[Dovecot] Shared mailboxes / IMAP folder performance

Robert Schetterer rs at sys4.de
Tue Jan 21 19:36:44 EET 2014

Am 21.01.2014 18:09, schrieb Sebastian Schlatow:
> Am 21.01.2014 17:51, schrieb Robert Schetterer:
>> Am 21.01.2014 17:31, schrieb Sebastian Schlatow:
>>> Hello,
>>> how performant is an IMAP shared folder / mailbox if it contains 2
>>> million mails? Is it possible two have such a quantity of mails in a
>>> shared folder? Is it possible to search that shared folder for mails in
>>> a fast way?
>>> Regards
>>> Sebastian
>> there might no ultimate answer for this ,cause it might not depend on
>> the number of mails only, there might be other complex setup stuff
>> involved, at the end with which client you like to search, why not
>> simply test it with a test server, shouldnt take much time
>> Best Regards
>> MfG Robert Schetterer
> Thanks for your quick reply. As a client Thunderbird, Evolution and
> Outlook should be used. In rare cases maybe mobile clients on iOS and
> Android. So it is principle possible to have it performant? I asked
> because I wanted to know if it makes sense to setup a test system for that.

speculate ,in an "ideal" dove server setup, the clients will get your

Best Regards
MfG Robert Schetterer

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