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Re: Mail Reader

On Jo, 08 iul 21, 10:53:09, tomas@tuxteam.de wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 08, 2021 at 11:39:42AM +0300, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
> [...]
> > Any folder with more than a few hundred messages should probably be 
> > converted to Maildir, unless it's used as an archive and rarely (if 
> > ever) changed. (neo)mutt can deal with different formats per folder.
> Not my experience. As I said, my main mail folder is roughly 38k
> messages (corresponding to 1.1G) and mutt deals extremely well
> with that. Moving/deleting messages (which I do regularly) rarely
> takes more than a couple of seconds, even searching through all
> the mail bodies for a regexp is reasonable (tens of secs). And
> this on a machine which ain't a beast: a virtual slice with 1G
> RAM reporting one (virtual) proc at 6385.49 bogomips.

I'll defer to your experience. When I switched away from mbox it was 
mainly to avoid problems due to different software accessing the storage 
at the same time.
Searching is likely to be faster with mbox because it's only one file 
per mailbox, but I doubt it's noticeable compared to Maildir and for 
huge archives notmuch is probably a good idea anyway.

Kind regards,

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