[kdepim-users] KMail becomes slow after search

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 13:24:50 BST 2009

O. Sinclair wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
>> On Monday 17 August 2009 10:43:29 O. Sinclair wrote:
>>> Leander Sukov wrote:
>>>> After searching for mails, KMail (at least my) becomes very slow. I
>>>> want to debug the problem, but I do not know how I can do that.
>>>> After deleting the last search in /home/~/.kde/share/apps/kmail KMail
>>>> starts working in the usual way again.
>>>> Does anyone else have an expierience like that?
>>> Which version are you using? I am on KDE 3.5.10 w KMail 1.9.10 and have
>>> experienced this so many times that I have almost stopped using the
>>> Search function. Same goes for if I mark too many emails as Important.
>>> Specially on startup KMail gets extremely slow and generates enormous
>>> amounts of disk activity.
>> I have huge numbers of messages gathered over years, marked Important, and 
>> have never seen any ill-effect.  OTOH, it has often been remarked that a 
>> search that creates a large search folder does have this effect.  I don't know 
>> why it does, but when I get that result I always try to do a search that will 
>> produce few matches before I close the application.
> Well I have no idea how this might happen and just to test I marked a 
> few emails as Important and, touch wood, so far no problems. Maybe 
> something has changed since I last used the function.
> So it leaves us with the Search-related slowness. Again, I have avoided 
> creating Search-folders for a long time due to being massively irritated 
> when Kontact/KMail starts and the computer grinds to near halt.

Well I just made some searches and played around quite a bit and can not
reproduce the problem any longer...
I have not a clue as to when I last had it as I found it so irritating I
stopped using these functions a while ago.

I can only remember one thing I have done: I have uninstalled all
modules related to Strigi as I found it unusable and pointless.


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