Re: [Geary] IMAP / gmail performance?

On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 5:02 PM, Kristian Rink <kawazu428 gmail com> wrote:
The last of these symptoms is something I kind of managed to track down
using sql and network logging: Our corporate IMAP server is pretty
large (in terms of mail spool size and in terms of available IMAP
folders for different internal purposes). A load of messages in there
contain *large* attachments (documents between 5 and 50 megabytes of
size). Generally, mail traffic in most of these folders is extremely
high during daytime. Looking at the logs, it seems geary generally gets
extremely busy periodically iterating across all these folders and
permanently synchronizing / downloading new messages.

Hmm, so are most of these folders in a shared/public IMAP namespace, that you know of? I.e. folders not in your own personal account? If so, do you need access to them from Geary?

Unfortunately I haven't found any way to influence this behaviour.
Expectation would be to simply tell the IMAP client to please ignore
certain folders or subfolder hierarchies in the IMAP tree but I
couldn't figure out how to do that (if it's possible with geary after

This is usually what IMAP mailbox subscriptions are for, and which would likely take care of this for you — assuming you don't actually want to subscribe to those folders. Currently, Geary doesn't pay attention to that however: <>

Not storing attachments in the database <> and not downloading attachments by default <> might also help.


⊨ Michael Gratton, Percept Wrangler.
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