dovecot & Apple Mail & maildir & lots of Mail

Thierry de Montaudry thierry at
Sat Nov 22 11:34:10 UTC 2014


Using Mac Mail with 9 mail accounts, more than 150 folders, and 1000s of mails, I get far too many problems lately, and not only on dovecot, so I would say the problem lies with Mac Mail, and even more if you installed Yosemite. As far as I know dovecot handle very well accounts with 100000s email even if the size is very big.

And BTW, looking for a fast and reliable mail client for Mac, to replace Mac Mail, any suggestion?


On 22 Nov 2014, at 11:39, Peter <pch at> wrote:
> Am 2014-11-21 um 22:52 schrieb Thomas Klausner:
>> Hi!
>> My Mail directory is 31G with about 180 directories, each containing
>> mails in maildir format.
>> Has anyone had similar issues?
>> Is my maildir too big for dovecot too handle?
> My Maildir is 61G in 237493 messages spread over 424 folders. dovecot handles this effortlessly. "doveadm mailbox status -t all '*' -u <name>" returns almost instanly on a warm cache. Thunderbird does fine too.
> -- 
> peter

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