Bad Signature - Both Roundcube and Squirrelmail webmail cannot search for anything + cannot open many emails because there are more than 200, 000 emails in my Inbox

Turritopsis Dohrnii Teo En Ming ceo.teo.en.ming at
Tue Apr 19 23:19:58 UTC 2022

I am planning to delete a lot of useless emails, which takes up a huge
proportion of the 200,000 emails in my inbox.


Mr. Turritopsis Dohrnii Teo En Ming
Targeted Individual in Singapore
20 Apr 2022 Wednesday

On Tue, 19 Apr 2022 at 14:49, Sam Kuper <sampablokuper at> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 18, 2022 at 03:23:10PM -0700, Joseph Tam wrote:
> > On Mon, 18 Apr 2022, Paul Kudla (SCOM.CA Internet) wrote:
> >> As for the 200,000+ emails in the inbox no email system was ever
> >> designed for that - ever.
> >> ...
> >> no system will support 200,000 + emails, even if the server can
> >> handle that and running imap where you only download the headers the
> >> email client would just spin trying to update the email box
> >> constantantly.
> >
> > I think Gmail does exaclty this -- their mail system really has one
> > big mesage repository, and they simulate mailboxes by using labels.
> > They seem to encourage piling the message high and using their search
> > or auto-labelling features to find what you're looking for.
> >
> > Users of mine who previously used Gmail expect our mail system to
> > behave similarly, and I have to break them of their habit to packrat
> > all their mail into their INBOX.
> Gmail is *advertised* as working that way.
> In practice, though, Gmail used to exhibit search/browse bugs (e.g.
> failing to identify all relevant mails/threads) annoyingly often.  This
> was sometimes true via the official Gmail web interface, and was
> especially true via the official mobile app, on at least some platforms.
> Maybe those issues have been fixed - I don't know.  But unless they have
> been, Gmail is not really a panacea.
> In any case, for Dovecot, Joseph & Paul's advice to divide mail into
> folders where possible seems sensible - especially for access over IMAP.
> Sam

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