slow incremental indexing of maildirs with squat

Marc Stürmer mail at
Wed Nov 26 07:37:45 UTC 2014

Zitat von vitalif at

> Hi!
> I'm using Dovecot 2.1.7 on Debian Wheezy 32-bit (package version is  
> 1:2.1.7-7+deb7u1) with maildirs.
> My problem is that the incremental indexing of maildirs with squat  
> takes a very long time... I don't know if it reindexes anything, but

Quoting from the Wiki:

NOTE: The Squat code is quite slow for large mailboxes. There are also  
a few bugs that are unlikely to be fixed. In v2.1+ it's recommended to  
use fts-lucene instead.


So you should do what the wiki does suggest, either switching to  
Lucene or Solr.

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