[Dovecot] Automatic Index Generation
jet at surreal.pl
Sun Dec 9 11:35:01 EET 2007
Timo Sirainen wrote:
> I guess you're using maildirs? And you're migrating existing users
> mailboxes? Do your users use actual IMAP clients or webmail?
POP3 and webmail.
> I'm not sure if you should worry about creating the indexes. If your
> users use IMAP clients, just make sure you preserve UIDVALIDITY and UIDs
> for messages, otherwise most of the clients will download all mails
UIDs are already taken care of and thoroughly tested.
> If you were thinking about just generating dovecot-uidlist and the main
> dovecot.index file, don't bother. Their creation is practically free.
It's not for a mailbox which has 30k+ messages and inbox around 600MB in
size. Takes a while to build the index, I have tested this already. First
login and index creation takes around 4-6 minutes, then next one just few
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