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Re: IMAP timing issue

On Tue, Mar 02, 2010 at 06:07:16AM -0500, Paul Cartwright wrote:
> The problem is, at home, on our debian box, she runs 
> Kmail. When she clicks on the inbox it takes forever to bring in all the 
> messages, and if she clicks on another folder NOT in her inbox, next time she 
> goes back, it starts over again with zero messages, retrieves them all, and 
> it takes forever. Part of the problem is people that send monster ( OUTLOOK) 
> messages with megabyte attachments.. 

I don't use kmail, but AIUI, it should only be loading the email
_headers_ and not the entire emails. It should only load the email
when she tries to view it. That said, if there are a whole lot of
emails, it could still take a few seconds to load all the headers. But
unless we're talking thousands of emails and a slow connection, it
should still only take a few seconds. Iwould look at kmail and see
whether it's pulling only headers or the entire emails. 

> What can I do? I'm not that familiar with IMAP, would disconnected IMAP be 
> better?

disconnected IMAP might help because it would have a local copy to
load, speeding the process. But I suspect that's not really the

BTW, what do you mean by "forever?


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