[kdepim-users] IMAP

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Thu Jan 7 22:27:09 GMT 2010

On Thursday 07 January 2010, Kārlis Repsons wrote:
> On Thursday 03 December 2009 09:46:24 Kārlis Repsons wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > not knowing much about IMAP, I'm still going to set up Dovecot that
> > way -- what I wanted to know is about search: how can dovecot's
> > indexing feature be taken advantage of, when a search is performed
> > with kmail? "Automatically"? Well, just to make sure it actually
> > can work out...
> And now I'm back with some other, more concrete questions, but first
> I'll tell briefly what has been done.
> I decided to sort mails per year/month and then set up an automatic
> mechanism to sort within a month folder as desired. First I had to
> migrate a chunk of old mails to those perhaps over 1k directories.
> Note, that I set dovecot to
> :LAYOUT=fs, so I can use that mail tree with mutt in an emergency
> : situation
> (which caused that all folders had to be created by hand on server,
> failure with kmail). But I've not finished the migration yet, because
> kmail is deadly slow. It takes some hours for it to process those
> folders every time kmail is started and it "burns" a cpu core.
> Is that nonstandard serverside mails tree format to blame? Or with
> maildir++ it'd be about just as slow?

Probably yes. To KMail the folder tree wouldn't look different. The 
difference is only known by dovecot. As such it cannot affect KMail.

> I read, some other IMAP module/whatever is going to be ready for
> KMail, but is there sufficient reason to think, it will handle such
> large imap mailbox trees, which are in addition filesystem trees, not
> maildir++?

Akonadi will hopefully cope better with this. Does the situation improve 
if you "hide" all but about 100 folders from dovecot (and thus also 
from KMail)?

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