[kdepim-users] archiving emails

Bob Smits bob at rsmits.ca
Thu Oct 20 17:46:27 BST 2011

On October 19, 2011 12:33:57 pm Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> On Wednesday 19 October 2011, Robert Smits wrote:

> > The only problem I have with automatically moving old email to an
> > archive folder is that it having all those messages in Kmail really
> > slows it down.
> Do you mean when accessing this folder? Or in general?

I mean in general.
> > It's true this is far worse in KDE 3.5 than in KDE4,
> > but versions of KDE4 PIM that came out after Opensuse 11.2 are,
> > IMHO, too crippled to use. I'd rather have a slower program than
> > give up threading, proper distribution lists, etc.
> Hmm. I have a local folder with more than 120,000 messages. Opening this
> folder (with threading, but without grouping) takes about 25-30 seconds
> using KMail 1.13.6 on openSUSE 11.4. Given the large amount of messages
> and that I only very rarely look into this folder I think the time is
> acceptable. Of course, your mileage may vary.

Hmm. I have a little less, about 60,000, but your experience matches mine 
pretty well. It's in KDEPIM 3.5.10 that it's quite a bit slower.  I'm not 
complaining about it, it's just a tradeoff I'm willing to make for a more 
functional program. 

bob at rsmits.ca
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