[Dovecot] Large Mailbox Slow

Patrick Domack patrickdk at patrickdk.com
Tue Aug 23 02:47:42 EEST 2011

Only thing that comes to my mind is to use shorter uidl's to id each  
email, not sure what method your using now.

I would seriously consider just changing it to use imap instead, then  
you can be notified if there is a new email, instead of downloading  
the list each time.

Quoting Matt <lm7812 at gmail.com>:

>> Doubt if there is any answer to this but will ask anyway.  Have a few
>> pop3 accounts with thousands of messages.  Its slow when checking
>> email naturally.  Are there any tweaks to speed it up?  I imagine
>> there is an exchange of the message and header list which is the slow
>> down.  Too bad the list could not be compressed with gzip or something
>> first.  I think http has an option similar to that.
>> Just asking.
> I am running Maildir format on CentOS 5.x 64bit with Ext3 on raid1.
> Often wander if Ext4 would have been better.

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