[Dovecot] pop3-throttle

Emmanuel Dreyfus manu at netbsd.org
Wed Jun 27 14:55:09 EEST 2012

On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 12:50:20PM +0300, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> What mailbox format do you use? This shouldn't be a problem with for
> example mdbox, probably not with sdbox either and with mbox/maildir
> there are settings that can improve this.

This is mbox.

> Or are you not talking about opening the mailbox, but about clients
> redownloading all the mails all the time?

I don't think the client downloads the whole mailbox each time. It 
takes so long on a 1 GB mbox that the users would have complained. 
However, I can see a lot of disk I/O activity for pop daemon operating
on the bigger mbox (easy to spot looking at the process uid)

Emmanuel Dreyfus
manu at netbsd.org

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