[Dovecot] Large Mailbox Slow
thomas-lists at nybeta.com
Tue Aug 23 18:50:03 EEST 2011
On 8/22/2011 6:42 PM, Matt wrote:
> 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.
IMAP is a far better choice if you want to leave messages up on the server.
(XFS or ext4 plus using Maildir storage format on the server can also be
a big help. But unless you have evidence that the disks are buried or
the server's CPU is busy, those changes may not help at all. A good and
quick tool on Linux servers to monitor that is "atop".)
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