Re: [Evolution] Problem with inbox file in Evolution 2.30.3

On Thu, 2015-11-05 at 14:45 +0300, Nikitin Artem wrote:
Hello, size of inbox is:

Why?  Why an image of a text screen? 30k to show 4 lines of text!  And
HTML mails are frowned on here.

Count of items in inbox is 3376, deleted messages has been purged.

So you have an inbox of 4.1Gb and 3300 messages.  It is absolutely no
wonder at all that things are taking a long time. A 4Gb mbox file is
huge, massively huge.  Every operation involving mail in that file will
generally need the file to be copied (and modified while copying), the
old one deleted and the new one renamed - copying a 4Gb file takes a
significant amount of time, never mind the processing that has to
happen with it.  It is for precisely this reason that the mbox format
was dropped.

I suspect there are some very large single messages - unless each of
the 3000 messages really are over 1Mb each?  Find those very large
messages and remove them.  To stand any chance of getting decent
performance with mbox you need to get the mail box well under 1Gb -
preferably under 100Mb.

Or upgrade to a system that uses a reasonably modern version of


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