[kdepim-users] KMail becomes slow after search

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 12:39:28 BST 2009

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.

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