[dovecot] Re: Mbox spool; dovecot rewriting and rewriting and rewriting

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Mon Apr 7 21:58:04 EEST 2003

On Mon, 2003-04-07 at 20:47, Ask Bjoern Hansen wrote:
> I use the OS X Mail.app client.    I tested it with a test account
> with no problems, but trying to use it with my usual mail folders
> (~1.3GB; 120MB in the inbox) it's not working at all.
> It seems like dovecot keeps copying the full inbox into a temp file
> in mail/.imap/INBOX.  It did it at least 10 times while I was
> watching without any noticable progress doing anything at all in
> Mail.app.

That sounds like Mail.app is creating new custom flags. What does
X-IMAPbase header look like in the first mail?

Anyway, rewriting isn't too well optimized yet. It's a bit better in CVS
now and I think I could make it a bit more better for the next release
(which might be good enough for most), but "optimal" rewriting requires
a bit larger changes.

> I tried stopping new mail deliveries to the inbox while I testing,
> but it didn't seem to make a difference.

New mails shouldn't require rewriting, especially the whole file.

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