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Re: Is there a stable mail client for linux?

On 2004-10-01 14:44:21 -0700, Brian Nelson wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 01, 2004 at 02:23:53PM -0500, Douglas G. Phillips wrote:
> > > It might not complain, but it'll take its sweet ass time loading
> > > a large mailbox.
> > It's a lot faster than some others, especially Evolution with huge mbox
> > files, IMHO.  If you have issues with the speed, try switching to
> > maildir format -- much faster with large mailboxes.
> I already use Maildir.  In general, mutt is probably the slowest mail
> client I've seen, those gnus beats it in slowness in some situations.

Slow for doing what?

It is quite slow to load my archive mailbox (something like one minute),
but this mailbox is large (27887 messages, 99 MB for the moment) and I
haven't installed the maildir cache yet. The only problem I have with
Mutt is that it can freeze for more than one minute when a message has
been received in the current maildir mailbox, even small (a few hundred
messages); in general, the freeze lasts several seconds only, but this
is still annoying. I don't have this problem with the mbox format.

Apart from that, Mutt is quite fast. And since the IMAP code was fixed
a long time ago, Mutt has never crashed, IIRC.

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