[Dovecot] dovecot seems to be slow

Gregory Bond gnb at itga.com.au
Mon Nov 1 00:33:20 EET 2004

Götz Reinicke wrote:

> after the update from wu-imap to dovecot, opening e-mails on the imap 
> server seems slower than with wu-imap. I haven't measured any speed 
> yet, but clicking on a message in a folder takes sometimes a couple of 
> seconds to open the mail.

The _first_ time you touch a folder, it will be very slow (as it builds 
the index files), but after that it should be fast enough.  I run 
dovecot on folders with 5000+ messages and it's fine for me.

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