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Re: Big IMAP folders

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: Big IMAP folders
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 19:51:41 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Andrzej Adam Filip <> writes:


>>> b) Have you considered using local imap folders with last few
>>> hundredths messages from the lists?
>> A local IMAP server (and synchronizing with offlineimap) is very
>> nice.  But why only store the last few hundreds?  My emacs-devel
>> group has about 25.000 messages, its size is about 232 MB, and Gnus
>> handles it fine. :-)
> How often do search *ALL* messages in the folder? :-)

Very frequently.  My local imap server (Dovecot) does full text indexing
on the fly, so searches are very fast.  Of course, if the imap server
would search by grepping, large groups would be bad in that respect.

Bye, Tassilo

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