solr vs fts

Aki Tuomi aki.tuomi at
Thu Jul 4 12:27:02 EEST 2019

On 4.7.2019 12.22, Maciej Milaszewski IQ PL via dovecot wrote:
>>> A few clients have 25K and more e-mail
>>> I thinking about use solr like:
>>>  fts = solr
>>>  fts_solr = debug url=http://IP:8983/solr/ (solr in external machine)
>>> Does it make sense ? use dovecot_indexes and fts ?
>>> What is the difference in performance?
>> Hi!
>> Dovecot indexes are not actually related to FTS that much. Using FTS
>> usually makes sense since it speeds up IMAP fulltext searches.
>> Aki
> Hi
> So you're advised to use a solr or something else?

Using any FTS is advisable, currently suitable ones would be SOLR or
Xapian (see


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