[kdepim-users] Clicking on new mail causes Index problem
techwritebos at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 16 18:44:29 BST 2009
>Are the folders mbox or maildir? Maildir is better speedwise, but also if
>something gets corrupted the rest are not at risk.
>If you have the patience you could create some new subfolders and drag
>messages (many at a time, if appropriate) into them, ending up with more but
>smaller mailboxes. KMail allows nesting, for instance this folder is Inbox >
>KDE-Lists > kde-pim, which makes it easier for searching. I can search on
>KDE-Lists + subfolders, or on Fedora + subfolders, for instance.
>Incidentally, drag'n'drop is also the way to convert folders from mbox to
>maildir - create the new folders, move the mail, delete any obsolete folders.
How robust is this? It seems I'm currently barely able to drag even a month (500 or so messages) without Kontact crashing, with 100 percent CPU resources used.
Can I manually create these folders using the file manager? Or manually transfer the messages once I create the empty mbox folders in Kontact?
I think part of the problem is just the size of the folder: 2.5GB, with over 40,500 emails. My other folders had the same number of emails but were only half the size...1.2GB or less.
Thanks as always for the help!
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