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Re: Setting up Icedove with mayor providers (was: MTU and Postfix)

On Sun, 04 Sep 2011 22:34:09 +0800, lina wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 9:57 PM, Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> wrote:

>> Before setting up your Gmail account to use it with your e-mail client
>> you should first "clean up" your inbox/folders because you can have
> inbox/folders ?

Yes. If you have all of your messages stored/archived in your inbox 
Icedove will suffer to download/get all that amount of data.

It's better to have sub-folders so you can classify your e-mails and put 
in there a small set of messages.

> I have inbox and different folders ( folders are not in the inbox
> directory).

Hum... are that Gmail default folders (sent/all/trash...) or have you 
manually created them?
> clean up?

Yep :-)

Gmail has the strange ability to fill up very quickly and we tend to 
forget to completely remove e-mails that we don't want anymore. It's the 
price we have to pay in this "cloud-based" world: we forget about basic 
maintenance and let the provider to do the "dirty" job.

>> stored there thousand of messages that can take very long to download.
>> Were you using POP3 or IMAP to get your Gmail's e-mails in Icedove?

Then arrange your inbox and let Ivecove to gather the data. The first 
time will take some time but once it indexes and caches the folder it 
will be quicker.

> P.S  Before I tried the icedove,
> mainly just wanna download thousands of emails from windows live account
> to backup (It's kind of "official" email box I used for years).
> Right now I wonder I maybe do backup in different machine, such as use
> outlook. will try another time.

I guess Outlook will suffer for the same as Icedove (it will be slow).

But if you want to make a backup for a small set of messages, I think 
there are specialized tools to achieve that task (e.g., gmail backup).



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