[Evolution] [Fwd: Re: Tunning for large number of files in INBOX]

Hi All,

I saw the comment about Evolution's IMAP performance in this recent
thread on the Cyrus list and thought it might be of interest here.



-----Forwarded Message-----
From: Marco Colombo <marco esi it>
To: Andreas Hasenack <ahasenack terra com br>
Cc: info-cyrus lists andrew cmu edu
Subject: Re: Tunning for large number of files in INBOX
Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2005 15:54:16 +0200

On Thu, 2005-06-30 at 13:22 -0300, Andreas Hasenack wrote:
On Wed, Jun 29, 2005 at 02:56:58PM -0600, Michael Loftis wrote:
clients retrofitted to squak IMAP.  Get a real IMAP client like Mulberry 
that takes advantage of server side sorting, threading, and searching to 
allow for (nearly) limitless mailboxes but not download each and every 

Is there a "real IMAP client" which is free software?
I have seen this "downloading *all* headers" behaviour with every free
imap client I have tried.

Not that I'm suggesting it, but pine doesn't show the "all headers"
behavior, and it's free. :-)

Too bad they forgot that an imap folder can hold both messages and
subfolders, and they had to add a late hack to allow the correct
browsing of a Cyrus server. No client is perfect.

Being an old-time user of Pine, it's always a pain to use Thunderbird or
Evolution, clients so feature-full but w/o decent imap behavior:
sometimes I have to switch back to Pine to be able to handle 50k+ new
messages per folder in a decent time (Pine takes negligible time to open


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