Sluggish dimap

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Thu Apr 24 13:30:10 BST 2008

On kde-pim list, someone said:
when using kontact/kmail with a large disconnected imap account (containing 
about 25,000 mails in about 100 folders), the program becomes slow and 
sluggish. Checking all folders takes a long time, and also browsing the 
calender or local addressbook is slow.
Is there any configuration which could speed kontact up? I use the same imap 
account with different computers, so it is probably necessary to check all 
folders for new mail, since mails might have been moved/deleted via the other 

His folders are maildir.

He went on to ask if it would be possible to check Inbox on schedule, but 
other mailboxes only on manual check.  That doesn't sound easy to me.  Is it 

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