Re: [Evolution] Trash and Compose wierdness !? -[Just for Discussion]

Hi Patrick;
On Fri, 2009-08-14 at 09:18 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Fri, 2009-08-14 at 09:19 -0400, William Case wrote:

I suspect this sort of problem arises when the local mbox file for Inbox
gets close to 2GB in size, because the internal Evo indices only handle
up to 2GB per file even though the underlying filesystem might support
much larger files (I seem to remember reports of this in the past but I
can't be bothered hunting them down :-). Not expunging your deleted
mails regularly will do that. If you use a different local format such
as Maildir, you shouldn't have this problem, but support for Maildir in
Evo seems to have stagnated.

Another reason to keep most of your mail on IMAP ...

Note that you can also get issues when there isn't enough free space on
the /tmp filesystem to allow an expunge of a huge mbox file to work
(expunging of mbox implies copying).

The problem with that diagnosis is that I don't have or keep anywhere
near that number of emails.  At the very most, I might have 3,000 emails
in Inbox at any one time.  Of those, I delete and expunge about 1,000
every week, rotating them depending on the age of the thread.  I might
save to 'Saved' folder 100 of the 3,000.  Every 3 -4 months I archive
those 300 - 400 right out of Evolution.

I don't think those numbers would ever approach 2GB.

Regards Bill
Fedora 11, Gnome 2.26.3
Evo.2.26.3, Emacs 23.1.1

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