[Dovecot] fts squat -> webmail, fastcgi timeout: SOLR the answer?

Stan Hoeppner stan at hardwarefreak.com
Wed Feb 10 12:17:11 EET 2010

mailinglists at belfin.ch put forth on 2/10/2010 3:01 AM:

> And the other question is, is there any mail user agent that would support
> server-side full text indexing and not create own indexes?

Thunderbird.  Maybe all MUAs?  Usually with smartly designed MUAs body searches
are left to the IMAP server to perform.  On standard TB, in the absence of
about:config hacks, one cannot run a body search on an IMAP folder unless you
check the "Run search on server" box.  Anything else is a header search, and
headers are already indexed by TB for pretty much everything.  TB doesn't index
IMAP message bodies, _unless_ you have IMAP folders synchronized locally and are
running in offline mode.  In the offline case your search will utilize a local
index of message bodies.


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