When filtering
> >>> puts its fingers in, it's far worse than fetching mail over dial-up.
> > 
> > James Wilkinson:
> >> That sort of filtering speed (I’m guessing maybe a couple of seconds
> >> per message on emails generally smaller than, say, 128 KB) makes me
> >> suspect that it’s passing emails through SpamAssassin – it sounds like
> >> the right speed for SpamAssassin, and there’s an
> >> evolution-spamassassin package to enable it.
> > 
> > Nup, not doing that here.  I even disable the Evolution plugins that I'm
> > not using.  
> > 
> > The filtering was just a few filters for mailing lists which look for a
> > matching "reply-to" header.  Each filter was just the match rule,
> > followed by a stop processing instruction.  With about two filters (e.g.
> > for two mailing lists), it's reasonable.  With about three, it's getting
> > annoying.  Try and filter from about eight different lists, and it's far
> > too slow to put up with.
> > 
> > I've seen a few other similar comments about the slowness of filtering
> > over the years.
> > 
> 
> I will second that this has been an issue for some time.  I had this 
> issue when we moved to Exchange Server a few years ago.  I found a way 
> around using Evolution and have not looked back.

Tim is not using Exchange server (at least I assume he isn't, given that
his MUA is Tbird).

> When downloading mail it would take forever to get the mail and sort it 
> out using the OWA interface (Only Option).   Using SpamAssasin just made 
> it worse.

See earlier comments regarding SA versus Bogofilter.

poc


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